Do Good Program (2018-present)
Launched in 2018, the Do Good portfolio started as a three-year initiative of IYF and Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change Foundation to equip Nashville youth, ages 14-18, from marginalized communities with the skills, support, and opportunities they need to thrive in school, work, and life.
The pilot’s success in Nashville served as an impetus to expand the program model to Puerto Rico in 2020. As of the end of 2020, Do Good Nashville and Do Good Puerto Rico have equipped over 1,100 youth from vulnerable Nashville and Puerto Rican neighborhoods with the skills, support, and opportunities they need to thrive.
In 2021, Do Good will reach an additional 1000 young people in Puerto Rico and Nashville through Passport to Success, the implementation of which will be tailored to offer a delivery format that best fits the schedules and needs of the young people. Moreover, the initiative will engage students and Rodan + Fields consultants in student-led community service projects that foster youth leadership, adult-youth connections, and community engagement.
By working with and through local youth-serving nonprofit organizations who understand the challenges, aspirations, and needs of their youth better than anyone, IYF contributes expertise in program management, community service, and life skills training, including the implementation of our foundational life skills curricula, Passport to Success. Integrating lessons in areas like problem solving, goal-setting, conflict management, communication, career planning, and youth-led community service into existing programmatic frameworks has successfully helped to address youth disengagement that often leads to negative outcomes like high dropout rates, drug and alcohol use, and difficulty finding employment. In so doing, Do Good will help youth overcome the barriers that stand in the way to the bright futures they desire and deserve.