The Initiative Model
Although Step on Poverty started with the Shoe Initiative, the founders understood the importance of reducing risk, a continuation of pragmatic economic practices. Rather than focusing only focusing on a single Initiative, risk averse practices dictated that we partake in diversification. This way, if any single Initiative does fail, the others will carry on and Step on Poverty will even have the opportunity to bail out the Initiative for a second attempt at success. Focusing on merely the Shoe Initiative causes Step on Poverty to adopt a significant amount of risk; instead, starting multiple Initiatives breaks the big risk into smaller risks that are spread over many people: the utility gained from success becomes greater than the repercussions of failure.
BREADTH OF OPERATIONS
Step on Poverty follows an initiative model wherein students start and cultivate their own ambitions in separate initiatives or support existing projects. Learn all about our past, current, and future initiatives that have made, are making, or will make incredible community impact!
Step on Poverty's first completed initiative wherein students collected over 9,000 pairs of shoes used to support micro-enterprises in developing nations.
GAME DESIGN INITIATIVE
Games are big part of the lives of many students. Step on Poverty members are using programs like Unity to learn how to develop games like the ones they played growing up!
Students are helping local businesses improve their business models through enhanced online marketing campaigns and other innovative solutions.
Members of Step on Poverty are developing lesson plans and thorough pedagogies to pass down their knowledge to future generations. Through education they seek to improve their community!
Through education and the provision of sustainable opportunities, students are promoting sustainability throughout their communities.
Many of Step on Poverty's members plan to pursue medicine in the future. This initiative gives these students the opportunity to get hands on experience for their future careers.