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Building LGBT+ Tech Leaders For Social Change Impact

Maven creates technology solutions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) youth to network, organize and educate for social change. Maven provides training, resources and leadership opportunities. Using a platform that enhances engagement, youth are connected to other LGBTQA youth and community-based organizations.

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Building LGBT+ Tech Leaders For Social Change Impact

Maven creates technology solutions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) youth to network, organize and educate for social change. Maven provides training, resources and leadership opportunities. Using a platform that enhances engagement, youth are connected to other LGBTQA youth and community-based organizations.
10K
people impacted
$604.1B
potential funding
the problem
Nature and Context

Maven creates technology solutions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) youth to network, organize and educate for social change. Through social gaming, Maven provides training, resources and leadership opportunities. Using a platform that enhances engagement, youth are connected to other LGBTQA youth and community-based organizations. Maven believes that virtually every youth has the power to create social change. It aims to bridge the technology gap between LGBTQ+ youth and youth-serving organizations and provide meaningful skills development to pave career pathways for LGBTQ+ youth.

Symptoms and Causes
  • The LGBTQ community is incredibly underrepresented in the tech community

  • LGBTQ youth need spaces where they feel they can be their authentic selves

the impact
Negative Effects
  • 80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation. Maven Youth provides a safe space for LGBTQ kids ages 14-19 to explore the world of tech in a supportive and welcoming environment

Economic Impact
  • In 2015, NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) alone contributed over $1.15 billon to the US economy; if all estimated LGBT-owned businesses in America are projected, their contribution to the economy exceeds $1.7 trillion;

  • Over 900 Certified LGBTBEs have created over 33,000 jobs in the United States;

  • LGBTBEs have an average revenue of $2,475,642, with at least one LGBTBE reporting $180,000,000 in annual gross;

Success Metrics
  • Creating an organization that provides camps across the country for LGBTQ youth to learn and obtain resources about the tech field and how it can create social change

who benefits from solving this problem
Organization Types

Maven Youth - https://www.mavenyouth.org/

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Sierra Briscoe - www.linkedin.com/in/sierrabriscoe