Change begins with you, is a phrase that Amanda often uses and fully believes in. Not only do personal and professional changes begin with your choosing to invest in yourself, but when you do, through 1:1 mentoring with Amanda and corporate events, a minimum of 5% of the exchange is donated towards social and/or environmental causes.
It’s Amanda’s personal mission to mobilize a minimum of $1 million USD to support decolonization of indigenous communities, provide them with access to clean drinking water where needed, and provide them with a platform where they can express themselves and be seen and heard in a way that builds a bridge towards healing.
Here are some of the amazing organizations we have developed a partnership with so far:
The REAL (reading and educational assistance learning) Program
Addressing literacy issues by providing books, homework assistance, healthy snacks and dinners, enrichment opportunities, college campus visits and just plain healthy fun to children in a safe, caring environment (plus English language tutoring for their parents!)
Crossing Lines – Slacklining
“Crossing Lines started as a highlining project, using the striking visuals of highlining to create a new conversation about Iran and the U.S. We’re continuing this project with a second trip to Iran in 2017 and planning more international highline festivals in the Middle East and elsewhere to connect people through highlining and film.
Now we’re adding on a second project to Crossing Lines. We’ve seen slacklining help people find new communities, escape unhealthy lifestyles, and dramatically change their lives. We believe slacklining can be a powerful tool to help refugees integrate into their new communities, build relationships, and learn the local languages in a playful environment. Perhaps more importantly, we believe slacklining can also help the local community to connect with refugees outside of headlines and news reports.”