After growing up during a recession, many young people experience incredible doubt and anxiety regarding their careers and futures. Operation HOPE’s Fellows, Intern, and Loaned Executive (FILE) program helps young adults gain the skills, connections, and confidence necessary to pursue their entrepreneurial visions and even carry on a mission of social justice.
This year’s fellows are leading the path, breaking expectations by taking incredible initiative for social good. Inspired and influenced by Operation HOPE’s emphasis on mentorship and volunteerism, Summer Fellow, Ann Li is pursuing her own vision — an online support network, “Peer to Peer Health”, connecting people coping with mental illness to volunteer mentors who have overcome similar struggles.
The HOPE family has offered strong support and guidance — from Ann’s manager (me) to Web and Social Media Fellow, Mira Weller — HOPE employees are contributing their experiences and skills to help Ann reach out to those who need it mosy.
Operation HOPE is committed to empowering people to pursue their visions whether it be pulling themselves out of debt, achieving homeownership, or starting a new business. Vote for Ann — help Operation HOPE transform dreamers into doers. Countless others have contributed their vote for Peer-to-Peer in a contest hosted by GOOD, which could potentially provide Ann $2,500 to build the site. If you are inspired by Ann’s story, you too can help by casting a vote here.