The Mission of the Allima Institute is to provide technology based microenterprise and development services to at-risk youth and young adults. The organization aims to provide a high level of personal development services leading to individual self worth for a culturally diverse population of disadvantaged youth and young adults. Our fundamental strategy is to develop the capacity of participants, particularly adolescents, to transform into producers rather than solely consumers in the industry.
It benefits to be proactively involved in assisting youth being to achieve a positive adjustment to society. Allima Institute is not a , but rather a technology based experience with the desired outcome of developing emerging community leaders.
Forty years ago, a teenager leaving high school with or without a high school diploma could get work in a local factory. Twenty years ago, even as manufacturing jobs moved offshore, young people could still gain a foothold in the job market through neighborhood stores and restaurants. Amid the housing boom of the past decade, youth with some could find a career track in the construction field. But today-with millions of jobs lost and experienced workers scrambling for every available position-America's young people stand last in line for jobs.*
*Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation Policy Report 2012