Equity Navigations Solutions Inc., envisions a society in which all youth have equality of opportunity to upward mobility pathways that lead to longer, stronger, and prosperous lives. Especially, disadvantaged, and vulnerable youth who were simply born into circumstances that are beyond their control.
At Equity Navigation Solutions Inc, meeting the unmet needs of Equity-Deprived Youth (EDY) goes to the heart of our passion, purpose, mission, and goal.
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At Equity Navigation Solutions Inc., the added value we bring to the Charlotte experience comes with six integrated beneficial properties that the City of Charlotte and its partners do not have and do not own. Namely,
- The first added value we bring to the Charlotte experience is directed at children born and STUCK in poverty for life. For these youth, our added value provides clarity and a new direction for poverty relief and restoration. How? By delivering a healthier way forward, a better way out and smarter way through to upward mobility that can lead to a longer, stronger, and more prosperous life. Our added value adds value systemically and structurally to the lives of these youth across cross five age-based life cycles: (1) from birth year, (2) early childhood, (3) middle childhood, (4) adolescents, and (5) early adulthood.Our added value is a bold systemic shift in outcome health thinking, direction, mobility, and breakthrough results, that can be a model for the nation.
- The second added value we bring to the Charlotte experience is directed at helping the City of Charlotte, in a way the City of Charlotte can’t help itself. Currently, when it comes to children born and STUCK in poverty, Charlotte is STUCK in mobility failure, and operating with an outdated poverty solution approach that is not only ineffective but is also not compatible with the changing times. For the City of Charlotte, our added value prioritizes the advancement of Equity-Deprived Youth (EDY) and avoids the failures of the status quo, that continue to leave far too many youths further behind with less education, less wealth, poor health, and shorter lifespans.
- The third added value we bring to the Charlotte experience is as the sole source provider, and only producer of Equity Gaining Ground Facilities™, Equity Navigation Engineers™ and other proprietary discoveries. Our added value represents the latest innovation in equity mitigation and social mobility advancement. Effectively, FREEING YOUTH STUCK IN POVERTY to transition their lives successfully from youth into adulthood. Fully funded and implemented this innovation will eliminate the poverty cycle as we know it in Charlotte.
- The fourth added value we bring to the Charlotte experience delivers uncommon breakthrough results in advancing social mobility. Our added value not only significantly increase the likelihood of deprived youth succeeding in life, but also has the potential of improving Charlotte’s national ranking in social mobility from the worst — 50 out of 50, to one of the best in mobility transformation the nation. We can deliver the results, but we can’t do it alone. We need donor support from donors like YOU!
- The fifth added value we bring to the Charlotte experience is a historic and transformational poverty solution. Our added value brings an unprecedented navigation perspective to social science and the helping profession field. Our added value also ushers in a new era of breakthrough equity results that reach the outer limits of mobility mitigation success, where generations of corporate, government and NGO organizations have had limited impact.
- The sixth added value we bring to the Charlotte experience benefit donors as the most effective social mobility movement donors can support in Charlotte and beyond. Currently in Charlotte, donors are making contributions to status quo programming and efforts that result in little or no progress.https://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2022/03/03/local-state/charlotte-struggles-to-measure-economic-mobility-progress/Based on decades of outcome health and income wealth results, little or no progress appears to be the acceptable standard among the political, economic, and social forces who represent and make up the status quo in Charlotte. Especially, when it comes to helping children born and STUCK in poverty.In effect, what status quo practices are currently doing in Charlotte is standardizing donor support for failing programs that keep most of these youth STUCK in poverty. We believe this practice has been going on for so long that the delivery and acceptance of poor outcomes almost operate like an auto pilot transaction with almost everyone accepting the results as normal.Our value-added programming provides all donors large and small, –– everyday donors and socially conscious donors, – with a healthier, better, and smarter alternative to the failing poverty relief and social mobility efforts of the status quo.For the first time ever in a long time, our added value will offer donors of all stripes and from all walks of life, their best chance ever to have their donations make meaningful and lasting change in the lives and future of Equity-Deprived Youth (EDY).To get started, all donors need to do is click here to set their donation GPS to Equity Navigation Solutions Inc.
Equity Navigation Solution Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 C (3) corporation. We are incorporated in the State of North Carolina and located in Mecklenburg County.
As a laboratory of social change philanthropy, we are at forefront of youth social change advocacy at all three levels – the micro level, the mezzo level and the macro level.
We operate in a social justice climate that is calling for a much-needed option for donors interested in advancing upward mobility.
Also, much-needed is a better outcome alternative for donors who truly want to help the less fortunate experience breakthrough results that bring meaningful and lasting change to the lives of these youth.
“Equity Gaining Ground Facilities™” are state-of-the-art safe spaces dedicated to helping Equity-Deprived Youth arrive at a healthier destination in life.
How? With equity connectedness that furthers lifelong learning, growth, and development through the latest innovation in equity mitigation, and social mobility advancement.
Who originated four foundational concepts that are so unique, they fundamentally distinguish Equity Navigation Solutions Inc. from every organization in the nation. Namely:
- Equity Mitigation Space Travel™
- Equity-Flight Programming™
- Equity Gaining Ground Facilities™
- Equity Advancement-Time Compression™
WE ARE NAVIGATORS:
Stepping forward to take ownership of and accountability for navigating the lives of 36,641 Equity-Deprived Youth. We aim to navigate their lives from zip codes where youth live below the poverty line to healthier pathways that lead to longer, stronger and more prosperous lives.
WE ARE INNOVATORS:
Ushering in a new era of breakthrough equity results that reach the outer limits of mobility mitigation success, where generations of corporate, government and NGO organizations have had limited impact.
WE ARE EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITY PROVIDERS
On an on-going basis, we not only propel the hopes, and dreams of Equity-Deprived Youth forward, we navigate their lives to healthier destinations, so they too can realize the outcome health and income wealth aspirations they envision for their lives as we help them transition successfully into adulthood.
WE ARE LIFE-SAVING EQUITY RESPONDERS
Dedicated to rescuing the lives and futures of Equity-Deprived Youth languishing and trapped in societal backwaters struggling on their own through barriers of systemic and structural disadvantage while at risk of being drowned by them.
WE ARE DISMANTLERS OF CHARLOTTE’S
The five main pillars of poverty are (1) household income, (2) limited education, (3) lack of health insurance, (4) living in a low-income area and (5) unemployment.
‘Charlotte’s Poverty Web’ is a life-threatening man-made structure woven together with threads of intentionality, disparities, inequities, neglect, and deprivation.
By design, it is a system the City of Charlotte and its partners maintains, from which, only the fewest of the few youth escapes.
In addition to being STUCK inside due to a lack of mobility, these youth are also cut off from equitable access to opportunity, investment, resources, and support they desperately need, to to transition successfully from youth into adulthood.
‘Charlotte’s Poverty Web’ is also a social determinant of health ‘death trap’ that can harm lives trapped in it.
- By Detonating the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of people in need of upward mobility and advancement.
- By Poisoning the pool of better health starts for children and youth, while pipelining their lives and future into a life of juvenile delinquency, and incarceration.
- By Killing off wealth building opportunities for poverty-stricken communities, so that their divested communities never accumulate generational wealth.
- By Contaminating poverty-stricken zip codes with toxic facilities, inadequate access to healthy food, inadequate transportation, air and water pollution, and unsafe homes.
- By Perpetuating life-threatening disparities and inequities without acknowledging it is deliberate.
Gerald (Jerry) Wesley is the Founder, President, and CEO of Equity Navigation Solutions Inc., a 501 C 3 upstart in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Over the years Gerald has surrounded himself with mentors, experts and advisors who are successful leaders as well.
At every business station in life, Gerald has maintained a winning standard of being awarded employee of the year at almost every organization in his employment history.
Gerald strives to conduct his professional life with purpose, significance, quality and service excellence across all industries.
Gerald’s Youth Leadership Perspective
Personally, I have a long-connected interest in working with Equity-Deprived Youth dating as far back as 1976, when I served as a Youth Counselor at the Rose Marie Bryon Children Center in Daytona Beach Florida.
The single thread that connects 1976 youth with 2023 Equity– Deprived Youth is this: Far too many youth in Charlotte are still being left further and further behind with less education, less wealth, and poor health and a shorter lifespan.
This is a colossal leadership failure that has created a leadership void and vacuum I intend to fill in three ways:
One, by using my unique leadership skills to guide, mentor, role model, and change the direction for these youths in positive ways that helps them rise up to the true level of their potential.
Two, by systemically and structurally connecting 2023 youth, to equitable access to opportunity, support, and the resources they need to be successful across five age-based life cycles: (1) from birth year, (2) early childhood, (3) middle childhood, (4) adolescents, and (5) early adulthood.
Three, by transforming the lives of 2023 youth using equity connectedness that furthers lifelong learning, growth, and development through the latest innovation in equity mitigation, and social mobility advancement.
This innovation involves navigating and expediting the development of these youth upward and forward where they can transition successfully from youth into adulthood at a development speed Charlotte and our nation has never delivered before.
Gerald was born in Daytona Beach, Florida in1954, and graduated from Mainland Sr, High school in 1972.
Papa taught Gerald five life lessons:
- In business and in life, there are only two types of problems: The ones you solve and the ones you createBe a problem solver not a problem creator.
- Blossom wherever you are planted and grow from every experience.
- When plowing uphill in business and in life, you will have to plow uphill, always keep a level head.
- Learn from everything and from everyone regardless of who the teacher is.
- Engage in no activity unless it benefits all whom it effects.
Military Service 1972
In 1972, Gerald entered the U.S. Army and completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Gerald was stationed in Southeast Asia. In 1976, Gerald was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Gerald is a Vietnam Era Veteran.
After Returning Home From Military 1976
Mrs. Bryon was Gerald’s 3rd grade teacher. In 3rd grade, Gerald was also a member of Mrs. Bryons Disciples For Christ Youth singing group.
As a Youth Counselor, in 1976, Gerald helped advance the hopes, dreams and aspirations of children born in poverty who lived in the South Street Projects less than a half a mile away.
Today, in 2023, the Rose Marie Bryon Children Center that opened in 1967, is still open and serves as the oldest successful after program in Daytona Beach Florida.
In the 1990’s Gerald Excelled In NYC Hospitality Industry
In 1990’s Gerald worked in the hospitality industry where he consistently met five star expectations while working at Ritz Carleton Hotel chain.
From 1990’s -2017 Gerald Excelled In The Healthcare Field
Gerald worked in the health and human service industry reaching the position of Sr. Management Consultant with New York City Health & Hospital Corporation — the largest municipal health care system in the United States
Gerald’s educational, training and leadership background covers a wide range of interest ranging from mentoring youth and diversity, to organizational change studies and process improvement derived from the Toyota Production System.
Everything about us, the added value we bring to the Charlotte experience, who we are, right down to our founder and leadership are all about getting the lives and future of these youth on track:
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Please donate to our cause today. With your help, we will fill the hopes, dreams, and aspirations that are missing from lives of Equity-Deprived Youth.
No donation is too large or small. The suggested giving for recurring monthly donors is between $20.00-50.00 per month.
However, for those who desire to convert their concern into action and can give more, we offer ten pathways through which donors can participate.
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