IGottaMakeIt is an online platform dedicated to teaching inner city youth about entrepreneurship.
Founded: 2014 by Khari Menelik
  • Program Area

    Education, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority


The mission of #IGottaMakeIt is to enlighten inner city youth and show them alternative ways of making it out of poverty. By using interactive video lessons, we are able to teach practical ways of starting a business -- which exposes our youth to methods of making a living that they may have previously been unaware of. With the leverage of technology, we are able to effectively reach youth in inner cities all over America. We believe investing in the youth of our country is the best investment we can make.

Funders and Awards

Fast Forward, Google.org, BlackRock, Westly Prize