THE LANTERN NETWORK.
MISSION & HISTORY.
The Lantern Network inspires, guides and propels young, underrepresented Americans, encouraging them to discover their purpose, reach their dreams, and change their lives for the better. Simply put, we want to make our country and by extension the entire world, a more inclusive, competitive, and fun place for all.
TLN is modeled after the well-documented Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad Inspired and Guided thousands of courageous people from physical slavery to freedom. Similarly, The Lantern Network Inspires, Guides and Launches careers of courageous, but underserved, youth on their journey to economic freedom. This is accomplished by providing examples of success stories, mentorship opportunities, internships, sponsors, and other resources to our clients.
Our vision is a bold, strong, and united America where all people are valued by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Our mission is to strengthen America by providing roadmaps and resources to young Black Americans, so they can realize their dreams and more fully contribute to building our More Perfect Union.
MEETING CHALLENGES AND CHANGING LIVES.
OUR 3 STRATEGIC PILLARS
1. INSPIRE passion and ignite the desire to start the journey by illuminating the many paths to Economic Freedom.
2. GUIDE the way by providing life skills, coaching and professional mentorship.
3. PROPEL life-changing careers through engaged sponsorship and partnerships with forward-thinking businesses and other organizations. These partners will benefit from the cognitive diversity and unique approaches to problem solving and strategic growth that are endemic to The Lantern Network and the youth we support.
OUR LANTERN LIGHTER PARTNERS.
We love our Corporate Sponsors! The Lantern Network partners with many influential leaders, companies and sponsors who make it possible carry out the mission to lead our young persons to economic freedom. If you and/or your company would like to sponsor TLN, too, let us know. We'll get information about sponsoring sent your way.