Introducing Strive

Mission

Strive is an intentional and impactful initiative that utilizes Buzzer’s unifying platform to create more equitable social and economic outcomes for communities of color. 

How

Buzzer is dedicated to leveling the playing field. Through our company’s mission, values, product and financial tools, our goal is to create more opportunities for communities of color. Strive will serve as that vehicle for Buzzer to drive positive change and outcomes in our society.

Leveling the playing field for communities of color

Strive Pillars

Social Justice Advancing equality and justice in the United States. Strive will partner with organizations to raise awareness, educate & take direct action toward meaningful reform and progress.
 •  2022 Focus Area: Voting Access

Economic Justice Creating and driving more economic opportunities for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI & other underrepresented communities. Strive will partner with organizations that address and support innovative solutions that focus on diverse leadership pipelines, the racial wealth gap & other economic inequities in this nation.
 •  2022 Focus Area: Career Access

Sports Participation Increasing access to sports participation for communities of color, women, the transgender community & other underrepresented communities. Strive will partner with grassroots organizations to lower barriers to entry and promote equitable opportunities to learn, play & participate in sports. 
 •  2022 Focus Area: Youth Sports Access


The Strive Impact Model

Equity

1% of the company’s equity will be allocated to ‘leveling the playing field.’ This fund will ensure that Strive is prioritized and scales at the same rate of our growth. The investment will support Strive’s mission, partners and causes. As the company grows, so does our investment in this area.

Net Profits

1% of net profits will be reinvested into partnering with non-profits focused on enhancing and empowering Black communities and communities of color. This solution is meant to partner with and contribute to impactful organizations that are providing resources and support for our future leaders and customers.

Consumer Engagement

Invite participation and engagement from each and every Buzzer customer to affect change through partnerships with non-profit organizations aligned with Strive’s mission and vision. The ambition of this commitment is to leverage the Buzzer platform to highlight opportunities for consumers to engage with and learn about organizations that are investing in communities of color.

Employee Volunteerism

1% of employees’ time spent at Buzzer will be dedicated to volunteerism. Whether it is mentoring for Strive, volunteering at a school or supporting nonprofit organizations with technical and professional expertise, teammates are encouraged to level the playing field in ways that are personal to them.

Strive Mentorship Program

Established in 2020, the Strive Mentorship Program aims to foster meaningful connections between college students, with a special emphasis for those enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), with experienced industry professionals in the following sectors:

Sports
Entertainment
Media
Technology
Venture Capital


The interactive program will allow mentees and mentors to discuss a range of topics, from career and professional goals, experiences in the workplace, building their leadership skills, to identifying strengths and weaknesses. Through facilitated sessions, both mentors and mentees will have a chance to cultivate strong relationships, ultimately providing the opportunity to learn and grow.

We are now accepting applications for the #StriveSummer 2022 Mentorship Program!
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