Marshall Botto

Economic Justice

2018

Through the installation, maintenance, and diversity of an alternative to the current pay-to-play programs that dominate sports opportunities in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, ROOTED will help change that. By radically shifting the burden of cost from the community, ROOTED will provide low to no-cost activities programs that encourage cooperation, foster communal pride, and work to confront the negative effects of economic inequality; furthermore ROOTED will provide counseling services for attendees to ensure that our social impact is actively and passively reported back to us by those directly affected. Through the acquisition of federal grants, local partnerships, and corporate sponsorship, by 2020 the communities directly served by ROOTED will stand as living testimony to a renegotiation of youth sport and local investment.