"The minute I spoke to Bret about Collective Futures I knew it was special and had to get involved.
I am a huge advocate for the opportunities an education offers. As a professor at universities I am also painfully aware that the system is steeped in inequality. Changing how education is financed is a massive part of changing how education is treated; we need to teach students how to think for themselves, which is the philosophy upon which original and necessary ideas such as Collective Futures are founded.
We need tomorrow's world to be richer in cultural exchange, ideas and support. With so much division today, Collective Futures is one of the only companies I have seen to marry two concepts that have come to be seen as polar opposites: investment and humanitarianism.
We fund students through university who had the grades but no chance due to the current system. They then pay back into a proven and stable financial model that allows Collective Futures to grow and send more students. Not only will they return home with a world-class education and start rebuilding Honduras, but the influence they have on their American peers is hugely necessary today.
Collective Futures proves that helping people is not synonymous with personal sacrifice - everyone can grow from systems like this. In a time when the world is looking for a new status quo I think this could be the very foundation of a society in which the focus of economics is collective." -Rachel, Head of Social Media