Power of Hope employs a sliding scale as a tool to promote economic justice and provide access to all youth.
The following payscale is intended to be a map, inviting each one of us to take inventory of our financial resources and look deeper at our levels of privilege or systemic barriers. It is a way to challenge the classist and capitalistic society we live in and work towards economic justice as a community. The goal is to create an organization where everyone is able to fully participate and the organizers are compensated fairly.
Consider paying MORE THAN FULL PRICE if your family has:
- the ability to comfortably meet all of your basic needs.
- investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.
- regular access to healthcare and health insurance.
- providers who are employed or do not need to work to meet the families needs.
- ownership of your home and a vehicle.
- the resources to take an annual vacation or time off from work.
Consider paying FULL PRICE if your family has:
- the ability to meet all of our basic needs.
- the ability to pay all essential monthly bills and loans.
- access to healthcare, and employer health insurance and/or other employer benefits.
- reliable housing and transportation.
- providers who have reliable employment.
- the resources to take a vacation every few years without financial burden.
Consider paying LESS THAN FULL PRICE if your family has:
- difficulty covering basic expenses.
- significant debt that prevents basic needs from being met.
- medical care, bills and/or expenses not covered by insurance.
- unstable housing and/or limited access to reliable transportation.
- a provider who is unemployed or under-employed.
- eligibility for public assistance including food stamps, health care and/or subsidized/free school lunches.
- not taken a vacation or time off due to the financial burden.
This is based on the ‘Green Bottle’ sliding scale model by Alexis J. Cunningfolk | www.wortsandcunning.com