Starting Small

What’s the smallest scale imaginable to foster healthy growth of young adults? What’s the path to growth?

  1. Participate in a home matching online marketplace as an intermediary. Rent a home and sublet to subjects. Design rules for subjects’ cooperation. Provide a minimal set of services like back-up childcare, tutoring, academic advising, job searching, government benefits and tax advice, etc.
  2. Recruit more established adults to serve as mentors.
  3. Lend reputation by helping get subjects jobs. Start a business that preferentially employs participants.
  4. Apply for grants to acquire real estate to use as permanent housing. Allow subjects to buy equity stakes, enabling rolling real estate purchases.
Written on July 27, 2022