Drayton Mulindabigwi Jabo is a young creative entrepreneur who believes everything is doable. From the very start, he was just bursting with ideas on how he could make a positive change in the lives of youth, something he is extremely passionate about. With a mission and no knowledge of the social innovation world, he sought out help. This is when he discovered the summer company program organized by Invest Ottawa. It was at this time that 20today20tomorrow, his social enterprise was really born. Selling clothing to promote their mission, and with the funds collected, they funded their own projects. They began with a simple podcast to help inspire youth, but quickly evolved and started a mental health initiative that would reach as far as Saskatchewan, for now. Because of Drayton’s unceasing determination, boundless creativity, and passion to help youth, 20today20tomorrow saw the light of day, and will change many young people’s lives.
“Coming in, I had no knowledge of how the business world operates. Through their mentoring, coaching, and constant support, I was able to build something that is sustainable and that I can be proud of. This experience has given me so much confidence going forward.
Furthermore, I was able to understand the importance of networking and broaden my own network. The connections formed during this program will impact my life forever. I hope to continue on this path that they have set me on, and change, positively, as many young lives as possible.”