The PASSING THE TORCH INITIATIVE (PTI) develops platforms, programs, and partnerships that advance the Spirit of the Olympic Games through service to society, in sport and beyond.
The Olympia*Platform (O*P), a PTI project, is an online platform and collaborative network for Olympic/Paralympic-inspired social engagement and change. O*P connects and mobilizes 'Change Makers ' from around the world, helping them to build a personal platform to amplify their voices
and efforts and connect to innovative community-based programs
locally and globally.
By facilitating fast, fun, and impactful ways to share the
Olympic Spirit everywhere,
PTI and O*P will foster a healthier,
'more peaceful and better world' (Olympic Charter).
The Passing the Torch initiative (PTI) and the Olympia Platform is the brainchild of:
The Olympic Mission: 'Educate Youth through Sport to Contribute to Building a More Peaceful and Better World'.
Our Philosophy: The Olympics can be a greater force for good in the world. We serve this goal by connecting people and resources promoting Olympic Values & Inspiration across 5 Program Areas (derived from Olympic Mission): Education - Knowledge & Experience Sharing; Youth - Today & Future Generations; Sport - Fair Play & Healthy Lifestyles; Peaceful World -O&P Athlete-led ventures in Social Justice & Equity; Better World - Sustainable Planet.
Our Approach: PTI is informed by the founders’ decades-long participation in the U.S. and international Olympic movements, together with more recent research, networking, and strategic planning. What is new is the emergence of collaborative networking technology that helps us promote our philosophy through engagement platforms within the global Olympic/Paralympic ecosystem. PTI is an international non-profit based in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area - a center of global technology innovation. By serving as a technology hub for the global Olympic family and teaming with existing community-based strategic partners, we will scale quickly, keeping our internal organization lean and efficient.
We plan to launch the fully-functioning The OLYMPIC*PLATFORM website/APP to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games in 2021.
Passing the Torch Initiative is a project of Empowerment Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. EIN: 31-179-6801 Empowerment WORKS, Inc. www.empowermentworks.org
2. Support Us. We are now seeking tax-deductible seed funding to support a 2021 Olympic Year Launch of the platform. You can light the flame as a 'First Supporter' by contacting:
Charles Altekruse OLY USA Mobile/ WhatsApp: +1 (510) 913-3669, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andras (“Andy”) Toro OLY HUNGARY & USA: Mobile: +1 (510) 234-5140, Email: email@example.com