iMAGINE is a social impact program for young adults created by DiVERGE that aims to improve their employability skills and promote social inclusion.
iMAGINE starts with an intensive training program that introduces them to several disciplines related to communication, marketing and entrepreneurship in order to develop skills and increase self awareness.
This is the beginning of a long term partnership, as each participant then has the opportunity to tell their story to the world by creating their own sneakers and launch a micro-business with DiVERGE to practice the new earned skills, getting proceeds that result from the sales.
Throughout the program, ongoing mentorship is provided to enable that each participant can strive for a more meaningful future. DiVERGE directs 10% of its profits to further grow iMAGINE and we are formally committed to donate the equivalent of 5% or more of our time through pro-bono services every year.
We invite you to check their unique stories and buy their creations.
They deserve it.
Meet the Team
Adventurous | Hard worker
My main goal is to find out what my main goal is and then accomplish it.I believe we can all contribute to a better world. It deserves it, and so do we.
Aspiring | Fashionista
My parents are my biggest inspirations and supporters of my dreams and ambitions. For example, I joined this incredible project because of their encouragement. And guess what? I LOVED it!
Thoughtful | Eager
I wanted something that would reflect who I am, something I would be proud to wear. Since I'm passionate about high-top shoes and black and red are my favorite colors, this style felt perfect.
Thoughtful | Positive
I try to see the good in every bad situation and vice versa. However, I believe that life should have more positivity than negativity and that can be achieved if we choose to be good to one another.
Peaceful | Romantic
I like to think that I am peaceful, romantic and joyful but I am also a bit fearful and sometimes too naive, as I always tend to just see the good side of people and situations.
Persistence | Focus
I am sociable, like to give back and I am highly involved in my community. I am taking the first steps in entrepreneurship, which is hard but rewarding
Extroverted | Outgoing
I am outgoing, extroverted and I try to make the best out of life. I believe that everything happens for a reason and being a part of this project strongly reaffirmed my belief.
Demanding | Straightforward | Impartial
I am extroverted and always try to look for the positive things in life. I have also learned that I have to be proactive and work really hard to reach my goals, therefore I put my heart and soul in everything I do.
Partier | Dreamer
Growing up, I used to go to the beach with my friends, diving into the blue sea waves, watching the sunshine in the blue sky and seeing my friends laugh and smile...These memories inspired my sneaker's design.
Grateful | Loving | Peaceful
I believe everyone has potential and something to add if granted the opportunity and I think one of the most troubling things in the world today is that people get judged and labeled too easily.
Dreamer | Enthusiastic
I never wanted to let go of my childhood dreams, which is why I joined this project with a lot of enthusiasm, as it gave me the opportunity to explore a completely different world from what I have been following.
Special | Generous | Strong
I still dream like a young kid and one of my biggest dreams is to convince the world that everyone can succeed in life if given support and access to opportunities.
Persistent | Focused | Challenger
To make the sneaker stand out, I used a darker shade of lilac. I wanted colours that represent me and that I could wear in my daily life, and I believe I achieved a great result.
Impartial | Fashionista
Ever since I was a little girl, I am really into fashion. I have always felt attracted to that universe and I see myself working in the industry at some point.