Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM)

Recruitment Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in helping to spread the word about BEEM! BEEM is a Guaranteed Income project for Black young people in certain areas in San Francisco and Oakland.

What is BEEM?

The Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM) is a Guaranteed Income project for young Black people ages 18 – 24 in certain areas in San Francisco and Oakland. The BEEM project is looking at whether providing Guaranteed Income and financial supports improves the emotional, physical, and financial well-being of Black young people. Participants will be randomly selected from a pool of eligible people, and the project will include 300 people over the course of 2 years. People who participate will receive: 

  • $500 per month for one year either immediately upon enrolling in the program or after a 12-month waiting period.  The money will be provided through an easy-to- use bank card with no fees.  

  • Access to six one-on-one financial mentoring sessions with a certified financial mentor (participation optional).

  • Access to monthly peer discussion groups, MyMoney Hour, where young people and their peers will receive financial training and discuss topics like building a budget, improving your credit score, and banking (participation optional).

Who are we looking to share information with?

BEEM is a project for people who are:

  • Black
  • Young adults (18-24 years old)
  • And living in low-income census tracts in San Francisco and Oakland

Our hope is to ensure that lots of eligible young people hear about the project because we know there are many people who would benefit from this opportunity.

How can I help spread the word?

We are looking to spread the word among eligible young people across the Bay Area – this is where you come in. Our hope is that you will share this information however you think is most relevant and appropriate (email, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.). We’ve included an email template, instagram graphics, and Twitter posts for you to use and modify. Please use the following hashtags to make it easy for us to find and appreciate you:


#BEEMProject #BEEMguaranteedincome #MyPathGI 

(use in conjunction with text from Twitter posts)


  • BEEM: The Black Economic Equity Movement will randomly select 300 Black young people (ages 18-24) from San Francisco and Oakland to receive $500 per month for 12 months. Apply to join: 

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  • Are you Black, between 18-24, and living in San Francisco or Oakland? Find out if you qualify for the BEEM Project, a Guaranteed Income program. #BEEMProject #BEEMguaranteedincome
  • The Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM) is offering a hand up: $500/month for a year. That’s it. No strings attached. Scan the QR code to learn more.

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Email Template

Dear XXXX,


I’m writing to tell you about an exciting new project in San Francisco and Oakland, the Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM). BEEM is a Guaranteed Income project and research study for Black young people ages 18-24 in the Bay Area. As a participant in BEEM, young people will receive an income of $500/month for 12 months, a financial mentor (optional), and access to peer discussion groups on financial topics. BEEM is recruiting prospective participants RIGHT NOW! Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in participating. Learn more at


Thank you so much,

How do you sign up?

The Black Economic Equity Movement (BEEM) project is a guaranteed income study. Guaranteed income is a temporary monthly payment that is made to people without any requirements or obligations. It’s an approach to supporting people so they have a little breathing room, can take care of immediate needs, and plan for the future. The BEEM study lasts for 2 years.

If you would like to learn more and see if you might qualify click here: