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Inspire Your City
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As a grassroots, volunteer-driven not-for-profit, Oakland Digital is seeking funding to support program expansion. Funding obtained through The Give will provide additional exposure for the students' Inspire designs (e.g. bus shelters) and provide increased student program (monetary) awards.

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Listening to your inner voice for safety
Listening to your inner voice for safety
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We are a rural community 9000 people and extreme poverty. This would allow our children to have more resources and education.

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One Warm Meal A Day.
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Winning will allow us to purchase the proper nutrients to feed our children five days a week, as opposed to three.

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Do Something Social Action Boot Camp
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Funding gained through Give for Youth platform will be used to secure a venue large enough to host over 250 young social change agents, materials for each participant, and snacks (you gotta have snacks!) in San Francisco - a location we've never hosted a Boot Camp at before.

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Neighborhood House’s Youth Empowered with Leadership Strengths Program
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Funding through the Give for Youth platform would dramatically enhance the capacity of the YELS program to provide youth with a robust curriculum, community service opportunities, captivating events and leadership training. The YELS program supports the low-income youth in the affordable housing community of High Point in West Seattle. These youth come from families that struggle with unemployment, limited English proficiency and low levels of formal education and don’t usually have access to enriching opportunities. YELS curriculum is guiding by our youth as we recognize that they have inherent potential as civic leaders and know that they are experts in their own experiences. Youth led initiatives and activities allow YELS youth to practice managing time and deadlines, working in diverse teams, building community in their neighborhood and leading their peers; ultimately developing the skills and confidence that has the potential to dramatically change their life trajectory.

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Community Farm Biz Summer Enrichment Program
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For this project, due to hard financial times, our current funder has not been able to contribute the full amount it costs to run this program. We are seeking out other funders to support the program and ensure that we are able to run it this coming summer. The opportunity to raise funds on the Give for Youth website seems a very relevant way to support the program and provide a larger audience and awareness for Community Farm of Simsbury which is only 3 years old.

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We’re the only national scholarship nonprofit supporting PIs with financial assistance and leadership development. Civic engagement is at the core of what we instill in our Scholars. Supporting PI-based students to attend our HES fosters leadership and professional competencies, and contributes to a vital need to cultivate a PI education and leadership pathway. PIs coming from meager means who demonstrate high potential for success often don’t have access to these opportunities. Without investment, a cycle of perpetuating inequitable outcomes for PIs is created. When the power of knowledge is recognized by the student, their voice becomes a catalyst for change. This is what happens at our HES: we create a platform for PIs to leverage their voice to translate personal experiences into a public issue. Support these students and you empower the next generation of PI leaders to create social change for their communities.

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Engaging students in low-income communities with renewable energy.
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This funding would not just allow us to complete these projects. This funding would rally people around our vision. Our vision is every student in America having meaningful learning experiences with renewable energy before graduating high school. And, the implications of realizing our vision would ripple through our society for centuries. More specifically, this funding would inspire students, communities, and funders alike. Students would feel the resounding love from the community around their initiative. Communities would rally behind their kids after they see how proud the kids are of the results. And, funders will see how powerful they can be. In summary, the possibility of gaining funding through the Give for Youth Platform is more about engaging people around an idea that it is about fundraising.

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Imagine a city where a college degree is an option for all students- that is our vision. Realizing this vision is all about touch points; increasing the number of students who we serve and the number of ways they can access our services while maintaining the quality of our program. Funding allows us to continue to better serve our current cohorts of students, and increase the amount of students we serve in San Francisco each year - in addition to offering important programming in the summer, as well as college visits. By our rough estimation there are at least 15,000 students in San Francisco right now that could be enrolled in First Graduate. We can provide them with a key to their success: a singular, consistent source of coaching, guidance, and counseling that helps them find and access the resources that they need to succeed. Our aim is to translate the success of individuals into a culture of success across an entire system; to turn the few into the many.

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street outreach
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Our mission to keep kids safe, families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive and engaged members of the community. The buzz that we can create through this funding opportunity will help catapult our effort to engage youth in sharing how we have helped them with their friends. The additional funds will allow us to purchase give-aways, t-shirts for our street teams and materials to hand out.

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Support Seattle Underserved Youth Study Abroad in Morocco
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Your support in sending OWN Arabic language students to Morocco this summer would enable us to offer an immersive cultural experience and boost their language and leadership skills. Furthermore, it would promote our broader goal of creating the next generation of global leaders. Our program evaluations have demonstrated that one of the most significant areas of impact that OneWorld Now! has on a student’s life is their increased aspirations for higher education as well as their increased involvement in community service. OWN youth who study abroad are more engaged in global affairs and then tend to seek out additional international opportunities in college and beyond. OneWorld Now! is one of the nation’s leading organizations in providing access to study abroad opportunities to low-income and minority youth, who are sorely underrepresented in most study abroad programs.

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Inspire Girls Now In Technology Evolution
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Gaining funding through the Give For Youth Platform would allow IGNITE to expand its award-winning model beyond Seattle Public Schools, ultimately to establish chapters in every middle and high school in the US.

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Biodiversity Youth Ambassadors: Bioblitz 2013 Travel Support
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Funding will allow Biodiversity Youth Ambassadors from the 2010-2012 BioBlitz’s, their university student mentor, their teachers, and parent/chaperones to travel to the 2013 BioBlitz and most effectively ‘carry the torch’ of this environmental youth network to the new 2013 Biodiversity New Orleans Youth Ambassador. Provision of travel expenses will allow Youth Ambassadors to participate in this event and to implement ongoing program development initiatives, as supported by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the mentorship of the Foundation’s university student intern. Participation in BioBlitzs can be life-changing for students. A BioBlitz is not only an important learning experience that generates significant scientific information about the biodiversity of a special protected place, but it also allows interaction with thousands of local students who will be inspired and enriched by the involvement of student ambassadors at the event.

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Many students have a difficult time adjusting to a new school. Our students often face hardships at home. Norwood has a 70% free or reduced lunch rate. The camp assists the kids in being knowledgeable and capable to handle the changes and challenges that come their way. We currently do not have a way to pay for the 2013 Transition Camp. Funding from the Give For Youth Platform would help bring our vision for transition camp to a reality. We have done the camp for the past 5 summers and it has been extremely successful. On a post camp survey, last year 100% said they felt very or extremely knowledgeable about how to stay away from alcohol and drugs. 94% said they knew who to ask for help if they need it. The funding would be used to provide the students with the necessary skills to be successful for their futures. The funding would pay for camp materials, prizes, workshop providers, gift cards for older students who provide leadership, and quality speakers to make camp possible.

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LIFE Humane Heroes Club
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Through a spectrum of after-school activities and curricula, LIFE Humane Heroes Clubs will give today’s children a voice in the compassion movement, educate them about the value of the human-animal bond, and teach them how to advocate for real animals in need in their hometown communities. The programs of the LIFE afterschool program would also tie into the work AHA is doing to address the benefits of animal-assisted therapy on childhood cancer patients http://bit.ly/ccc-study. Gaining funding via Give For Youth would lend a powerful undercurrent of energy, attention and online engagement that could not be found elsewhere. It would also help integrate our efforts to educate and empower young people with larger networks of organizations, projects and initiatives doing similar work.

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The Future Project!
The Future Project!
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The Future Project is revolutionizing education at the cost of almost nothing. We invest in people and we believe in people as the most transformative forces to be invested in. This money would go directly into funding the innovative and revolutionizing training activities for our Future Fellows, Future Coaches, and Dream Directors to strategically unleash themselves to be the best versions of themselves and the most transformative leaders this world has ever seen. With this intensive training, they will be able to more effectively experiment how to fuse their passions and dreams into action through building Future Projects that transform our societal and personal challenges and fears into great opportunities to change the world.

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The summer enrichment program will supplement school-year instruction in STEM and writing for 80 low-income students. The ability to incorporate inquiry-based learning, leadership development, topical weekly field trips and writing to support STEM learning will provide a unique academic enrichment opportunity for selected students. The goal of SEEP is to provide measurable academic enrichment for participants, service-learning opportunities for college students and a structured volunteer program for professionals to mentor students in both STEM and writing. Through the nature of its curriculum, the summer enrichment program will address all seven of Washington state’s science content standards in daily classes. Pre- and post-assessments will be developed based on the state’s related performance expectations and it is predicted student participants in the program will show appreciable and measurable growth in their inquiry based science knowledge and skills.

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Empower A Girl - Ensure That She Follows Her Dreams
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Cool Girls relies upon donations from the community. Funding through the Give for Youth platform will enable us to continue our programs, making a positive impact in our community. Evaluation results from Georgia State University and Center for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that girls who participate in Cool Girls programs:  Were more likely to have high future academic expectations  Reported increased confidence in their decision-making skills.  Reported high levels of decision making skills, with youth highly engaged in Cool Girls reporting higher decision making skills.  Maintained higher grade point averages and test scores, and significantly higher grade point averages among participants with a Cool Sister mentor.  Reported high levels of hope.  Demonstrated increased knowledge of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease resources from beginning to end of program year.  Show increased levels of drug awareness, nutrition knowledge and physical activity.

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Young Women Empowered - Y-WE LEAD
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In 2013-14 we will be doubling the capacity of our programs because there is such a high demand amongst women and girls to participate. Funding will enable us to grow our services and impact at least 250 women, 500 girls, and 2000 community members in the coming year. We currently have a waiting list and expanding our program is only possible with increased funding. Y-WE fills a unique niche as a single gender program because many girls, from immigrant families in particular, are not permitted to attend co-gender after school programs. Across the board, girls from low income families tend to lack have access to transportation & scholarships to participate in enrichment activities. Y-WE provides safety, cultural respect, transportation, food, and scholarships in order to assure that ALL girls who wish to have access to our programs and the educational resources we offer are provided with that opportunity.

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KOB Project
KOB Project
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Todays economic climate is not kind to small nonprofits, often they are in competition for much needed dollars with larger organizations. Funding through the Give For Youth Platform would allow us the opportunity to get much needed quality programming of the shelf and into action for youth who need positive outlets to combat the issues they face daily.

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