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Gaining funding would enable us to reach more students with our services. We could also provide them with more of the tools that will help them become successful in life.

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Ashoka's Youth Venture
Ashoka's Youth Venture
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Gaining $10,000 for the Start Empathy campaign will allow YV to support 10 more teams of young people to launch ventures that address bullying, maintain a continued effort to expand the campaign and reach more of the 13 million American children bullied each year. Raising $10,000 for our community program will enable YV to continue to support our youth expand their impact and grow as changemakers. These funds would allow YV to continue to support and empower 100 more young changemakers nationally and internationally in their journeys to create and lead their own solutions to the issues effecting their lives. By fundraising $10,000 for the YV Global Summits, YV will be able to bring 300 young changemakers together from across the globe! Funding will enable YV to expand the Summits into Asia and South America and allow us an even greater ability to support and inspire young changemakers across the world.

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F.A.T.O. Fights for our Youth
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F.A.T.O. believes that it's important to educate and empower our youth in very creative ways. We have been able to secure a variety of programs and projects but often times run into the problem of where to meet. We have booked locations but sometimes loose our spot for different reasons beyond our control. We would like a center for our kids so they can come there after school instead of going home alone. We want a place to have community functions and not spend most of our fundraising on rental other locations. Over the past 2 years we have spent so much money in rental fees and those funds should be going towards our youth projects.

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By Any Means
By Any Means
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We will provide meals for the 3 day event, rent sound equipment and market the project.

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Youth Literacy
Youth Literacy
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This Literacy Initiative and the Slingerland® Multisensory approach that it entails require a multitude of recourses to ensure its impact on our members. Through the Give for Youth platform, BGCP would fundraise with a goal of $10,000 to fund software for the Literacy Centers at all 12 Clubs. This software includes the istation® educational computer program, a revolutionary internet-based educational network and integrated reading and intervention program; and the Kurzweil 3000 digital dictionaries and thesaurus which provides instant access to definitions and a deeper understanding of words within text. This software allows kids to have fun while learning, lets members move at their own pace or go back and review material, and adds another dimension to the interactive learning set forth in the Slingerland® approach.

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Youth Design Engage For Change
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Youth Design is a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of mentoring firms, design professionals from around the country, public and private foundations, individual donors, and volunteers to fund and run our programs. Financial support makes all the difference as we work to bring opportunities for young people throughout the Greater Boston area to explore viable career pathways in the multi-faceted industry of design.

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Life Enhancement Through Education in Music (LETEM)
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LETEM was founded and is operated by two juniors in high school. We believe our youthful perspective makes our mission to help other youth in our area all the more meaningful; however, our youth can make it hard to effectively pull in funding. We are often not taken seriously simply because we are young, but it must be understood that we are passionate, know a lot about music, and work tirelessly to further our organization. Funding from your program would make a huge difference to LETEM; we often are forced to pay operational costs out of our own pocket, and we have to jettison great ideas because we don't have the funds. Our main goal is to make our music clinics more professional and effective with better materials and resources for kids and teachers. We hope to hold a combined youth concert, which would also serve as a fundraiser for our organization. We are innovative and have a number of great ideas for fundraisers and outreach events, but need funding to make our dreams reality.

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East Baltimore Youth Fall in Love with Reading
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Elev8 Baltimore partners with four preK-8 schools in East Baltimore to ensure student success. Closing the literacy gap for students in grades 5-8 is vital to addressing decades of low academic performance and poor graduation rates in East Baltimore. The Give for Youth platform will enable us to spotlight an issue that has been at the forefront of our community for many years. Support from the Give for Youth community will raise awareness of an effective strategy to close the literacy gap to a broader community, and raise much needed funds to help students build a home library and sponsor summer home library programs at the additional three schools partnered with Elev8 Baltimore. We will present positive images youth and schools in East Baltimore . In addition to summer learning, we believe the Give for Youth community will be interested in supporting our efforts in the areas of health and family support which contribute to overall student well-being and school success.

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Growing Our Future Community Micro Farm
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The ability to acquire funding through The Give for Youth Platform would grant our counselors freedom to develop an Inner City micro farm small business giving an opportunity to the deaf and hard-of-hearing youth a platform to learn from a tangible work experience.

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SHINE TEEN SUMMIT
SHINE TEEN SUMMIT
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We are a small non-profit. We offer many of our youth programs free of charge. We are currently offering our in-school program to 7 school groups for 2012-2013 school year. We would like to raise the necessary funds for our Shine Teen Summit without having to charge fees for our in-school program. We want to be able to offer a quality event that will empower and inspire our youth and engage our community to hear and support them.

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Y2Y Hawaiian Culture and Leadership Program
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The funding will be used to pay for the programs: facilitators, activities, admissions and supplies. We look at it this way, to work with the youth we need to provide activities that are in line with what we want to accomplish with them. And to do that through networking with other programs the youth get the benefit of their expertise. We can do a lot of things, but let’s face it no one can do it alone. And and complete it and still be sane.

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Teaching Youth Financial Literacy
Teaching Youth Financial Literacy
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Funding will help us grow. We want to explore utilizing technology to reach a larger audience and teach more youth about financial literacy. Also we understand the way our children learn is constantly changing. We must keep up with trends and research shows technology must be utilized. In addition, funds will be used to help with some of our overhead and operating cost to deliever our program to our youth. We want to improve our website to make it more interactive, publication materials i.e. brochures, posters, and flyers. Increase our social media presents, research and development. We also need supplies (paper, easel paper, pens, pencil, markers, calculators, computers.)

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Biking Climate Summer Programs
Biking Climate Summer Programs
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The give for youth platform would secure funds for our programs by providing an important income avenue for food, equipment and the advance work for the programs. Additional funding will free up monies previously supporting food and equipment to bolster the grassroots networks in New England, Louisiana and Texas. Networks in these regions are supported by conferences tying together community partners met by the previous summers’ teams. Better Future Project the sponsor of these programs held a 350 New England summit and will hold a Gulf Summit. Relationships are cemented during these events providing a platform for next summers’ participants to work from.

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One Million Books Movement
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In its first 26 months, Worldreader has reached 10,000 children with 500,000 e-books in six African countries. These children now read more, read better, and they’re creating a culture of reading in their communities. We expect to reach 1 million children across the world by 2015. Worldreader would like to ask for your support. Please help us to bring books - and the life-changing, power-creating ideas contained within them- to deserving young children around the world. We promise results! In 2012, Worldreader shared the results of the largest external impact measurement: the USAID-funded report from ILC Africa, which studied the Worldreader iREAD program in Ghana. This study found: • A dramatic increase in children’s access to books • Increased performance on standardized tests • Increased resources for teachers • Increased enthusiasm towards reading Worldreader publishes all reports on our website under "Learnings"

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Girl Scouts of Western Washington Robotics
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Our robotics teams are growing rapidly due to their successes in engaging girls in a meaningful way. 2013 will be the fourth year of Girl Scouts of Western Washington hosted teams; the number of girls served has grown from 3 teams and 19 girls in 2010 to 13 teams and 83 girls in the 2012 season. Each new team costs $1,750 to purchase the supplies for the robots, to join the league and other required expenses. Our program has grown very quickly, but is limited by how many teams we can financially support. The Give for Youth platform would allow us to expand our program and the impact we are having on girls in the Puget Sound region by allowing them to explore their interest in STEM fields. Girl Scout teams are unique in the league they compete in as they reach a more diverse geography reaching girls in more rural communities that are often left-out of STEM programming. Further, these girl only teams are unique as most other teams are school based and dominated by boys.

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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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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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Pages of Empowerment
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Funding would be used as start up cash for reading buddy groups, to purchase books and materials that will help support local literacy. Additionally, the funds will be used to match dollars earned through the read-a-thon, effectively doubling the impact of the reading buddy groups.

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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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Igniting Hope in At-risk Youth
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The historic 2010 flood in Nashville, Tennessee, while devastating, presented an opportunity to SYF to implement the new classroom model (described above) for the very first time. The Simon Youth Academy at Opry Mills (Tennessee's largest outlet, value retail, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination) was completely destroyed by the flood. It was rebuilt using the new classroom model, and now stands alone among 23 Simon Youth Academies as the model academy. Reopened in August 2012, students, teachers, and administrators cannot seem to say enough positive things about the new academy, and SYF is now working to retrofit the other 22 academies to provide all the other students and teachers with 21st Century classroom environments. But these renovations cost money that SYF currently doesn't have.

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"Be the Change..." Help Stop Bullying
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