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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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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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And Action! Providing Adolescents with Autism a Filmmaking Experience
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The inaugural Autism Film Program ran in June 2012. From last year's program, we know that the costs associated with providing a summer program for 50 filmmakers can be very expensive. ACT Today! would not be able to offer this program in 2013 without funding assistance. Expenses for the program include cost of facility rental, hiring Inclusion Films to bring in professionals and equipment to teach and provide participants with the means to create a short film, costs associated with providing participants a red carpet premiere experience at the San Diego Film Festival, among others. ACT Today! is seeking funds through foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and microfunding through the public. Should the Autism Film Program be selected for the Give for Youth platform, we hope to not only garner donations to make this program possible, we also aspire to raise awareness and educate the public about the abilities of those with ASD.

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Asian Pacific American Leadership Summit For Youth By Youth
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Gaining funding through the Give for Youth platform would better able the AALEAD Youth Council and our program participants to put on the 2nd Annual APA Youth Summit by fully-equipping them to plan a bigger and better event for the community and the community’s youth. The selection itself would empower and embolden our youth to know that there is a bigger community outside of them that believes in their potential. With the funding, our youth would be able to secure a larger venue, expand on their previous marketing plan, invite speakers and performers from out of the region and overall, raise the bar from the previous year’s summit. This funding will allow our staff and youth to create and provide a high quality event that will impact our program youth, community youth and community at-large.

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My Right to Write: Yesterday I Found My Voice e-book
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youthSpark Voices is founded upon the affirmation, “Yesterday I Found My Voice, Today I’m Here to Shout About It”. Microproject funding will enable the girls to launch a social enterprise publishing project and to lift their voices. From our background in the child sex trafficking arena, we understand the vulnerability of those in our communities that lack funds and resources for the basic needs of life – food, shelter, and clothing. That is what traffickers pray upon. Our goal is to impart valuable tools and resources that will put the girls on the path to self- sufficiency and to realize their full potential. With the funding, youthSpark Voices would solidify an entrepreneurial collaboration to deliver classes and tools on business planning, financial management and the publishing process. While self-expression is a powerful element of crafting a book, marketing and sales are the essential factors that determine a successful book campaign and broaden the scope of impact and revenue.

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Youth using Media to Change the Story of Community
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We are a youth led media organization. We have been in existence since the fall of 2011. We have existed as an unfunded movement with our young crew pouring their heart and soul into projects like the Geo Literacy Videos Series we are producing with a local girl-serving organization Young Women Empowered and the University of Washington. We use our own personal equipment, and borrow equipment through the University. We meet in coffee shops and where ever we can. We carry equipment on buses and light rails to make it happen at the ground level where our media happens. We need money to purchase equipment to improve our quality, a space to store our equipment and hold production meetings, and stipends to help our crew stay involved without starving. Funding will help us take this project from where it is today – to amazing.

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Mikwano Microfinance
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There are several types of projects that could be enacted with funding through Give For Youth. For example, Mikwano Microfinance would be able to both create business development classes for youth and also distribute loans with this funding. An example case for this program would be the youth welding apprentices in the village of Bethlehem. By first receiving classes in business management, accounting, and strategic marketing, they would then use a loan to establish a welding and metal-working business outside the city of Kampala. With this location near the capital of Uganda, the youth will be able to take advantage of the high demand for welding and metal-working that is present in this growing metropolis. With a loan term of 1 year, we expect the youth to be able to pay back the loan, and also to have laid the foundations for a thriving business they can call their own.

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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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World Fit Walk
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The success and growth of World Fit is predicated on the number of World Fit Coordinators. These are paid staff that do most of the work inside the school, particularly during the school's first year of the World Fit Walk. Funding for this project would help support more Coordinators to teach the high school students.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Workplace Mentoring Program
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We have successful partnerships with over 40 schools and corporations throughout NYC but would like to expand the program by using the capacity-building supports to further develop marketing materials to present to key stakeholders including principals, teachers, guidance counselors, human resources professionals, employee resource groups or affinity groups at corporations. We would also like to further develop our program by creating lesson plans for each session, with various activities for Littles in each grade to coincide with their development and schoolwork. This will enable the program to be more easily replicated, and goals would include aligning the curriculum more fully with the NYS Core Standards for high school youth, and developing tools and ideas for recruiting more young men of color into the program. With funding, BBBS of NYC will be poised to recruit more corporate and school partners in order to serve more NYC youth.

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UniCorps - Gaining through Giving
UniCorps - Gaining through Giving
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The population that UCLA UniCamp works with faces some of the most severe challenges to healthy growth and successful graduation from the school system. They are engulfed in poverty, and cannot afford to pay for a camp experience. Securing funding for camperships for these extremely low-income campers must be our first priority. For every youth who profits from the UniCorps experience, we must raise approximately $500. With more than 100 youths in the UniCorps program, we will need to raise at least $50,000 for these campers alone ($600,000 for all campers!). Therefore, every dollar the Give for Youth platform can provide is necessary, and will be well spent on helping these great kids learn the joy of helping others.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Change-Makers
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GCC is currently developing a mobile app which will take our popular global issue guides to an interactive digital platform, enabling us to reach more students across the US to engage, dialogue, and problem-solve around global poverty issues. The app will also feature interactive polls, questions, message boards, and a “field challenge” game that explores the life of an aid worker. Receiving funding from Give for Youth will allow us to kick-start fundraising with existing committed supporters and to help with initial costs for developing the architecture. Ultimately, it will enable us to inspire even greater innovation from youth. Through student message boards, youth from diverse communities will be able to dialogue and find creative approaches to addressing global poverty and even collaborate on entrepreneurial ideas. With the app, we hope to better connect young people to the developing world and to each other in order to foster appropriate and creative solutions to ending poverty.

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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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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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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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Youth Institute Teens Filming GOOD Things
Youth Institute Teens Filming GOOD Things
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The YMCA Youth Institute is a youth development program with specific goals of providing technology skill building for urban low-income youth and connecting those skills to their academic and workforce knowledge and success. To date we have served over 1,000 teens. With these funds, we will be able to continue along this path and help more teens in 2013. We are at a very critical and vulnerable time in the continuation of this program. The GOOD Maker funds will allow us to move forward and continue to grow these teens over the next year. We would be able to would fun studio time, space and equipment for the teens to develop, edit and complete their films.

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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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Arab American Teens Funding Education & Health in Detroit
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TGI, unlike many other youth philanthropy groups, does not currently have an endowment for their grantmaking program. This means the group does not have a pool of money gaining interest annually, which they can grant out to deserving nonprofit projects. Despite this, the youth have become proactive fundraisers, venturing into their neighborhoods and securing funds from local businesses and community members. Funding through the Give for Youth platform would comprise a large portion of TGI’s 2013 grantmaking goal and program costs, the rest of which will be secured through various fundraising initiatives - devised by the youth themselves.

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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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Giving youth of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic an alternative future.
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We have ran this soccer team throughout the past but it is always difficult to manage as we integrate those in the residential program with those on the streets. We now understand that there are simply limits on the aid we can give the boys on the streets, and we want to protect the focus and development of the boys in the residential program. However, the soccer team has always been the best preliminary screening as far as meeting boys on the streets in order to see who would be a good addition to the home. We hope to start again in the fall of 2013 but with much clarity as to the limit of aid we can provide to those in the streets, and believe in this way we can better influence the group as a whole. The participation of those in the home will be a way for them to serve. Gaining funding would help us to pay transportation, a coach, and a little food for those who come to practice. Funding would help our grassroots schools to incorporate vocational training, such as sewing.

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