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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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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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Create new technology learning rooms inside our six learning centers
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Adding new technology to our centers is costly. We have six centers in Tennessee and serve over 150 students so gaining good funding will help us provide the expensive new technology hardware and software tools that our low-income students don't have access to.

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Assemble, a community space for arts + technology
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As a start-up non profit, we have been 100% volunteer run. The funding from the Give For Youth Platform would help with the costs of marketing, materials needed for the workshops or events, and recruitment. The funds would also be used towards the events or classes the teens want to pursue.

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Multimedia Training & Service Center
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Currently, we only have a handful of family and friends that support the efforts of our organization. We are focused this year on connecting with organizations and exploring ways of letting people know about our org and what we are doing. If we gain funding through the program, it would help us in areas such as getting equipment, renting or purchasing a facility, hiring local staff etc. It can also be a great way to expose our project to a wide range of prospective supporters.

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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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Help Youth Like Tony Become Independent
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While hippotherapy and therapeutic riding are extremely effective, that effectiveness comes at a great cost. A one-hour session costs $60 - $200, fees not covered by most insurance companies. In some instances, Medicaid will cover hippotherapy, but not the more advanced therapeutic riding. Hardly any policies cover the barn fees charged to house, feed and care for the specially trained therapy horses ($100 / month). To someone in Tony’s situation, where there is a single reduced income and a pile of medical bills from his mother’s long-term illness, paying for these services out-of-pocket is inconceivable. Finding governmental subsidies are complicated and time-consuming for a struggling family. Where does this leave an ambitious young man who needs this therapy to become a productive member of society? That’s where Jacob’s Fund and Give For Youth step in. Together, we can raise the funds to continue therapy for Tony and others, making a lasting difference in these young people’s lives

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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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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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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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Conservation Through Education
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The zoo relies heavily on donations from the community to maintain operations. The zoo receives no government funding to help further its goals. A majority of the zoo's funding goes towards the needs of the animals (food, habitat maintenance, bedding materials, etc). Funding gained through this project would allow the zoo to enhance its existing (and possibly future) educational programs and make them something memorable for people of all ages.

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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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Professional Mentorship Program for LGBT Students
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In the start-up phase of the mentorship program, we will need to dedicate staff time to create materials necessary to recruit and screen mentors. In order for the program to be successful, we believe each mentor ring (7-10 participants) should begin with face-to-face training and team building. With the majority of our scholars living within a 300-mile radius, we would like to offer our scholars transportation stipends to attend the initial mentor meeting. For those that are able to meet face-to-face on a monthly basis, we will provide refreshments and cover any costs associated with the activities involved. We will encourage mentors and mentees to attend networking and professional development events. Additional funds would be used to cover staff time for the ongoing oversight of the program. Funds would also be needed to create, design, and print new donor materials explaining the added benefit of supporting the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

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American India Foundation's Market Aligned Skills Training Program
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With additional funding for the Market Aligned Skills Training project, we would be able to enrich the training curriculum with additional events such as networking opportunities and job fairs for graduates of the job training program. Working with partners, additional funding can also help improve measurement of job placement and retention of jobs 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after training. This will help ensure the long-term success and sustainability of our project.

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Work4Youth - Summer Employment
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If funded, the resources will provide subsidized jobs and/or job shadow opportunities for youth at 50 additional worksites. It will give us a focused platform to target vulnerable youth to STEM and allied health careers. Our goal is to raise an additional $100,000 to support 120 hours of wages, workers compensation, 20 hours of training, and other supportive services, for an average of $2,000 per youth.

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RiverKids
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To us, more funding means more RiverKids. For our communities this means more young people committed to protecting, stewarding, and improving the water resources and natural environment in their communities. Our program is focused on the Neuse River Basin and watershed and we serve grade school, middle school, and high school students in both public and private schools. Additional funding means more classrooms to celebrate science learning and expanded conservation awareness in the community. More importantly, it means we can grow larger the next generation of environmental stewards that will protect safe, clean water, and a love for our natural resources, building blocks in the foundation of vibrant local economies and healthy communities.

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The David Lynch Foundation's Quiet Time in the Classroom Program
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The Quiet Time Program was launched in California at San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley Middle School in 2007. Designed for grades 5 through 12, Quiet Time was implement school-wide to create a positive learning environment and promote balance within the school. The program has dramatically reduced school stress, in-school violence, and absenteeism all while improving students’ capacity to learn, effectively turning one of the district’s lowest performing schools into one of its highest performing schools. Now Quiet Time is in place at additional public schools in San Francisco, as well as Washington, D.C., Detroit, and Los Angeles. The David Lynch Foundation would like to extend this success into the New York tri-state area. It is our goal that, with the help of the Give For Youth platform and GOOD Inc., the David Lynch Foundation will implement Quiet Time in a minimum of three New York City public schools over the next three years.

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The Good News
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The give for youth platform would be powerful for us in two ways: 1. The funding would allow us to begin the GOOD NEWS project with gusto. 2. The exposure to other youth through the platform could simultaneously help us scale up the project nationally by others starting their own local GOOD NEWS and joining The GOOD NEWS movement. Funding breakdown: 1. Allow us buy the equipment necessary to carry out this project with many different groups of youth in various local segregated poorer communities. 2. Develop a multimedia curriculum to foster visual literacy and technological access to video production. 3. Foster local partnerships to enhance the depth and breadth of both the program and its impact. 4. Teach and grow entrepreneurial reach of the project by teaching young people how to sell media content of the GOOD NEWS. 5. Produce and implement a multimedia launch for the community to cultivate greater community participation. 6. Develop a Youth Interactive GOOD NEWS website

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Story Shifters Theatre Residencies for NYC's Special Needs Students
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We would be able to build on our current work and expand to more schools. We would have the equipment and staff required to help give the students a complete theatre building experience. We be able to hire some of NYC's brightest and most compassionate teaching artists who would be able to raise the level of ensemble work. We would be able to rent space to enhance the students' story sharing experience. We would be able to provide teachers and administrators workshops in order to help support the use of this story building curriculum within their own class structure.

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Summer Reel Camps for Girls
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We want to keep our camps free and mainly serve girls who live in low-income public housing complexes in the Chinatown area of Honolulu, where residents are considered poor or disadvantaged (nearly 70% receive some form of public assistance and 25% have an income of less than $10,000/year). As we did last year, for this upcoming summer camps, we want to offer healthy breakfast, snacks, and lunches, from places in the neighborhood; we want to provided the girls with supplies and transportation. Based on last year cost, a camp’s budget averages between 10,000 to 12,000.

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