128Submissions
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Student-driven Youth Service Learning
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Funding gained through the Give for Youth platform will be used in purchasing supplies for the service learning projects which students involved in HOSC’s Schools and Youth program will complete. HOSC staff will work with students to develop appropriate budgets for the projects they want to carry out. The students will play a large part in deciding how the funding will be used to make a positive impact on their communities. Greater funding will allow the students to enhance the scope of their projects which will contribute to an increase in the amount of community members impacted.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Help Youth Like Tony Become Independent
Help Youth Like Tony Become Independent 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Zuma's Rescue Ranch
Zuma's Rescue Ranch 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Gaining funding through The Give For Youth Platform would allow Zuma's Rescue Ranch and the Shiloh House to sponsor foster children through Zuma's Equine Assisted Learning program.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Arab American Teens Funding Education & Health in Detroit
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Professional Mentorship Program for LGBT Students
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Funding through The Give for Youth platform would allow us to expand to new geographies and industries, as well as measure and report the success of the apprenticeships. We believe that our program will not only serve our students in the long run but also serve as a tool for hiring managers and eventually become a new standard for workforce ready young adults. Enstitute is currently building a market-based credentialing program that works with top corporations and startups to measure the skills, competencies, and quality of our graduates based on a digital portfolio of work and experience, exposure and education in the Enstitute supplemental curriculum, and real-time evaluations and reviews of experience and work. Funding will allow us to offer more apprenticeships, higher staff to have enough bandwidth to continue this research and carry out what will be the first nationwide apprenticeship program.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
American India Foundation's Market Aligned Skills Training Program
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
F.A.T.O. Fights for our Youth
F.A.T.O. Fights for our Youth 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Empower 2 LGBT Students with College Scholarships
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Traditionally, Live Out Loud funds its scholarships by reaching out to corporate and individual sponsors. The Give For Youth platform will broaden and diversify our funding and enable us to put our sponsorships towards other programs. As a grassroots organization, Live Out Loud relies on its program managers to

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Work4Youth - Summer Employment
Work4Youth - Summer Employment 2 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Youth ACTION!
Youth ACTION! 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Funding through the Give for Youth platform would provide a clear vehicle for fundraising for Youth ACTION!. Participation will offer The SPOT greater visibility and reach than private fundraising and grant writing alone, where we are often bound by a variety of limitations around entrepreneurial activities. We believe that youth can succeed when supported, and broader community buy-in confirms the value of youth advocacy, leadership and creative expression.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
youTHink Youth in Action Project
youTHink Youth in Action Project 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

Regardless of the size of the group, we are committed to offering students an intimate experience, with the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with staff and peers. Funding will enable us to hire additional facilitators, to maintain our staff to student ratios, and ensure that all students get the attention they deserve. Since we bring students together from many different schools and areas of LA County, providing transportation for students to attend the sessions is key to our success. Most of our programs are held in the evenings and on weekends & the majority of our students come from Title I schools and low income neighborhoods, so accessing timely and safe transportation poses a challenge to their participation. Funding would enable us to reach & transport more students from more schools across Los Angeles. Since we work with students in the evenings and on weekends, funding will also allow us to provide them with critical healthy, nourishing snacks & meals.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Igniting Hope in At-risk Youth
Igniting Hope in At-risk Youth 2 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Create new technology learning rooms inside our six learning centers
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Inspire Your City
Inspire Your City 1 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
SHINE TEEN SUMMIT
SHINE TEEN SUMMIT
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Pages of Empowerment
Pages of Empowerment
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
My Right to Write: Yesterday I Found My Voice e-book
My Right to Write: Yesterday I Found My Voice e-book 2 Pink-talk-bubble-tail
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Robotics
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me
Wait! Your vote is pending.
UniCorps - Gaining through Giving
UniCorps - Gaining through Giving
Voting time hasn't begun.
Check back on [date]!

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.

See Idea Details
remind me

Pink-ribbon-award-box-icon
Award_topvotedidea
Your microprojects funded on GiveforYouth.org
Circle-1-inactive Step1-title-submission-inactive

Submission Began
Monday, January 07

Submission Ended
Friday, February 01
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-2-inactive Step2-title-voting-inactive

Voting Began
Monday, February 18

Voting Ended
Friday, March 01
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-3 Step3-title
"Be the Change..." Help Stop Bullying
"Be the Change..." Help Stop Bullying

Winner Announced
Friday, March 08

Comment-icon-large Have some feedback for us?
We're all ears
Newsletter_clocks

Never miss out on new challenges!
Sign up for the GOOD Maker Newsletter