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Focal Point Global Youth Educational Projects--HIV/AIDS & Child Trafficking Awareness
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Focal Point Global welcomes and appreciates funding for the support for our educational initiatives in the countries we work. Funding allows us to pay for work sites for the students and facilitators, T-shirts, transportation for students and facilitators to volunteers sites and youth centers, internet access and computers for the youth in remote and underserved areas, and other project materials for 50 youths participating in Focal Point Global US-Southern Africa HIV Education Initiative and Child Trafficking Awareness Project.

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"Connecting" Children to Education
"Connecting" Children to Education
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We currently need more help to add technology and resources into more schools in Ghana, Africa. We are working with 20 schools in this region bringing online education to youth and the coaching of teachers. We are also collecting data that documents the effectiveness of our work but we have a long way to go to reach all of the children in that area.

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Workshops  in Music Recording & Video Production for the Neediest Youth of Los Angeles
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Funding through the Give For Youth platform would allow us to implement these five Music Production and Video Production workshops by providing stipends for reputable professionals in audio recording and video production so they can lead the programs. This money would also allow us to purchase musical instruments like guitars and keyboards, plus video cameras and additional equipment to enhance the quality of the workshops. Funds will also be used to supplement the programs with group outings to artistic and cultural events that are of high-quality and relevance to the discipline of each workshop (e.g., tickets to concerts or film screenings). There are additional costs for copies of screenplays, telephone and Internet, snacks and drinks for all the kids, and more overhead costs. We also need to improve the sound quality in the recording booth, which involves buying expensive materials for acoustic insulation.

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EY Productions:  at-risk youth shoot for a better future.
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Graduates of EYN become eligible to become an Independent Partner in Empowered Youth Entrepreneurs. The boys have created several different business models based upon their interests and native intelligence. One is an urban apparel line called EY StreetWear. The second is a restaurant/food truck model called Vibe 305, and the third is a video production company called EY Productions. The money this opportunity would provide would be used to get that company up and running for the boys (video production/DJ'ing services, etc).

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Life Skills and College Readiness for Foster Youth
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The agency is dedicated to helping youth build a bridge from foster care to a stable future by acquiring the education and life skills they need. Funding would allow the Fort Bend WINGS program to provide more extensive services for youth aging out of care. The micro-project would afford youth the opportunity to participate in year round WINGS Life Skills training sessions including a project that focuses on community service. The WINGS Life Skills Program, a learn by doing initiative, also presents the youth with an opportunity to positively interact with their peer group and with the community. This interaction enhances their life skills, education, and career knowledge. Youth are provided hands on training on how to prepare quick, affordable meals, manage their own businesses, and lease cars and apartments. Expanding the learning environment beyond the classroom setting has definitely worked well and continues to prove that hands on learning and training are effective.

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Dream Leaders, WE are the Change
Dream Leaders, WE are the Change
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Give for Youth funding would make it possible for at-risk youth in the U.S. to participate in this program and pay forward by raising funds and building a social enterprise. Participating schools would obtain a sustainable social enterprise and each year would be building schools, providing clean drinking water, liberating victims of child exploitation, and empowering local children with disabilities - all through the efforts of their at-risk students. Your funding would not be a one time event, it would be a gift that keeps on giving and micro projects that keep on providing real change year after year. You would be changing the lives of at r-risk youth and they would be changing the world. And it would never end.

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Web TV by Youth For Youth
Web TV by Youth For Youth
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we are a young youth led organization. Accessing funds through the give for your platform will enable us to aquire equipment necessary for the web TV project (green screen, small studio, microphone, tripod), and complete the equipment we already have (cameras, space, editing station ...) But most importantly, we would like to offer special training session for our youth to practice and gain web journalim capacities, in order to be able to manage their channel. We will use these funds to invite specialists and trainers who will conduct these workshops. We will also use he funding made available to us to train the participants on marketing their project, ultimately expanding their skillset in information and communication technology. Finally, we ambition to also provide them with a full training in avocacy techniques. All these activities will spread over the period of one year, and will possibly (and if possible) be held simultaneously, using innovative conferencing tools.

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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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Funding support will help provide low-income youth with the academic and socio-emotional skills needed to increase rates of graduation, and postsecondary degrees or vocational certificates. ARTS will offer free arts education and creative employment opportunities, primarily during critical after-school hours. The National Endowment for the Arts emphasizes the importance of access to arts education, citing better grades, increased critical thinking, higher rates of college enrollment and graduation, as well as increased civic engagement. ARTS will provide paid opportunities for youth to explore creative industries, work alongside of local artists and learn practical workforce skills as they create public art to beautify and transform their community.

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Youth Debating "The Arab Awakening"
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Our first priority is to make certain that all qualified students are given the opportunity to participate regardless of family income so we attempt to make scholarships available. Next, we are attempting to make debate a sustainable part of the education community by offering this exchange with American students. We anticipate that older students will become "peer coaches" and mentors for younger students as they learn the debate process. We want to build debate in Morocco and Tunisia with the assistance of American students and the 2013 program, if funded, will go a tremendous distance in discovering through actual experience, the topics, formats, judging criteria and overall pedagogical approach that each country will develop in its own unique fashion. With freedom of speech being an intrinsic value to students as they live through extraordinary times, this program can deliver a powerful new incentive to learn.

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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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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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Sending our team to BNV is by far the largest program cost for YSS, but the culminating achievement for our collective community. Receiving the Give For Youth microgiving fund would deeply support the accomplishment of the featured poets and the community that backed them in their creative journey. Once the team is chosen at the Grand Slam on March 1st we launch into an intensive training course. The funding will help pay for two renowned local poets to coach the team to their greatest artistic potential. The group will create, develop, practice, and perfect an array of new poems to be performed at the BNV festival. The funds will also offset the costs of travel, food and lodging for a week in Chicago for the five poets and coaches. We would be honored if you invested in the leadership and art of the young people and the larger community that is supporting and encouraging them.

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Helping Teens Make Their Mark on the World
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From collecting canned goods for disaster victims to creating care kits for shelters, young people who engage in service can play a valuable role in their communities by volunteering their time, creativity, and energy to help people in need. Youth who engage in service grow up to be more empathetic and community-involved and their achievement in school often improves. By gaining funding through Microsoft’s Give for Youth, generationOn would be able to reach and engage thousands of new middle and high school kids in service, targeting low-income students who often have fewer opportunities to participate in community; in addition, we would be able to provide our resources to more youth across the economic spectrum, allowing them to learn 21st Century skills - such as critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration - necessary to succeed in the future.

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Transforming the lives of students from low-income families by preparing them for success in college
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The Micro-Funding platform that Give for Youth offers is ideal for Minds Matter of Denver. This is because the education and support of America’s youth is up to America and this platform gives Americans a chance to do just that. MMD is committed to addressing the same goals of Give for Youth by giving academically high-achieving high school students the support and assistance required to be academically and personally successful. MMD does this by providing a safe place for mentoring and learning, promoting quality time with adult mentors, teaching life skills to students and actively engaging them in community development; all while guiding and preparing these amazing young adults for an otherwise unavailable college education. We hope that with financial assistance from the Give for Youth micro-funding platform, we will succeed in our goal to double the number of students we serve in the next 3 years and help those students’ dreams come true.

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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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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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Empowering Baltimore Youth to Change Their Communities
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If The Intersection were to gain funding for the above mentioned projects, we would have the ability to greatly expand our reach. More money could allow our bullying conference to be larger and more robust. It would give us the ability to better promote and advertise our events and allow us to disseminate the results of the conference to more students in Baltimore City and across the country. For our gun violence prevention project, additional funding would allow us to hire more staff to help with our youtube campaign and again help us amplify our message across Maryland and nationally. It would ease the burden of traveling around the state as our students participate in actions and events related to this legislation. Additional funding would allow more students to participate and share their voice.

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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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Inspire Girls Now In Technology Evolution
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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