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College for Mommy and Me
College for Mommy and Me
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Funding from the Give for Youth platform will support our fundraising, marketing, and outreach efforts of the Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative. Fundraising, marketing, and outreach efforts are required to attract new partners, donors/sponsors and participants; retain current partners and donors/sponsors; and increase awareness about this program, as well as the issues (i.e. education, poverty, parent/child bond & attachment, and prosperity) the program addresses. This funding will also support the expenses of the annual leadership institutes and quarterly workshops. Examples of institute and workshop expenses include meals, transportation, books, and craft materials.

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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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Turning Street Smarts Into Business Smarts: NFTE Entrepreneurship Education
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Give For Youth funding is critical to allow NFTE to provide the experiential components which deeply engage students in their learning. One of the key aspects of NFTE’s organizational structure is our network of eleven program offices spread throughout the country. This allows us to teach the NFTE course in a way that is tailored to local communities. Each classroom experience is unique, as each region has a different business market, community needs, and demographic trends. On Give For Youth, each NFTE office will be able to post projects that relate to their specific classroom needs. The crowd funding platform allows donors to connect with us by location or by the program they wish to affect. All business, and entrepreneurship, is local, and so are NFTE’s programs. Give For Youth’s platform makes funding local too.

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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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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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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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Urban Alliance has strong ties to the philanthropic and corporate sectors in each of its three regions; however, due to the recent opening of operations in Baltimore and Chicago, funding has only been identified for the organization’s core programs. In DC, Urban Alliance’s scholarships are supported by one partner because its mission aligns with funding post-secondary scholarships for youth from underserved communities. No partner has yet been established in either Baltimore or Chicago to fund scholarships, an aspect of the program that rewards positive growth in Urban Alliance Interns throughout the program year, and provides the much needed funding to ensure they are able to capitalize on their college acceptances. As post-secondary education continues to be a requirement and not a luxury for an increasing number of entry-level positions in the US and global economy, funding from the Give for Youth platform improves Interns’ likelihood of attaining employability and self-sufficiency.

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Funding through the Give for Youth Platform would give the Big MaMa Earth Learning Academy (BMMELA) a continuous platform to engage and inspire youth collectively to “be the Change” that they deserve and desire. Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow and they will hold in their hands the destiny of our Planet. The Big MaMa Earth Learning Academy is their vehicle to the future, a central repository of ever expanding global content. A unique collaboration of resources assembled to enlighten everyone about the issues and challenges of environmental conservation for our planet! BMMELA embodies an atmosphere of discovery and fun to attract and retain the attention of our youth and the participation of our educators, scientists, communities, and government agencies. BMMELA was designed to act as a catalyst for continual expansion of productive public involvement regarding the integrity of Earth’s environment. All are asked to participate, and contribute, in their own way.

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TAF Junior Triathlon Inc
TAF Junior Triathlon Inc
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We are a grass roots program with very limited funding. We hope that by being able to cover the many costs associated with participating in triathlon we can involve young athletes from a broader range of backgrounds who may not necessarily get the opportunity otherwise. The funding would also allow us to bring in another coach to make sure that the kids get the attention they need.

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Baltimore Young Writers' Studio (aka sleepaway writing camp!)
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In 2012, we funded the Writers' Studio by raising $5,300 through a Kickstarter campaign, after all local foundation funding requests were rejected. We were determined to see through the vision that we'd grown out of our previous 2-day writing studios. With foundation funding again scarce in Baltimore, we face a difficulty in doubling the length and capacity of our Studio. Funded gained through the Give For Youth platform would allow us to both expand the number of youth we can serve and enhance the Studio programming for these youth.

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street outreach
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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Livestock for Life
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The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is an efficient and highly effective grass roots organization that acts primarily as a conduit between the extreme needs of HIV+ children in Sub-Saharan Africa and the vast resources of the western world. By participating in the Give for Youth Platform, we'll be able to share our vision with more people and in turn, we'll be able to help even more kids. Funds raised will allow us to help more youth become self-reliant and able to care for themselves and their siblings, while sharing a small portion of their herds/flocks with others. Our pilot project with 300+ orphaned families was a success and it is time to expand expand the program so that many other children and youth can benefit, as well. Funds raised through this platform will allow us to do just that - train and provide a hand up to children too-long forgotten, but who are talented and who want to move forward in life.

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Engaging students in low-income communities with renewable energy.
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This funding would not just allow us to complete these projects. This funding would rally people around our vision. Our vision is every student in America having meaningful learning experiences with renewable energy before graduating high school. And, the implications of realizing our vision would ripple through our society for centuries. More specifically, this funding would inspire students, communities, and funders alike. Students would feel the resounding love from the community around their initiative. Communities would rally behind their kids after they see how proud the kids are of the results. And, funders will see how powerful they can be. In summary, the possibility of gaining funding through the Give for Youth Platform is more about engaging people around an idea that it is about fundraising.

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