UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.


UNICEF, World, Children, Global

School Girls Unite

School Girls Unite began in a small café back in 2004 after a group of 12 year olds and young African women discussed the discrimination felt by girls in many developing countries. We aim to fight this discrimination, and advocate the powers of educating girls. We think education is the starting point to solving almost every other problem, including reducing diseases and ending poverty, and eventually increasing the number of women in leadership positions throughout the world.
School Girls Unite is comprised of chapters in the United States and Mali, Africa. Our incredible sister organization in Mali is called Les Filles Unies pour l’Education. We run a scholarship program in Mali, as well as provide leadership opportunities for youth in the US.


School Girls Unite, Girls, Women Empowerment, Africa, Education, Mali

Do Something

We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. Do Something harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about.. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. 


Do Something, DoSomething.Org, Teens, Campaign, Youth

Smart Girls at the Party

Smart Girls at the Party is an online network that aims to help the process of cultivating the authentic selves of young women and the young at heart.


Amy Poehler, Smart Girls At The Party, Encouragement, Empowerment, Girls, Young Women, Ask Amy, Girls Of The World, Meredith Walker, Amy Miles, Parks And Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Actress, Comedienne


Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.


Jumpstart, Early Education, College, Students, Preschool, Literacy, Skills

Apathy is Boring

Apathy is Boring is a national non-partisan project. Our mission is to use art and technology to educate youth about democracy.


Election, Voting, Youth, Democracy, Apathy Is Boring

PeacePlayers International

Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers International's mission is to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities through basketball. Since inception in 2001, PPI has impacted more than 69,000 youth and trained 1,764 coaches from 15 countries in a groundbreaking peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum. Through year-round sports activities, PPI is bringing together children from opposite sides of religious, ethnic and cultural divides to develop friendship and mutual respect. 


Peace Players International, Peace, Basketball

Cycle Kids

Cycle Kids promotes healthy lifestyle choices by introducing kids to the joy of bicycling and educating them about bike safety and nutrition. We empower children to develop positive, safe, and active lifelong habits.


Cycle Kids, Bicycle, Bike, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Education, Safety

Change Heroes

Change Heroes is a friend-funding platform that enables anyone to raise $10,000 to build a school with Free the Children. Our mission is to one day see a world where every child has access to free education. Want to help us change the world?


Change Heroes, Taylor Conroy, Africa, Education, Schools, Literacy, Donations, Crowdfunding


InfiniScroll is the open-ended storytelling tool for curious minds. The app breaks the rules of linear storytelling by creating a never ending magical visual exploration of the wonderful drawings by Francesco Chiacchio. 


InfiniScroll, App, Book, Picture Book, Read, Literacy, Children, Kids, Story, Stories, Imagination

The Kids Cook Monday

The Kids Cook Monday initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family. 


Kids Cook Monday, Campaign, Health, Nourishment, Meatless Monday

Ethioskate Project

Ethioskate uses skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and to be the potential for change. The community includes boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 19 in the Intoto area of Addis Ababa.


Ethioskate Project, Ethiopia, Skateboarding, Skateboard

One Young World

One Young World  is a charity that gathers together the brightest young people (aged 18 - 30) from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. At the annual One Young World Summit, young leaders debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the most pressing issues the world faces. At the 2013 Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1,250 young people from 190 countries were joined by a prestigious line-up of One Young World Counsellors including: Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Sir Bob Geldof and Professor Muhammad Yunus. After attending a Summit, delegates join the network of One Young World Ambassadors working the world over to effect positive change. They do this by founding their own initiatives or lending the power of the One Young World network to those already in existence. The next One Young World Summit takes place in Dublin, Ireland from 15-19 October 2014.


One Young World, Summit, Young Leaders

Volunteering India

Volunteering India provides the safest Gap Year, volunteering and internship opportunities in three different regions in India: Delhi, Dharamsala and South India. Programs cover teaching, orphanage and childcare, working with street children, medical volunteering, women empowerment as well as dental and medical internship opportunities.


Volunteering, India, Internships, Childcare

Drive Change

We build and operate state-of-the-art, locally sourced, food trucks that hire and train formerly incarcerated youth.


Drive Change, Food Truck, Social Initiative, Youth, Jail, Prison, New York