TOPIC: CHILDREN & YOUTH (93)

SOS Children's Villages USA

http://www.sos-usa.org/

We build families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in 134 countries and territories, including the United States. We are the largest nongovernmental organization dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. Founded in 1949, we provide children with the love and long-term support they need to shape their own futures - a stable family, quality medical care and the opportunity to learn. Through our family support and care programs, medical centers, schools and emergency relief efforts we impact the lives of millions of children and families.

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SOS Children's Villages USA, Children, Youth

Change Heroes

http://www.changeheroes.com

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?

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

Barbershop Books

https://barbershopbooks.org

Barbershop Books is a community-based literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops for boys ages 4-8. It leverages the cultural significance of barbershops in Black communities to help black boys identify as readers. This innovative approach connects black men and families to black boys’ early reading experiences. It also improves boys’ access to culturally relevant, age appropriate, and gender responsive children’s books, while increasing the amount of time boys read for fun.

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Barbershop Books, Book, Literacy

PAAJAF Foundation

https://paajaf.org

The PAAJAF Foundation (Providing Adolescents and Adults Job for Advancement in Future) is working on behalf of underprivileged children, youth and woman in rural Ghana to end poverty and illiteracy through education and job training. The foundation was established to provide a range of much-needed support services for children, young people and women who live in the village of Gbawe, near Accra.

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PAAJAF Foundation, Ghana, Social Services, Volunteering, Education, Children & Youth, Charity

InfiniScroll

http://www.curioushat.com/infiniscroll

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. 

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

The Kids Cook Monday

http://www.thekidscookmonday.org

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

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

Ethioskate Project

http://ethioskate.tumblr.com

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.

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Ethioskate Project, Ethiopia, Skateboarding, Skateboard

One Young World

http://www.oneyoungworld.com

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.

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One Young World, Summit, Young Leaders

Volunteering India

http://www.volunteeringindia.com

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.

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Volunteering, India, Internships, Childcare

Drive Change

http://drivechangenyc.org

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

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

Together We Rise

http://www.togetherwerise.org

Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. TWR has built a foundation of passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to transform the way kids experience foster care. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster kids across the country with sports equipment, bicycles, and suitcases so that they dont have to travel from home to home in a trash bag.

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Together We Rise, Danny Mendoza, Ties That Bind, Foster Care, Kids, Children, Family

Soccer Without Borders

http://www.soccerwithoutborders.org

Soccer Without Borders is a 501c3 non-profit that runs community-led, year-round, youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. We provide free programs to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities. Our activity framework and team communities provide participants with an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.

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Soccer Without Borders, Sport, Soccer, Football

The Parent Centre

http://www.theparentcentre.org.za

The Parent Centre is a registered non-profit organisation which has been operating successfully in the challenging South African context for the past 30 years. We provide a range of primary preventive services for parents and caregivers seeking the support and help they need before problems in their parent/caregiver-child relationship or child’s behavior becomes entrenched.

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The Parent Centre, South Africa, Children, Families, HIV, AIDS, Pregnancy, Infancy, Babies, Teen Parenting, Positive Parenting

Positive Impact for Kids

http://positiveimpactforkids.org

Positive Impact for Kids Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation striving to improve the lives of children and teenagers who are receiving inpatient medical treatment in the United States. We are raising funds to provide children’s hospitals with items from their wish lists. Hospital wish lists include: gift cards for the hospitalized children along with iPad minis and Xbox/Wii games for the children to use while hospitalized. Our goal is to decrease the hospitalized children’s pain and anxiety while increasing their self-esteem. We want the hospitalized children and their families to know others care. Positive Impact for Kids is funded through private contributions, fundraisers and grants. We operate on a minimal annual budget. Positive Impact for Kids has oversight by a non-paid and voluntary board of directors.

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Positive Impact For Kids, Hospital, Children, Gifts

Toybank

http://www.toybank.org

Toybank is a non-profit organization that has been set up with the aim of providing toys to all children.

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Toybank, Toys, Children, Kids, India, Shweta Chari, Play, Education