Helping Unite Giving Souls Team – Give More HUGS
Grantee Name: Helping Unite Giving Souls Team
Project Name: Give More HUGS
Grant Location: Texas, USA
Funding Partner: Fox
Project Description: The Texas based nonprofit Give More HUGS (Helping Unite Giving Souls) aims to unite communities to help students in need. Give More HUGS (GMH) operates on a mentor model where Give More HUGS (GMH) team members and community advocates mentor and train youth to become leaders and carry out GMH’s mission to help students in need develop a lifelong love for learning, reading, and creativity. Through the “HUGS Ambassador Free Leadership program”, middle school, high school, and college age students, participate in online leadership training that actively involves them in community service locally and globally. Students learn how to use their voice and develop their leadership while they support a cause they are passionate about, connect with their peers, engage volunteers, create awareness of their events, and engage a span of generations to get involved with their work to help transform student opportunities in and out of school. Ambassadors plan, organize, and lead book drives, book signings, book fairs, school supply drives, and back to school events that benefit underprivileged children locally and globally. Ambassadors were recently recognized in the Tex Appeal Spring 2018 issue. Read the following article to learn how they are changing lives, one book (and student) at a time: texappealmag.com/changing-the-world-one-book-at-a-time/
The “HUGS Ambassador Free Leadership program” will expand its online trainings with both asynchronous and synchronous trainings in August 2018. This will provide sustained, high-quality online leadership training and support for more youth to learn leadership skills while impacting children’s lives locally and globally. The Give More HUGS team is currently on the search for passionate students in Texas, New York and Dominica to be a part of their 2018-2019 HUGS Ambassador team. Visit www.givemorehugs.org/ to apply today.