Youth Leadership Development Projects
In partnership with Alan Fox, we proudly funded the following US-based projects focused on developing the leadership of youth.
Youth Peace Workshop's mission is to aware and engage at least 100 youths of plains and hills of Nepal who are currently living in Kathmandu. This project provides peace education through conflict resolution classes, relationship building games, leadership development workshops, yoga and meditation sessions, training on the rule of law,
The Multicultural Leadership Project empowers refugee and immigrant youth in Aurora, Colorado. Through the program, high school students of all cultural and religious backgrounds share personal experiences, develop skills and assume leadership roles within their school community. The participation in this leadership initiative allows refugee and immigrant youth to voice and process their own cultural adjustment challenges and grow from them. The community projects will focus on helping their newly-arrived peers feel welcomed and supported in their adjustment to a new school, culture and home in the United States.
The Teaching Youth Song Writing & Music Production Workshop encourages building healthy attitudes and fostering positive communication and behaviors in at risk, low income youth through music. The program helps to activate student's inner strengths, gifts and abilities by giving them a positive forum and outlets for creative self expression. Impact Grant funding will be used to run new sessions of the workshop in several group homes, schools, and in collaboration with community organizations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County.
Girls to Lead Africa's Vision is to increase the number of leaders who consider leadership to be about the next generation and not just the next election. GTLA’s mission is to nurture female student leaders who are generational thinkers. We believe that a change in the view of the role of leadership right from school where leadership training begins, will be the first step to alter the paradigm of the current leadership crisis. We groom Leaders who make the school better for the next cohort of students to thrive.
Kuchunguza is an educational institute in Uganda that focuses on tech and entrepreneurship. We teach individuals the computer and business skills, coupled with leadership, health, and human rights training, that enable them to change their own circumstances and become a change-maker in their communities.
The DREAM Mentoring Program empowers at-risk youth to become their best selves through mentoring, educational support, life-skill training, art, and cultural immersion. The Impact Grant funds will be used for a community outreach and fundraising initiative that will spread awareness about the program, encourage volunteerism, and sustain operations to further impact our most valuable resources, our youth!
The Vermont Square Branch Friends of the Library program is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to support the Vermont Square Branch City Library programs and Los Angeles County library services and to promote community interest in libraries, reading and lifelong learning. Our group is dedicated to putting books in the hands of every child in Los Angeles County to help encourage the love of reading and literacy and to give every child the power to succeed. The Friends will use the money to help with our outreach efforts and to operate our youth programs.