Youth Leadership Grants

In partnership with Alan Fox & Family, we are honored to provide seed funding to projects that support the leadership development
of youth in the United States. Here are the inspiring projects we have funded!

Brandon L Crawford – Youth Power Hour

2017-08-08T07:14:07+00:00

Youth Power Hour is an innovative, mobile program, created by Health & Life Coach Brandon Crawford, that specializes in improving the health and fitness of kids ages 7-13. He accomplishes his mission through fun, structured, after school/weekend fitness programs, and a kid friendly nutritional curriculum in collaboration with local schools [...]

Aleeia Abraham and Rodney Hill – Prototype Music Light House of Art Project

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2017-07-21T14:30:12+00:00

The Light House of Art Program is a short-term, free performing arts initiative of Prototype Music that is now expanding into local family shelters in Queens, New York. Prototype Music is a Jamaica, Queens-based youth-centric arts organization, committed to discovering, developing, showcasing, and mentoring youthful talent emerging from Queens’ often [...]

Kanita Brown and Kara Nelson – Be An Entrepreneur… NOW

2017-07-26T09:00:50+00:00

Maximum Exposure Learning Services, Inc. consists of educators with first-hand experience in under-served communities. They have witnessed the lack of programs and resources to support enriching life experiences. Many school curriculum are focused on standardized tests, which prohibit the students from being able to plan, set goals, and think about [...]

Karyn Singley-Blair, ACHS Be The Change Club

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2017-07-17T05:41:38+00:00

"ACHS Be The Change" is about empowering youth at Aurora Central High School (ACHS) to be the change makers of their own lives in a school and community environment of Aurora, Colorado, that consists of a highly diverse, traumatized, and low social-economic population. After several incidents of gang violence and [...]

Tisha M Bernard – I Choose Peace

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2017-07-05T14:21:55+00:00

I Choose Peace Academy is a program whose educational mission is to empower young leaders with the courage, compassion, empathy and leadership skills to create peace within themselves and their peers. I Choose Peace was created because bullying has become a national epidemic and suicide is the third leading cause [...]

Liz Buechele – The Smile Project

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2017-07-05T14:22:17+00:00

The Smile Project is a Happiness campaign based out of New York City that was founded in 2011 by Liz Buechele with one simple mission: share joy. The Smile Project operates random acts of kindness clubs in educational institutions. These “SPARK” clubs (Strengthening Positivity and Reinforcing Kindness) give young people [...]

Delaney Cullen – The Little Garden that Grew

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2017-06-27T05:56:15+00:00

Delaney Cullen at the age of 5, thought of the idea of "The Little Garden that Grew". Now six, along with the help of her parents, John and Cathleen Cullen, founders of Life Roots, she wants to share her passions of reading and nature with others at her local library [...]

Ralitsa Rano, Multicultural Leadership Project, Impact Grant 2016

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2016-12-23T10:28:30+00:00

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.

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