Stanley D. Pomichter III, Elix Incubator

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Elix Incubator is California's first social impact incubator for teen entrepreneurs. Founded by a group of high school students (Isabella Liu, Stash Pomichter, Andrew Yates, Haley Catton, and Brendon Wright), Elix works to promote positive teen driven change by seeding and incubating teen-led social enterprises. In doing so, Elix hopes [...]

Jhyre Alvarado, Teen Talk Youth Enrichment Program

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Teen Talk is an after school enrichment program started by co-founder, Jhyre Alvarado, and is meant to build on the various strengths of youth all over Los Angeles. The program focuses on skill development, conflict resolution, and self-reflection. It allows for the youth in underprivileged communities to learn how to [...]

Azelya Yazzie, Community Garden Native Youth Outreach Project

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Azelya Yazzie's outreach project focuses on helping Native American youth learn how to grow and cook their own traditional foods. This will allow her to collaborate with different Native American tribes and youth centers in the region of Southern California and give presentations on growing crops. This will teach the [...]

Jessica Candela, Butte County Youth Advisory Council



The Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people in Butte County under the age of 25 who have experienced, or are experiencing difficult life circumstances such as: homelessness, foster care, incarceration, or poverty. The Youth Advisory Council is lead by the Facilitator and aims to develop well-being and [...]

Asaah Gideon, Play and Learn | Leadership: Inspiring a Better Future

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Asaah A. Gideon and Divine Gordon Asaah are the founders of Educate a Child in Africa, Inc. a nonprofit organization that supports student achievement in Africa through Play and Learn | Leadership games and activities, Community Engagement and Family Engagement. Since most governments lay emphasis on formal education at an [...]

Ralitsa Rano, Multicultural Leadership Project, Impact Grant 2016

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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.

LaTy Banks, Teaching Youth Song Writing & Music Production Workshop, Impact Grant 2016

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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.

Kansiime Honest Fortunate, Girls to Lead Africa, Impact Grant 2016

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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.

Austin Tunnell, Kuchunguza Institute, Impact Grant 2016



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.

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