Youth Calls

How Teenagers are Changing the World:
A Conversation with our Youth Grantees

Our call has ended, but you can listen to it HERE.

As part of our 2014 #GiveHappy Campaign, The Pollination Project is hosting a call with five grantees – all under the age of 18- who will share their journeys into activism with us!

Georgia Bernbaum, a 12 year old dancer from Central Florida, launched the Dance Happy Project to provide homeless children with access to dance lessons.

High school senior, Matthew Kaplan, designs and facilitates anti-bullying programs for students all over Arizona. His program, the Be ONE Project, has engaged nearly 2,000 students since its inception 4 years ago.

 Thomas Ponce, a 13 year old animal rights activist, has inspired and trained thousands of people to lobby on behalf of animals at the local, state and federal level.

Maya Shea Penn, a 14 year old eco entrepreneur and fashion designer from Atlanta Georgia. Her nonprofit, Maya’s Ideas for the Planet, promotes environmental awareness and encourages young girls to follow their dreams.

Abby Bauer, a high school Junior in New Jersey, created Teams for Kids to provide funding for very low income and homeless children in her state to participate in after school sports programs.

Our conversation will be hosted by Pollination Project advisor and daily giver, Nina Horne. Nina is a policy consultant who served as an Oakland, CA City Commissioner, overseeing grants made to more than 120 community-based youth organizations each year.