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Jun 6, 2016

Transforming the Future of Homeless and At-Risk Youth

A deeply innovative organization, New Avenues looks for ways to evolve and improve its approach to ending youth homelessness. While many see poverty existing in a cyclical fashion, New Avenues thinks they can change the trajectory of the next generation.

Jun 6, 2016

Making Change by Changing the Story

Brown University seniors and New York City natives Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin founded Bro/Sis in 1995. The organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to New York City youth, ages eight to twenty-two with services such as an intensive four-six year Rites of Passage program, five-day a week after-school care, counseling, summer camp, job training, college preparation, employment opportunities and international study programs in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Bro/Sis's evidence-based model is built on a theory of change that proves that a personal narrative can help overcome the lowest of odds.

Jun 6, 2016

Building Brighter Futures Through Community

For low-income children, a college education is often the ticket to a better life. However, bridging the gap between under-resourced children and their wealthier counterparts involves community work over a period of time. For 25 years, Breakthrough Miami, a nonprofit dedicated to underserved youth in Miami-Dade County, has helped create and support future leaders.

Jun 6, 2016

Afterschool Development Takes Center Stage: A New Approach to Engaging Poverty and Youth Development

It is critical that afterschool time is dedicated to re-initiating and re-invigorating human growth and development in young people’s lives — most especially in the lives of youth growing up in impoverished and underserved communities, where opportunities for growth are scarce.

Jun 6, 2016

Creative Mentors Empowering Kids to Succeed

As mentors find new ways to reach youth, creativity becomes essential in their programming and curriculum to engage with the changing environment and acknowledge the voices of those they impact. Former art director Sue Crolick merged creativity and mentorship together to form Art Buddies, a nonprofit aimed at pairing underprivileged youth with creative mentors to inspire transformative art.

Jun 6, 2016

Success Takes Persistence

Starting a non-profit can be difficult, even in your home country where you understand the customs and language, know how to mail things, and know where offices are located. But in a different country where you don’t speak the language well or understand the cultural nuances, it takes persistence.

May 2, 2016

One of the Herd

CORRAL Riding Academy uses equine-assisted learning to help young women navigate emotional trauma and become more well-rounded members of society. Through partnerships with specialists and researchers, CORRAL validates why and how their model works so that donors, partners, and other organizations have a sense of transparency and stewardship.

May 2, 2016

Outdoor Adventures: Cultivating Empathetic, Responsible Youth

Camp Unalayee for over 60 years has used the environment to create compassionate youth and bring together diverse groups to learn and share the simple joys of living in nature.

May 2, 2016

United Fronts: Partnering in Creative Ways

Formerly Playing for Peace, PeacePlayers International aims to reflect a new worldwide scope by using basketball to as a tool to end conflict, develop leadership skills, and change perceptions.

May 2, 2016

Stronger Standing Together: How a Sense of Service Helps Veterans Return to the Outdoors

Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc. is a public charity that provides Adaptive Shooting, Hunting, and Fishing Programs for both disabled and able-bodied veterans. By building a network of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, their goal is to support any and all efforts to stand together with soldiers