Ruby and Laya are determined to make a difference in the lives of some of the 4,100 homeless people in their Baltimore, MD community. As students of the McDonogh School, where the founder, John McDonogh, wrote the "Rules for Living" for students to live and learn, they consider, "Study in your course of life to do the greatest possible amount of good" to be one of the most important rules. They believe it is their responsibility to give back to the world. Over the past two years, they have had their projects successfully funded with small but transforming donations. Guided by their mentor, MaryCatherine Irving, a first grade teacher extraordinaire, they hope their new project will have an even bigger social impact.
In the small, caring town of Carbondale, Colorado, the team Rams for Vets 2014 asks you to help support their project to give combat veterans returning from military service a new sense of purpose, hope, optimism and the ability to enjoy the freedoms they fought for as they re-enter society. Team Coordinators Miriam and Alyza have created a social action project that invites their school, city and the global community to help fund five veterans to attend the Huts for Vets program. They hope to help transform the lives of the veterans through more services and information and, as well, create an awareness among their high school peers of the challenges that face veterans.
Through the power of positive leadership and service, over 200 young people from several Bay Area and Southern California high schools and universities are dedicating their time and talents to focus on bullying, safety and health issues confronting youth in their communities. Their work will directly affect over 10,000 young people across California.
Join us in fighting an epidemic! Become part of the Global Girl Media campaign to end sexual harassment and violence against women worldwide by watching our documentary "Breaking the Silence About Sexual Harassment: Moroccans Speak Out" on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The film will be streamed live from Casablanca, Morocco with discussions from local key actors to follow. Then, help us to promote the documentary and further the campaign when we take the screening to universities and colleges nationwide and showcase our TOOLKIT: a study guide, educational resource, and call to action for everyone to end the epidemic.
Team Zaya is on a mission to provide world-class personalized learning to disadvantaged children between the of ages 6 and 13 years in India. Zaya seeks to help these kids through its "hubs" and "labs", by bringing online education to the bottom of the pyramid. This project empowers and trains women to run after school programs that will not only create sustainable jobs, but also address critical educational and societal needs.
Much like other cities in America, Chicago also faces the problem of hunger and childhood obesity, two pandemics that are not mutually exclusive. Not only are children going hungry, many children are eating badly and are undereducated on nutrition. On top of school closings, there is limited education and fine arts programming available to students at Chicago schools. Everybody Dance Now! Chicago has a solution to help their community.