The city of Berkeley is often well known for being home to the famous University of California, Berkeley—also often overshadowing the poverty surrounding it. With 20.5% of citizens in poverty, Berkeley has an above average level of compared to the state of California. Young people in the community are faced with many of the same challenges and social issues all across the nation--lack of arts education funding, rising obesity rates, after-school crime and drug abuse to name a few. EDN Berkeley would like to help solve some of these issues with dance, community building and more!
Children love to tell stories. However, in some parts of the world, their creative voices are never heard. Team Seeds is determined to provide these children with a voice. The 1,001 Stories Project works to ensure that all children across the globe have a voice regardless of their circumstances by providing them with the means to capture their stories through their own voices and distribute them around the world through mobile apps, bringing the sales proceeds back to their families and communities. Team Coordinator Anisha Mudaliar is working in one of the main orphanages in the city of Nagpur, India, to help some amazing young orphans share their stories with the world.
The Go Youth Go team would like to introduce to you to the senior citizens of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, Bhutan. The team is working to provide better living conditions for the senior citizens by cleaning, painting, and beautifying the hospital and visiting and caring for the patients. Youth demonstrate their humanity and compassion for elders as they repair the only designated patient guesthouse in Bhutan. Your support will help them continue their work and provide a model for other cities in the country.
Have you ever thought what your life would be without a dream that placed you where you are today? Where would you be and what would you do without personal goals? For youth living in rural Tanzania, dreaming and following your dreams is not part of everyday life. Join the Champions of Leadership Tanzania (CHALETA) team as they journey across rural Tanzania and train youth at primary schools to establish personal goals in life, build critical skills of leadership and confidence, and garner their willingness to continue their education to rise above poverty.
It has come to the attention of the members of our project that the unhealthy and negative talk surrounding the topic of body image is self harming to individuals and communities. We all experience what we call "fat and skinny talk" in our high schools. However, from launching this project we have realized just how many people of all ages and genders relate to this topic. We've created a business to help!
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.