Youth empowerment

Basket of Hope Charity organization for children and women in Liberia
Address: Mandingo Quarter, Opposite Macenta Parking Magnet Street,
Voinjama, Lofa
Liberia
Telephone (include county code and area code): 0777531644
Fax (include country code and area code): Liberia
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2014

GOAL -VALUE

The goal-values are true to the spirit of the organization and persistent reminder of how we will continuously improve the values of Basket of Hope-Liberia which include as follows:R– Respect for human rights and the rule of lawE–Enterprising Work EthicsS–Service ExcellenceP–Passion and ProfessionalismE–Ethical Behavior, Integrity and Transparency C–Continuous Growth and Improvement in AccountabilityT–Teamwork and Partnership
additionally, these values, this organization is dedicated to documenting testimonials from clients, or donors who we have implemented project/s or provided service for. Each testimonial is linked to the organization’s goals-values and the partner/s will provide us with evidence that we are moving in the right direction with a value of transparency and accountability as a feedback. (positive & Negative that we can build on for the future.

Goals:
Our aims are to promote, protect and support human rights and dignity for all vulnerable Ebola orphan, HIV AIDs victims, Streets children, Ebola widows, Girls Children and our community at large. We will oppose violence, hatred, prejudice, discrimination and all forms of divisiveness among us as citizens of Liberia and the world at large. Vision:
Basket of Hope Liberia vision is to see the betterment of girls, women and children in society and to empower adolescent girls, Orphan, widow, create more awareness to stop domestic violence against women & Children, support street children and fight to End Child Marriage in Liberia.
Mission Statement:
Basket of Hope Liberia mission is to promote and protect women, children and stop all form of violence against women and children, most especially Ending Child Marriage. We will keep promoting transparency, Accountability, peace, stability, Security, capacity building development and empowerment for women’s children, adolescent girls, most especially Ebola Orphan girl’s children through awareness and advocacy.
Basket of Hope Liberia objectives is to see that every Human being are respected under the University Declaration of Human rights and dignity for all

To engage in major awareness/advocacy to End child Marriage, Empower adolescent girls, women and youth through formal and informal vocational school/training. Exp. Women Sewing project empowerment. s

To engage in awareness and advocacy against domestic violence, Rape, Child abuse, discrimination, and encourage peace and religious tolerance, and Stop tribal conflict,prejudice, sentiments, violence, and hatred against colors through palava Hall meetings.
Advocate for good health care services delivery to the rural community of Liberia thru awareness/advocacy and support adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health education enegagment at grassroots levels.

To engage donors, individual supporters, organizations and government partners through advocacy for the Ebola Orphan Children Education Materials Support such as Uniforms, Book bags, textbooks, bicycles, shoes, and etc.

Basket of Hope Liberia is addressing Girls who have drop-out of schools to get back to school and the challenges here are poverty, school district from communities, teenage pregnancy, Child Marriage, Ebola orphan children educational materials support to enable get to school because caretakers can afford to purchase schools materials for them. most especially the girls’ child and the drop out of school girls and adolescents.
Basket of Hope Liberia challenges is manpower and logistical support which include ranting of office space, vehicles, computer laptops, donor funding projects, and direct partnership with donor funding organization. The solution to these challenges is to create a room of empowerment through sustainable development programs such as 1. Sewing and tailoring training for drop out of school girls and adolescents that can not afford to get back to school. Encouraging and providing Educational Materials to the Ebola orphans and vulnerable children which is also a helping hand to reduce poverty in the caretakers of these children. When and why did we start the NGO, Liberia when through 14 years of civil conflict and women and children were the most vulnerable people in society that were highly victimized. As a student activist, with empathy decided to establish an organization that will focus on the rights of women and children needs, protection and their human rights and dignity for all. Since them we have been creating awareness and advocacy for the rights of women and children and providing Educational materials for the Ebola orphan and vulnerable children in Liberia.
Our goals for expansion is one of the major targets for capacity building, inclusiveness, networking, transparency, accountability, and tolerance as partners in progress.
New programs or locations do we aspire to? The new program or programs is building and strengthen primary education foundation for the children most especially the girls. which is in our future plan at the local and national level. 1.The reasons why is important for the donor to fund us as grassroots community organizations are to build up the capacity of a local organization to reach out to the needed people and community. 2. To hence the grassroots organizational build up the human resource and institutional capacity.

Bell Community Empowerment Foundation
Address: 11445 East Via Linda, Suite #2 #490
Scottsdale, AZ
United States
Telephone (include county code and area code): 408 529 3971
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2009

The mission of the Bell Community Empowerment Foundation is to educate people about the Foster Adopt Programs in our home state of Arizona, nationally, in North America and globally … to ensure that every child has a loving family through whom to create and build a well-lived life!

FUTURE CONNECT GHANA
Address: 99 Block A Municipal Road, Sagnarigu – Tamale
Tamale, Northern Region
Ghana
Telephone (include county code and area code): 233244894179
Your website: http://www.futcon.org
Level of Activity: National
Year Founded: 2012

Future Connect Ghana (FCG) is an independent registered non-governmental and nonprofit organization based at the Upper East Region and operates in the northern and upper regions of Ghana. FCG fosters an integrated community development, expands living standards and support in the creation of sustainable communities. FCG prime slogan is “Expanding Horizons” for building sustainable communities through capacity building and services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the society.

FCG’s mission is to achieve an expanded capacity and opportunity where they live a better life, away from poverty, hunger and increased environmental stewardship, community economic vitality and social inclusions. FCG aims at expanding horizons by creating sustainable programs to promote youth in agriculture, increase livelihood by empowering women and girls economically, increase productivity and crop yield through scientific research and innovation and building sustainable communities. Recognizing the immense role of the youth in contributing to the agricultural revolution, it is imperative to fashion-out a long-term all-inclusive program that would appeal and inspire the youth to actively participate in agriculture as a career.

Our Vision and Goal
A country in which the youth are empowered in available opportunities to increase the economic vitality of the communities in which they live in.

The goal of FCG is to contribute in improving the economic vitality and the living standard of the vulnerable communities in Ghana through effective community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.

Our Approach/Strategy

Future Connect Ghana is committed to building a strong community youth networks to drive the sustainable communities and poverty reduction agenda. Now is the time to seek alternatives and develop within constraints, thus FCG facilitates people in the rural communities to extract the capital necessary for community development in the three spheres that affect sustainable community development. We use our programme; Climate change and resiliency, Agriculture science research and innovation, policy and Advocacy, etc. to create the balance within the interplay of economic, social and environment (the three spheres). The program goal is materialized with a helping hand from members, donor agencies, Philanthropists, etc.

Life that Counts - Our Mission is to Help Students Make Better Decisions for More Healthy Outcomes
Address: 313 2nd Ave SW
Cullman, AL
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): 256-203-6815
Level of Activity: National
Year Founded: 2012

In everything we do, we believe in a world where students can make better decisions for more healthy outcomes.

Anne Lorimor, Founder and World Record Holder
Address: 5715 E Cactus Wren Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Paradise Valley, Arizona
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): 480-382-1867
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2016

Mission
To help low-income children, particularly homeless, foster, and orphan children and youth, achieve success and fulfillment and give back.

Helping kids has a three-generation history in Anne’s family. When an orphanage in which she had an interest folded, her grandfather took in five orphans and brought them up, with the help of her grandmother and aunt. As a little girl, Anne helped bathe, dress, and feed baby orphans at a children’s home and school her parents founded in rural New Mexico. A few years ago, one of those orphans paid her a surprise visit in Wisconsin.

Since starting her fund in 2004, Anne has volunteered with or supported a number of organizations for at-risk children, either personally or through the fund. “But,” she says, “I want to help more children.” Getting money to do this was the purpose of her World Record climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015 as an 85-years-young great-grandmother. It’s not as absurd as it sounds. Anne says, “I’m not a professional climber, but I have always loved hiking.” At 76, Anne climbed Pikes Peak and four other mountains over 14,000 feet. She has climbed mountains in the western United States and Mexico, as well as Ayers Rock in Australia, the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the pyramid in Mexico City.

In 2019, Anne plans to be the oldest person to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, again to benefit children and youth through building her foundation. She continues to train by climbing Mummy Mountain daily with her little dog, as well as other mountains around Arizona. Just before going to Africa, she plans to spend time in Colorado to acclimate to a higher altitude and climb taller peaks. Anne comments, “If I combine my love of climbing mountains with my passion for helping kids, what could be better?”

Objectives

1. Children and youth will be shown their options and given the tools to succeed.
2. Children and youth will be given financial literacy classes to prepare them for success and other classes in line with their interests.
3. Children and youth will be educated in health and fitness and be encouraged to engage in outdoor activities.
4. Children and youth will be supported in seeking higher education or vocational training as suited.
5. Children and youth will be given personal and/or career mentors to help them reach their goals.
6. Scholarships for music, business, and advanced education will be offered.
7. Successful children and youth will pay it forward as volunteers or with donations.

Plans

1. Founder and team will undertake various appropriate endeavors to gain attention and money for the Fund. Founder will set a new record in 2019 as the oldest person to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
2. Experts will be identified and acquired for marketing and publicity.
3. Funds will be audited carefully to inspire confidence in the fund and its projects.
4. Appropriate and necessary reports will be prepared, filed, and disseminated.
5. The World Record will be documented and publicized to gain favorable attention and support.
6. Founder will speak whenever appropriate to raise attention and funds.
7. DVDs of the documentary and other items will be available for sale to support the cause.
8. Work will continue in building green, community friendly storage units to provide ongoing funds.
9. Four teens will be sponsored for CEOSpace Teen Program annually with full scholarships.

Mentoring A Touch from Above
Address: 5538 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA
United States
Telephone (include county code and area code): 562-726-1997
Fax (include country code and area code): 562-726-1997
Your website: http://www.matfa.info
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 1998

Melanie Washington is someone who experienced God and speaks of God to each and every one of us, especially those of us who despise ourselves, despise the Bible and have given up on ourselves. She speaks to those of us who are struggling through the grudges we hold, especially in areas that are very hurtful and hard to touch, areas with the most painful scars. Through sharing her personal experience of forgiving the unforgivable such as the murder of her dearest loved ones and sexual abuse from different family members, she has been an open book. With regal grace, Melanie speaks from her heart with complete vulnerability and authenticity while sharing her real experience of wrestling with God. It can be easily related by each and every one of us. Whether you are struggling with something that you can’t forgive, trying to hide it or pretend that you have already forgiven, listening to Melanie will give you the courage and power to face yourself and confront what you have not forgiven. You will find the power to truly forgive and have the freedom to truly live and love.
Melanie Washington leads a ministry for youth in prison by inspiring them to forgive and love themselves and experience the forgiveness and love of God. Her ministry is called Mentoring A Touch from Above. It means that the true mentoring is through knowing God and experiencing God as love. She speaks at churches and in youth organizations throughout the world, inspiring everyday people to forgive, to live, and to love.

Prancing Ponies Foundation
Address: PO BOX 1942
MILL VALLEY, CA
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): 0014157171750
Level of Activity: Local
Year Founded: 2015

Prancing Ponies Foundation’s mission is ‘Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’.
There are millions of organizations that service the ‘cradle to college’ path however, very few focus on the ‘college to career’ transition which is most critical to ensuring girls are prepared to step into corporate leadership roles as quickly as possible.

We provide 3rd year STEM girls the training to accelerate their careers into leadership positions. The training provided would normally take girls 5 – 8 years to learn on the job. We no longer want our girls to waste this time, so we train them before they graduate college on:
• How to run an affective meeting
• Preparing and give presentations
• Managing a budget and analyze a P&L
• Negotiating their salary
• …and receive monthly mentoring for the rest of their lives

In 2015, Prancing Ponies Foundation began with the goal to teach 1000 girls leadership skills by 2020, we will accomplish this goal through 4 programs:
Acceleration Workshops (Jan 2019): Held quarterly, these interactive workshops will provide our Academy graduates continuing education supporting their accelerated career growth to corporate leadership roles.
Champions Mentoring Program (Feb 2019): Allow mentors to register and provide detailed profiles for the areas in which they can help to create strong mentor/mentee relations.
3rd annual summer Leadership Acceleration Academy & Internship (June 2019): Graduates receive help with company placement, life-long mentoring and educational support.
Online Leadership Academy for high school girls (Sep 2019): This high school club takes the curriculum from our summer Academy and brings it to classrooms and after-school programs and allows us to reach thousands of underserved girls nationally.

Our dream is to see 250 Women CEOs running S&P 500 companies. We believe we can change the numbers of Women represented in leadership from a decrease of 25% in 2018 to an increase of 50% in the next 10 years.
The Prancing Ponies Academy is free to all accepted girls. This includes housing, stipends, technology, transportation, and other critical items. Support us today and watch your investment grow into a future Woman Leader!

Math Practice Software for Students
Address: 1910 Lyon Ave.
Belmont, CA
United States
Telephone (include county code and area code): (650) 483-3838
Your website: http://www.quoria.org
Level of Activity: National
Year Founded: 2010

Quoria Foundation’s project — Math4ALL — is math practice software that will be accessible in 95 languages — the languages spoken by over 99% of the English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. ELLs are America’s least-educated student population. Research informs us that they need educational content in their native languages to help them stay on pace with their English-speaking peers. In the absence of that content, far too many fall behind and stay behind.

The problem of educating these students is national and systemic. Los Angles Unified has 91 languages spoken by its students. The schools in New York City have 159 languages. Teachers across this nation are in desperate need of a solution.

Math4ALL represents a new genre of educational technology we call “massively multilingual.” The goal is help level the academic playing field for ELLs by enabling them to improve their math skills from their first day of school. Math4ALL can help mainstream ELLs with little or no educator oversight.

It’s a powerful, research-based math tool at the core of STEM (the U.S. Department of Education’s focus on improving education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Math4ALL’s content ranges from kindergarten level up to pre-algebra.

Also, Math4ALL will have an assessment module that will give teachers visibility on what their students know and don’t know.

Math4ALL is based on an award-winning math practice software program that was chosen for use in all Sylvan Learning centers in North America. That product was created by Quoria’s founder. Now, Quoria is creating a superior version of that software, adding 94 languages, and making it available for free.

Quoria will begin a pilot of Math4ALL in Oakland Unified School District on June 18, 2018. This version of Math4ALL will be accessible in 25 of the 53 languages spoken by Oakland’s students.

Our goal is to expand the pilot to other school districts, add features to Math4ALL, and add math content.

Please donate to Quoria to support the development and expansion of this revolutionary new math product that will help some of America’s most underserved children. Thank you!

Real Stories Gallery Foundation: Smash Street
Address: 1485 5th Ave #26A
NYC, NY
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): 828 489-1790
Year Founded: 2007

Smash Street is an initiative of Real Stories Gallery Foundation.
We empower young adolescent boys at-risk living with HIV to leave
the dangerous exploitation of sex work for a safer place where they
can learn interactive media skills such as video and photography
allowing them to tell the unique stories of their lives. 

Science is Elementary
Address: 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B2
Mountain View, CA
USA
Telephone (include county code and area code): (650) 605-3027
Year Founded: 2008

Science education in the US is sorely lacking, especially at the elementary school level. Only 37% of 4th graders scored at or above proficient nationwide in science and the achievement gap between Whites and underrepresented minorities is 45-50 points; the gap between high- and low- income students is 30 points.

These achievement gaps begin in kindergarten and persist at least until 8th grade, proving how critical early intervention is for these students (http://bit.ly/scigapsbeginearly). Teachers spend less time on science than they have in the past, they are ill prepared to teach science, and don’t have enough resources to do so (WestEd 2013).

Science is Elementary is unique. We provide a turnkey solution to help schools and districts build capacity for high quality science education through implementation focused professional development for teachers coupled with engaging, hands-on, thought provoking, science experiments for students.

Our vision is that All children realize science is awesome and use its principles to better their lives and our mission is to effect systemic change in elementary school science education by teaching students, training teachers, and engaging the scientific community.

We have two programs: a direct service in-class program for students and a professional development program for teachers. Our In-class program offers monthly 90-minute lessons in elementary classrooms (TK-5th) during the school day, teaching scientific reasoning through hands-on experiments in physical science and engineering. Lessons are taught by scientists and engineers with deep classroom experience. Students show gains of 85% in content acquisition and and increase of 50%-100% in positive attitudes to science. Our professional development program focuses on how to teach rigorous science and engineering, and scientific reasoning, integrated with English literacy. Teachers increase their science teaching by 50% and 90% report increased confidence.

To date, we’ve impacted over 10,000 students and their teachers and have trained 1,000 scientists and engineers to serve as mentors.

Our goal is to double our program in the next two years, both locally and nationally.