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Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. The iPad app provides free videos to K-12 students on various topics, including math, science, finance, and history. Apps Made by Youth.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

Museum 2.0

One of the nonprofits that inspires me locally here in Santa Cruz is a youth empowerment and food justice organization called "Food, What!?" Doron doesn’t work with A students or B students. He strategically includes images of students from Pajaro Valley High, so when he asks, “See anyone you know on here?”

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Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

Because it was my first time meeting the students, part of the half hour was spent getting to know each other. I highly recommend volunteering with young people, whether they are as little as a kindergartner, or as old as a college student. If you're a parent, the local PTA may have ways for you to get involved as well.

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From Likes to Donations: How Nonprofits Can Win at Social Media Fundraising

The Modern Nonprofit

For example, if your nonprofit focuses on youth empowerment, platforms like Instagram and Snapchat might be more effective than LinkedIn. Many college students or recent graduates are looking for experience and might be willing to help your nonprofit. Do your research and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each platform.

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Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

I've now documented women's lives in 40 countries, over the past 10 or 12 years, and everywhere I went, I found women who were helping each other, local women. Britt Bravo: In so many of the groups you profiled, the women were using the arts for education, empowerment, or healing.