Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

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Smooth Transition began working to reach at-risk teens early — before they dropped out of high school or left the foster care system. Its programs are directly tied to career pathways and provide students with vocational certifications at little or no cost to them. But students also come away with significant increases in their perceived self-value and a decrease in perceived barriers to success. It also costs students the ability to complete their work.

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. A large number of the collaborative projects of which I'm aware (in which staff partner with community members to co-develop exhibits or programs) are initiated with teens. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are a known (and somewhat controllable) entity.

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How to Design a Fundraising Landing Page that Makes Giving Easy and Inspires People to Give

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These concerns are not your donor’s problem. 52 more students need scholarships and each one is just $142. With your help, we can get every student in school this year.”. 164.23: Sponsor one student for a month. Support one student for an entire year! .

Breaking the Cycle & Starting the Mental Health Conversation

Saleforce Nonprofit

After a year of pandemic-fueled isolation — undoubtedly a primary factor in 42% of adults experiencing anxiety and depression, up 11% from previous years — educational institutions and businesses are making the mental wellbeing of their students and employees a priority.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

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The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. iPad, iPhone, MacOS) is a student planner that helps you keep track of your class schedule, track your grades and GPA, manage homework assignments, and create an interactive calendar. Classtalk (All phones, SMS-based) empowers teachers to communicate with their classes through SMS and email, keeping school subjects and class deadlines at the top of a student's mind.

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How to Source Great Year-end Stories

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Connect the story to the larger problem your donor will help solve with their gift. Once upon a time, a fundraiser was super busy. In fact, she was so busy that when it came time to put together her year-end donation letter she was stumped. What should she write?

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Feeding a Need: New App Helps Youth Find Free Summer Meals

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Millions of low-income students rely on free or low-cost school meals. During the school year, federal programs like the National School Lunch Program help close this nutrition gap by providing free or reduced cost meals to low-income students. Lack of Food Isn't the (Whole) Problem. The Range mobile app helps address that awareness problem. But when summer vacation starts, the school meals end.

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Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Youth Through App Development

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story chronicled a middle school student who built an app to help him. young people are developing their own creative solutions to problems. Not only did the piece showcase the uniqueness of this particular student, but also the opportunity to cultivate creativity through technical. awareness and skills development in children, teens, and young adults. participants through identifying a problem and developing a.

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

Beth Kanter

Teens As Free Agents. One of things immediately struck me – the crowd was filled with younger people – teens, college students, and millennials who want to use the technology and do social change on their own terms. I loved hearing Isadora Faber, a pre-teen girl who lives in Florianópolis and creator of page Daily Class on Facebook.

Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

Every other year, they convene TUPAC, a group of 35 outside advisors, including teens, college students, Temple University professors, artists, philanthropists, and community leaders. Some students folding clothes. This problem isn't unique to Temple Contemporary. But there are two big problems with this approach: It's easy to get caught in the hamster wheel of delivering products to audiences. The first thing I noticed about Temple Contemporary were the chairs.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? And this talent supply problem is only compounded by a decreasing 4.5% unemployment rate. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association representing the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy.

14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

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Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA) is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to empowering students of all ages through high-quality arts and cultural programs. ICA remedies that problem by placing a real-time campaign progress bar on their Create Amazing website.

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Yes, we’re interested in workforce development, but we’re not interested in offering students scholarships,” for example. So this might be you wrote a fantastic grant application, but maybe your organization had some budgetary problems in the past.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

gThe above video is one of the many social networking strategies that The Genocide Intervention Network used to transform itself from a small student group to national non-profit. According to recent study from Pew Internet and American Life project, more than one-half of teens have created media content and roughly one-third have shared ocntent. Collaborative Problem Solving - (working toether in teams - informal/formal to comlpete tasks and develop new knowledge.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good


” Presented by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, SOS_Slaves aims to raise trafficking awareness in teens while empowering them with the tools to take responsibility and speak out against this issue. Ludwig is a game aimed at educators and students alike. The struggle for the jury was to find how the simple gameplay reflects the game’s goal of empowering women to believe that they are capable of solving hard problems through teamwork and leadership.

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Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

Use expert-only vocabulary – stop making entry points for general public, students, families Social science of war. cancer, stroke, heart attacks) Animal testing Hate crimes Pedophilia Other countries, not ours, are to blame for this problem. The science of capital punishment from DNA to execution Religion Teen suicide, teen cutting – I wanted to include these in my museum’s “Hall of Human Life” teen area. There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums.

Trust Me, Know Me, Love Me: Trust in the Participatory Age

Museum 2.0

But here's the problem. And here's the bigger problem. Of course, this can go too far--if you are always apologizing for mistakes, people might think you have a basic stability problem, which erodes another kind of trust--the kind museums already have locked up. I'm reading a book of essays about how to teach written by teens. It's amazing how much emphasis the students put on reciprocity: you respect me, I'll respect you. Here's something to be proud of.

17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

We invited a private art school to fill a very public wall with paintings made by students in response to the question, "How would you depict love?" The biggest problem is the sharpies running out; visitors pound them into the walls, and they have to be replaced every two weeks. We also have problems with kids scrawling on the bottom (you can see the height below which the wall becomes a toddler playground) and occasionally, people writing inappropriate things.

Eight Other Ways to "Connect with Community"

Museum 2.0

The problem--one which is not addressed in the article--is that museums have not been willing to cater to new target audiences to the exclusion of their traditional patrons. We're always happy for more bodies in the door, but if supporting teens means alienating seniors, there's a problem. The student community? Last month, the Christian Science Monitor published an article entitled, "Museums' new mantra: Connect with community."

Mall Science: Lessons in Consumer Appeal

Museum 2.0

A museum experience I’ll always remember: In 2002, I worked at the Boston Museum of Science with a program in which high school students from a nearby charter school spent half their school time at the museum. One day when we didn’t have the students, I was walking the floor with another staff member. It was the best and worst of problems.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If what Convio is offering this Fall erases those problems, I can see really penetrate the nonprofit sector even faster than it already has. You see, dear readers, there’s a problem when one assumes that fundraising logic only exists between the screen and keyboard of a data entry person caging checks or when someone is looking at a LYBUNT list for their next mail merge.

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The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


In terms of consulting I this myspace is the solution for teen or preteen work-forces to get a jump start in the financial world. We all know how bad the economy is and this can solve a few problems but lets not forget that with every good thing comes 2 bad thing.

The Coming Wave of Web 2.0 Consultants and Vendors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


In terms of consulting I this myspace is the solution for teen or preteen work-forces to get a jump start in the financial world. We all know how bad the economy is and this can solve a few problems but lets not forget that with every good thing comes 2 bad thing.