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Founded
1926
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Large
Great Futures Start Here
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine has provided youth development programs for young people, especially those who need us most. Our Clubhouses are safe places to learn, have fun and develop skills and interests that last a lifetime.Whether it's academic help, learning to swim or a much needed healthy meal or snack, young people can go to their Clubhouse for the support they need to grow into great adults.
Founded
1997
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Large
Every child deserves the CAMP experience!
Through summer camps and year-round outdoor education, leadership and recreation programs, Camp Beech Cliff seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Our mission is to inspire personal growth, interpersonal connection, and a deep appreciation of the natural world.
Founded
1963
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Medium
To inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord provides afterschool programs, summer day camps and basketball leagues to 1300 youth in the greater Concord area. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We offer a safe place to belong, caring adult mentors and programs covering everything from academics and leadership development to physical fitness and healthy habits.
Founded
1993
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Medium
Enabling all young people to be great today and reach their full potential.
Founded in 1991, Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to be great today and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens tomorrow. We primarily service communities in New Hampshire's Souhegan Valley: Milford, Amherst, Hollis, Brookline, Mont Vernon, Peterborough, New Ipswich, Lyndeborough, and Wilton.
Founded
1926
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Giant
A place of hope for children and families since 1894
New England Kurn Hattin Homes was founded in 1894 by Reverend Charles Albert Dickinson, who believed that young children in need or orphans could be cared for in a nurturing rural setting rather than the urban childcare institution which existed at the time. Today our mission and commitment to provide services to children and families are as strong as they were when the initial seeds were planted. Kurn Hattin is a charitable home and school dedicated to helping children grow up to become happy, productive members of society. Our program is uniquely qualified to address the complex issues of family values and children in need and at risk. Some 105 boys and girls, ages five to fifteen, and staff members form the Kurn Hattin community.Mission Statement: Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families forever.
Founded
1943
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Medium
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington has been serving the children and youth of Chittenden County since 1942. The Club was started as a place for boys who needed constructive alternatives to hanging out on Burlington street corners. As the years progressed, the Club evolved its membership to include girls as well as boys from very diverse racial, economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Today, the Club reaches children and youth through its many programs and constant outreach activities from two locations in the Old North End of Burlington. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington is to inspire and enable community youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, responsible and caring citizens.
Founded
1949
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Large
Little moments. Big magic.
Established in 1949, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's (BBBSMB) mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. As one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation, BBBSMB currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Our service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area.
Founded
1933
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Giant
Invest in a child. Inspire a future.
Founded in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) works to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs. BGCB annually serves more than 14,000 young people, ages 6-18, in 10 Clubs, at Camp Harbor View, and through YouthConnect, our program in partnership with the Boston Police Department. The agency's core programs focus on education; technology; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; life skills and leadership development. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Founded
1945
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Medium
Great futures start here
The Boys & Girls Club of Fall River is a youth development agency. We have been serving youth in grades kindergarten through senior year of high school in the Greater Fall River Area for over 124 years. We offer a safe place for these children to learn, play and grow. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of our members by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and a power of influence. Our mission is to enable youth to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens. We believe that that every child in our community should have a safe place to learn and play, where caring adults supervise, guide and lead them to adulthood.
Founded
1946
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Small
Connecting children in need to adult mentors
At Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston (JBBBS), we help to connect children in need to adult mentors, and we introduce adults who have disabilities to new friends in their communities. In this way, and in the spirit of chazak v'nithazaik (strengthening one another), we seek to support and empower individuals and families to engage, to participate actively in the life of their communities, to live inspired and to inspire others that none may be lost to us. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston was founded in 1919.
Founded
1950
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Large
Enabling all young people of Greater Lawrence to reach their full potential
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is the premier youth development agency in northeastern Massachusetts. With an unprecedented seven national awards for program excellence and two National Youth of the Year, the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence has a proven track record of helping young people develop to their full potential and become productive and successful members of society. The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence have one common goal: to help as many children as possible break the cycle of poverty by giving them access to essential educational opportunities and directing them to recreational and character development programs.
Founded
1954
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Small
Great Futures Start Here
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is "to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through dedicated staff and innovative programs, provided in a safe environment." With a focus on three core areas of youth development, the Club provides educational, social, recreational and cultural programming for youth ages 7-18.
Founded
1935
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Large
A place for belonging . . .for more than 100 years
The West End House Boys & Girls Clubs of Allston-Brighton works to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The West End House Boys and Girls Club offers life shaping opportunities to immigrant and urban children and teens. Through caring relationships with trusted adults, as well as experiences and instruction in Education & Technology; Sports, Fitness & Nutrition; Leadership & Life Skills and Visual & Performing Arts, our members receive the guidance and support needed to grow into strong, healthy, self-sufficient adults.
Founded
1926
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Medium
Be Great
Founded in 1893, the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester works to help youth, especially those who need us most, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders, through caring professional staff who forge relationships with our youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life. We not only change lives, we save lives. We provide informal education and recreation facilities to youth in the Worcester area.
Founded
1943
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Large
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Girls Inc. of Worcester inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through The Girls Inc. Experience, which equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults.Girls Inc. of Worcester began changing the lives of girls and young women 100 years ago in 1916. The Worcester Girls Club was formed by a small and dedicated group of community members with a purpose to give ethical, educational and social advantages to girls of lower incomes families.As we proudly celebrate a century of growth and services in 2016, we continue to meet the ever-changing needs of girls. We reach more than 1,400 girls each year on site at our Providence Street facility and Camp Kinneywood lakefront summer camp, in the schools and on college campuses, and through our community partners.
Founded
1966
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Small
A positive place for kids!
Founded in 2000, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.
Founded
1972
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Large
Life-changing services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 14 to 24 since 1970
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is Boston's premier organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency. Bridge began in 1970 with a small but energetic group of staff and volunteers, who offered free and confidential services to homeless young people on the streets of Boston. Of the young people who seek help at Bridge, 100 percent live at the poverty level. Bridge offers a safe and supportive environment in which these troubled youth can find out who they are and where they want to be. Then we help them get there.
Founded
1982
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Small
Youth development for community change
Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Through our Pathways to Success model we pioneer new and innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today, supporting positive youth development from age 10-21, creating a community that supports young people, and training all youth to advocate for themselves and their communities.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Where community is family.
Bird Street Community Center (legally incorporated as "Upham's Corner Community Center, Inc.") works provide low income high-risk youth with all of the critical programs and services that allow inner city children and youth to rise above poverty, to become the first in their families to graduate from college, to lead the community as a place of peace and prosperity, and to thrive as the adults of tomorrow. Bird Street provides these programs and services in an environment that is youth-friendly, safe, and supportive of the potential that is possible when families schools, and agencies work together to nurture the young.
Founded
1983
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Tiny
Empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business
Founded in 2004, More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society.
Founded
1992
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Tiny
Empowering youth & adults as agents of positive change
The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change. Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change. At TE's youth organizing sites, youth and adult staff bring authentic youth voice into the dialogue about improving their communities, mobilize the energy of urban youth to create meaningful change, and facilitate mutually respectful relationships between youth and adults.
Founded
1991
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Small
Equipping you for juvenile justice ministries
Straight Ahead Ministries train and equip Christians to lead Bible Study discussion groups, facilitate recovery discussion groups, and mentor youth who are locked up in juvenile facilities, as well as provide effective aftercare models to help youth transition successfully back into the community. Our strength-based resources, curriculums, training modules, and direct ministry models help youthful offenders become all that God intended them to be. We welcome you to partner with us in what God is doing in the lives of juvenile offenders.
Founded
1995
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Small
Youth. Food. Social equality.
Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we work with over 140 teens and thousands of volunteers to farm on 31 acres in rural Lincoln, MA, nine acres in Beverly and Ipswich, 2 1/2 acres in Boston and one acre in Lynn. We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually responsible roles, with deeply meaningful work. Our mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.
Founded
1996
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Small
The power of peacemakers
Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.
Founded
1947
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Large
A positive place for kids.
Since 1945, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has been helping kids succeed. The Club is a caring, creative resource. We offer kids challenge balanced with encouragement and praise…room for growth grounded in a sense of security and connections…and opportunities for individual expression reinforced with validation and support. The Club is a place where young people come to learn, do homework, develop social skills, express themselves creatively, and participate in sports. As young people experience the totality of the Club, a safe place, ongoing relationships with caring adults and life enhancing programs the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club becomes a place of hope and opportunity and truly a positive place for kids.
Founded
1943
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Large
Great Futures Start Here.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket is to inspire and enable the young people of Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens. The range of Club programs, activities and services include educational support, tutoring, mentoring, career counseling, computer training, fine arts, athletics, before-school and after-school childcare, and meals. The Club serves thousands of children and their families each year. The Club is Pawtucket's second most active child development agency, following only the city's school system.
Founded
1958
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Medium
Great Futures Start Here.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more than 50 years, we have provided quality programs to children and youth in our community. We provide critical services, including mentoring, academic programming, athletic activities and warm meals, to more than 1,700 members, aged 5-18, annually.
Founded
1945
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Giant
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greenwich works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are committed to promoting high-quality educational programs, building a sense of character and citizenship, maintaining diversity, and offering kids a safe, nurturing, and affordable environment.
Founded
1954
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Medium
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is a dedicated youth facility that is open daily, is managed by a professional staff, and available and affordable to all youth. We have provided after school activities and youth development services to the youth of Stamford, Connecticut since 1927. This defines our essence. An increasing number of school age children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Boys and girls in our community are often left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. These young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Club offers this and more. We serve more than 1,000 children, ages 6-18, offering programs and services that promote and enhance their development.
Founded
1937
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Large
Great futures start here
The Wakeman Boys and Girls Club was founded on Christmas Day in 1913 with the mission to guide and inspire young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Wakeman Boys and Girls Club operates three clubhouses: Southport, Stratfield and Smillow-Burroughs and continues to help young people grow up to BE GREAT!
Founded
1969
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Tiny
Start Something
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth facing adversity, primarily through professionally supported relationships with caring adult volunteers. We strive to assist children to achieve their highest potential by providing committed volunteers, local leadership and advocacy.
Founded
1944
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Tiny
Building Lifetime Achievers
Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (Carve) today is the largest provider of free after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk, CT. Carver's free after-school Youth Development Program began its expansion into Norwalk Public Schools in 2008, and is now conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk's four middle and two high schools. Carver also offers college scholarship funds and multiple summer programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, a parent leadership academy, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.
Founded
1982
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Small
Helping urban youth, ages 14-24, become economically independent adults
Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping 14-24 year old urban youth become economically independent adults. OPP's unique model is centered on the personal and consistent relationship developed between each youth and a caring, committed adult staff member. That relationship helps youth overcome barriers, access support services in fields of best practice in Youth Development, Workforce Readiness and Academics. We work with youth to achieve the goals of high school graduation, a college degree and/or vocational certification and rewarding post-education employment. In 2016, we supported 1,610 youth determine and achieve their long-term goals.
Founded
1981
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Large
Free, round-the-clock help for children, teens and parents
The agency's mission is to protect infants, children and teens from abuse and family crisis. To this end, Kids in Crisis provides free, round-the-clock crisis intervention, counseling, and emergency shelter, prevention programs in local communities, and advocacy throughout Connecticut. Since inception, Kids in Crisis has provided critical social services to over 130,000 children and their families. The goals of Kids in Crisis are:1.To ensure that children/youth referred to Kids in Crisis receive immediate intervention and outreach counseling, shelter & aftercare services most appropriate to their needs;2.To maintain a strong community presence by providing prevention & outreach services that give children, youth, and the adults with whom they interact the information and skills needed to reduce the likelihood of abuse and to identify problems before they are in crisis; and3.To take a leadership role in identifying and advocating for the needs of children & youth at risk in CT.
Founded
1998
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Small
Inspiring young people across the state through the game of golf!
Founded in 1997, The First Tee of Connecticut's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Golf Foundation which was created to expose golf to underprivileged youth who might not normally have access to the game. Each year, The First Tee of Connecticut reaches thousands of youth through a variety of ways including In-School and National School Programs, Group Lessons, Squads, On-Course Team Programs and Summer Camps.
Founded
1934
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Large
Be great.
As the birth place of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement in 1860, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (BGCH) has been at the forefront of youth development for well over 150 years, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. We actively seek to enrich the lives of girls and boys who need us most. BGCH is dedicated to ensuring that our community's youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and positively shape their futures. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Founded
1986
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Large
The positive place for kids
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, established in 1947, inspires and enables all young people to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and community leaders of tomorrow. Our Club offers a lineup of evidence based, nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues to help teach young people the skills they need to succeed in life. The Club currently serves more than 2,000 youngsters, with more than 200 kids coming to the Club daily.
Founded
1993
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Medium
The positive place for kids
Founded in 1959, the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay - East Norwich serves kindergarten through twelfth graders, through programs and activities, which stress character development. The Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of recreational, cultural, social and sports-oriented experiences for members. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Founded
2002
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Small
Row New York: Where we pull together to push ahead.
Through the discipline of rowing and rigorous academic support, Row New York transforms the lives of New Yorkers, regardless of background or ability. Row New York began in 2002 with the simple idea that competitive rowing paired with rigorous academic support for underserved youth could change the trajectory of their teen years and beyond. We have since taught thousands of young people the sport of rowing, and through it the values of tenacity, focus, teamwork, and confidence. Nearly 100% of our graduates go on to higher learning, most on scholarship. And virtually all our student-athletes report an improved lifestyle and newfound pride and purpose.
Founded
1986
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Giant
Turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures
The Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America raises funds for the development of a comprehensive education program for disadvantaged boys, mainly at the large campus in Israel. Founded in 1949 in response to the Holocaust, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education for Israeli children, regardless of race, class or socio-economic background, Boys Town Jerusalem is a residential school located within Israel's pre-1967 borders. It encompasses grades 7-12 and a two year College of Applied Engineering. The curriculum, which is monitored and approved by Israel's Ministry of Education, combines the timeless values of the Jewish heritage and advanced technology, while inspiring students to serve the State of Israel, as both soldiers and responsible citizens.
Founded
1923
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Giant
The positive place for kids
Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has been in the business of promoting juvenile development and preventing juvenile delinquency among the youth of New York City. In pursuit of this mission, Kips Bay is organized to help young people recognize and achieve their potential for growth and development and to attain the skills necessary for living in a complex urban environment. We offer an extensive variety of after school and summer programs and services for young people ages 6-18.
Founded
1958
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Small
Light the fire within.
Every Camp Fire program is built with Thrive{ology}: the science of helping youth thrive. It's a proven, research-based methodology to help youth find their sparks and discover who they are. Our trained, adult champions give youth the tools they need to become leaders in their community, school, or their peer group today.Founded in 1910, Camp Fire annually reaches more than 120,000 youth aged 5-17. Councils deliver curriculum-based programs at 1,500 program sites in 26 states and Washington D.C., in highly diverse delivery settings through Camp & Environmental Education, School Year Programs, and Teen Service & Leadership.Despite a 64-year head start as a female-only organization, Camp Fire nearly matches the overall population by gender, with 46% male participants and 54% female participants. Transgender program participants comprise 0.01% of youth served, compared to 0.3% of the overall adult population nationally. At Camp Fire, everyone is welcome.
Founded
1942
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Large
Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Leaders
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York, a separate 501(c)(3) organization chartered by the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), offers research-based, age-appropriate educational programs that focus on the positive development of over 29,000 girls annually in the five boroughs of New York City. The organization is guided by a powerful mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York seeks to develop in each girl a deepening self awareness, a strong value system, an ability to relate to others and a commitment to society. Girl Scouting fulfills this purpose through the organization of troop and/or group activities, the operation and maintenance of year round camping experiences, and the development of more than 8,100 adult volunteers.
Founded
1919
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Giant
Where girls grow strong
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Today there are 3.3 million Girl Scouts - 2.4 million girl members and 928,000 adult members. Girls at home and abroad participate in more than 236,000 troops and groups in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 300 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.
Founded
1938
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Giant
Responding to the complex needs of abused children
The mission of The NYSPCC is to respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal. The vision of The NYSPCC is for all children to be safe from abuse and neglect. The NYSPCC intends to accomplish this by establishing best practice primary, secondary, and tertiary child abuse and neglect prevention programs that serve the most complex and challenging cases.
Founded
1933
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Giant
Serving children since 1877
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend Fresh Air Fund camps. In addition to the Friendly Town Program, each summer, 3,000 children enjoy themselves at one of the five Fresh Air camps in upstate New York. We also offer a career awareness program which focuses on expanding the education and career options of New York City adolescents.
Founded
1937
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Small
Building values for life
Founded in 1887, Trail Blazers is an award-winning youth development organization that has touched the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey. Through outdoor experiential education adventure programming, we strive to facilitate the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship. In our core program, the Summer Outdoor Experiential Experience, a 2 or 4 week summer adventure, children participate in an elaborate environmental adventure program that includes activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing and climbing. The program culminates with an expedition on the Appalachian Trail or the Delaware River
Founded
1952
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Small
We are on a mission to give at-risk girls and boys a chance in life.
Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy was founded on the outskirts of Rome to provide, in our founder's words, "a chance in life" to vulnerable and orphaned children. These desperately poor children lived on the streets free of any kind of supervision and recoiled at adults telling them what to do. This independent nature inspired a visionary approach to youth development: give the children the responsibility of running their own Town. In 2016, our organization assumed the new name of "A Chance In Life" to honor the vision of our founder, Msgr. John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, and to reflect the international scope of our work. A Chance In Life continues to support the Towns of Italy in Rome and Civitavecchia, and also works to create emerging Boys' & Girls' Towns throughout the world. Currently, there are Boys' and Girls' Towns in Italy, Ethiopia, and India.
Founded
1948
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Giant
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Girls Inc. provides more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face, particularly girls from low income communities. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy, drug. and violence prevention, media literacy, adolescent health and sports participation.
Founded
1973
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Giant
Opening doors for homeless youth
Incorporated in 1972, Covenant House has been leading the effort to help homeless kids. And today, we are the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House is more than just a homeless shelter, we are also a leading advocate on behalf of street youth at local, state, national, and international levels of government. Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center Programs cared for over 70,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 20 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.
Founded
1980
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Large
Where girls grow strong
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) was formed in October of 2007 as a result of merging five area Girl Scout councils in the mid and lower Hudson River Valley of New York State. Since the early days of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts has been providing girls with extraordinary programming throughout the region. Currently, we serve over 32,000 girls in grades K through 12 and 15,000 adult volunteers. In Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson's geographic area, there are over 3,400 troops and groups providing Girl Scout program activities on a regular basis. GSHH maintains nine Girl Scouts houses, four regional offices, a central administrative office and six camp properties. GSHH is committed to providing Girl Scouting to as many girls as possible in our jurisdiction all year 'round. GSHH is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York.
Founded
1982
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Tiny
Changing lives, creating futures
Covenant House New York, is the nation's largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Our doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need. Each year nearly 7,000 youth seek out our Crisis and Community Centers for safety, shelter, food and someone to talk to -- and that's just the beginning! Our services will address the immediate needs of young people in crisis, and facilitate their transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Begun over 30 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, Covenant House now has programs in 21 U.S. cities and Latin America. More than 77,000 young people are aided annually by Covenant House in its national and international programs.
Founded
1982
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Small
Empowerment, education & advocacy for LGBTQ youth
The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin's staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
Founded
1983
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Medium
A new kind of performance
Founded in 1981, the All Stars Project (ASP) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting human development through the use of an innovative performance and development based model. The ASP creates outside of school, educational and performing arts activities for thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities. Our programs include the All Stars Talent Show Network, the Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth, and the Castillo Theatre.
Founded
1983
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Tiny
"Off the Streets and On To Life"
Founded in 1982, ELEM/Youth in Distress in Israel is the country's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to treating and transforming the lives of troubled youth. ELEM's 280 professionals and more than 1,700 volunteers don't wait for referrals to treat these youth, but seek them out on their turf -- on the streets, in schools, on the Internet and at bars and nightclubs. The 25,000 young people we serve annually and the additional 100,000 youth who reach out to ELEM online each year face tremendous challenges, such as: domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, bullying, homelessness and prostitution. ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs including Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBTQ community. Many live on the streets and most of them will not seek help from traditional social service groups. Our 78 programs in 43 cities provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for Israeli youth to envision a positive future for themselves and become productive members of Israeli society.
Founded
1985
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Small
Providing an alternative to incarceration for youths
Avenues for Justice, formerly, the Andrew Glover Youth Program, provides an alternative to incarceration that works. The idea is simple. Instead of sending kids to jail, the court sends them to us. We work to intervene and reclaim young people from lives of crime; we provide an overloaded court system with a reliable alternative to incarceration for youths; and we make the Lower East Side and East Harlem safer for everyone. Avenues for Justice works directly with young people to help them understand, accept responsibility for, gain control of and direct their own lives in a positive, law abiding manner. Our two programs serve at-risk youth and youthful offenders where they need help the most: the streets where they live and the courts in which their futures are determined.
Founded
1991
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Large
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God's children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. We believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education … and most importantly, to be loved. Now serving over 1,800 youth a year, CHC has served over 186,000 homeless youth since we've opened our doors. CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence.
Founded
1987
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Large
Emphasizing the importance of education, determination, and hard work
Peter Westbrook Foundation students are challenged physically and mentally. Each session involves rigorous conditioning, one-on-one instruction with Olympic-caliber coaches and activities designed to improve concentration and mental sharpness. PWF students not only learn how to be good winners and losers, but also how their actions directly influence the results they achieve. Through a combination of expertly-planned training regiments and thoughtful tournament scheduling, we've achieved unprecedented success, including Olympic, world championship and national medalists.
Founded
1987
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Giant
Providing support and assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth
Since opening our doors in 1988, Covenant House Alaska (CHA) has served thousands of homeless and runaway youth in Alaska. Through the years, we have expanded our services and adapted our programs to meet the changing needs of the community. However, our mission to serve the suffering children of the streets has remained the same. At CHA, our sole purpose is to be available to help youth in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Through our three main programs, we meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.
Founded
1993
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Giant
Bringing together kids with theater professionals to create original theater.
The 52nd Street Project (The Project) is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often by, kids between the ages of nine and eighteen that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The Project does this through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists. The Project was founded in 1981 by actor/playwright Willie Reale in response to a deepening need to improve the quality of life for the kids of Hell's Kitchen. The Project is about making children proud of themselves. The Project is not about teaching children to act, although they will learn to. It is not about teaching them to write plays, although they will learn that as well. What it is about is giving a kid an experience of success.
Founded
1989
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Medium
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House Washington (CHW) was established in May 1995 to address widespread problems of homelessness and poverty among teenagers and young adults. With an open intake philosophy, CHW readily embraces those youth who take the first step to change their lives. No youth in crisis is ever turned away. Our services are free and we have made conscientious efforts to assure that our services for youth are coordinated and meet high standards of quality. CHW partners with community members to identify and address complex and multi-faceted problems that affect the health and well being of children and youth. Our community focus compels us to stay close to those in greatest need.
Founded
1989
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Large
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) was founded and incorporated in 1989. CHNJ is the largest provider in the state of services to homeless and at-risk adolescents under the age of 22. In addition to food, shelter, clothing, and crisis care, CHNJ provides health care, educational and vocational services, counseling, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare. Last year, we served over 2,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 110 homeless adolescents and 19 babies in North and South Jersey a safe and caring place to sleep. Our Crisis Centers provide our kids with a safe haven to live while they stabilize their crises and work on a plan to transition to a stable living environment where they can continue to progress in their life goals.
Founded
1990
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Tiny
Rebuilding young lives
Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts. Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.
Founded
1995
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Large
Because apathy sucks.
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired... and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn't require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.
Founded
1994
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Small
Developing Youth. Impacting Community.
FYI empowers immigrant, first generation, and bicultural youth from distressed communities by providing the tools needed to achieve lifelong success. We do this by building:- Emotional Health- Cultural and Community Integration- Educational Support, Skill Building, Language Learning- Community Service ProgramsWe provide free afterschool and summer programs to 450 Latino youth, ages 5 to 18, in the northern Manhattan community of Washington Heights.Our vision is that all young people develop their potential; become meaningful contributors in their communities; and lead fulfilled, productive lives.
Founded
1996
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Tiny
Support services to youth
Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness. Bro/Sis provides four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training and employment, college preparation, community organizing training, and international study programs to Africa and Latin America.
Founded
1997
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Small
From paint can to college
Founded in 1996, Publicolor combats the under-education and lack of job preparedness that fuel poverty by empowering students to reach their full potential in college and career. Publicolor engages high-risk students, ages 12-21, in their education through a continuum of design-based programs and academic support that counter the dropout rate. Our students are being prepared to become engaged citizens and taxpayers, less likely to draw on public money for welfare and healthcare, and less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. We teach the process of commercial painting to create a new community of students who work together to improve their learning environments. Our programs provide them access to tutoring, life skills and career exposure workshops, college counseling, SAT prep, credit-bearing science-based sustainability curriculum, and strong work habits.
Founded
1998
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Tiny
Belong. Grow. Thrive.
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth development organization for K-12 students in need of support in New York City. Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally. While South Asian-focused, SAYA is secular, inclusive and committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to opportunities. Our holistic and comprehensive program model consists of academic support, college preparation, leadership and identity development, career exploration, sports activities and arts enrichment. SAYA provides an accessible, safe and culturally affirming space for youth and offers mentorship beyond the classroom so they confidently grow into engaged community members ready for college, career and personal success. Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $3.88 million organization currently running programs at nine NYC public schools in Queens and Brooklyn, and at our community center.
Founded
1998
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Small
Empowering Children to Make Positive Life Choices
The Fiver Children's Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.Program Overview: Program participants, known as "Fivers," progress through ten years of developmentally appropriate program stages. They are referred to Fiver at age eight and remain involved until they graduate from high school. Fiver takes a holistic approach to youth development by serving all of the children within a family as well as providing educational programs for parents. Fiver programs are developmentally appropriate, experiential, inquiry-based, and free of charge.
Founded
1999
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Giant
Play. Learn. Grow.
Harlem RBI's mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
Founded
1999
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Tiny
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold
Girls Inc. of New York City is an independent affiliate of Girls Incorporated , a national youth development organizations. Our mission is to advocate for and improve the lives of underserved girls aged 6-18 in the five boroughs. We pursue this mission by providing gender-based educational programs in the areas of math; science; health and safety; financial literacy; and multicultural appreciation. We provide programs directly or in partnership with other organizations. Our remarkable programs inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold women living successful, productive lives.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Connecting urban youth to careers.
Founded in 1999, Futures and Options fills a critical need, providing our low-income, minority youth with the training and access they need to compete for jobs. By partnering with New York's business community, Futures and Options opens doors for underserved youth to build meaningful professional careers. We also provide businesses with a trained, educated, and diverse young workforce. Futures and Options offers three key programs: Career Essentials, The Internship Program and The College Guidance Initiative. Futures and Options' mission is to empower New York City's underserved youth to explore careers and to guide them to further their education.
Founded
1999
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Giant
Great Futures Start Here
Formed in 1906, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,100 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. The mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, by providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Founded
1944
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Giant
A better future starts at our door - Since 1876
Rooted in tradition and history of community service, outreach and philanthropy to some of New York City's most socially and economically troubled neighborhoods, The Boys' Club of New York strives to sustain an environment that nurtures individual talent, strengthens families and promotes strong citizenship while fostering a passion for learning. Established in 1876, The Boys' Club of New York encourages participants to seek the highest standards of scholarship, moral development and physical achievement. Working closely with our membership and their families, our professional staff encourages the emotional, social, physical, educational and vocational growth of the agency's entire membership and extended family.
Founded
1943
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Giant
Saving and Enhancing the Lives of New York City Kids Since 1884.
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club: Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City's most disadvantaged communities. Programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at seven sites throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx as well as at Camp Madison in Kingston, New York.
Founded
1934
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Giant
The power to change lives
As the nation's oldest and NYC's largest mentoring agency, BBBS of NYC is acclaimed for our high standards and effective delivery of life changing programs. Since 1904, we have provided safe and impactful mentoring experiences to the youth who need them most. We continually evaluate and improve our services to best support our mission to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all. It is through this multi-level engagement that our programs have powerful community impact.
Founded
1950
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Large
Building Relationships. Inspiring Success.
Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.With 90 years of experience, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth. At the heart of the Ramapo approach is our ability to equip educators, caregivers, and youth with the skills they need to build trusting relationships, serve as effective role models, handle challenging behaviors constructively, and improve continuously through reflective practice.
Founded
1962
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Small
Supporting the Diskin Orphan Home
The Diskin Orphan Home of Israel distributes grants to the Diskin Orphan Home for the maintenance of kitchen, educational staff and building costs; to orphans and their families; and to institutions that assist the children of the Diskin Orphan Home.
Founded
1963
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Medium
Supporting Israel's national home for girls
The General Israel Orphans Home for Girls, USA provides grants to the General Israel Orphan Home (GIOH) in Jerusalem, Israel for maintenance of kitchen and educational staff and operations of the building as well as assistance to indigent former residents of the orphan home. GIOH programs include providing a real family home for several hundred orphan girls; a day-care center for children ages 3-6; a complete education including academic, vocational and art courses from elementary through high school; programs for immigrant children; and extended day care facilities.
Founded
1953
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Tiny
Assists the organization counterpart in Israel
P'eylim Lev L'Achim assists the organizations counterpart in Israel by providing support for their network of outreach services. The network includes outreach centers, social services, counseling and big brother/sister programs. The organization also provides support to educational institutions in America.
Founded
1963
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Large
Educating children to be their best
Boys & Girls Harbor, New York is a multi-service, educational youth agency serving the East and Central Harlem communities of New York City. We serve nearly 3,500 underprivileged children and their families. Our comprehensive services offer children access to the quality educational training so desperately needed in these at-risk communities. Our diverse services include a pre-school program; a structured academic and visual/performing arts after-school program; behavioral health services including substance abuse prevention and a teen pregnancy prevention program; a charter school; rigorous academic training; and a world renowned performing arts conservatory.
Founded
1938
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Small
Great Futures Start Here
Since 1892, Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse has provided our community's youth with ongoing, caring relationships with adult professionals. We are a youth development agency and our goal is to inspire and enable all young people in the Syracuse area, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Founded
1942
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Medium
where children's spirits soar
Cradle Beach serves the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide a healthy environment and organized activities to promote socialization, self-worth, and decision making, in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Cradle Beach serves approximately 800 children with special needs and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds between the ages of 8 and 16 in our summer camping program.
Founded
2003
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Medium
We enrich the lives of children when they're not in school
The Andy Roddick Foundation, takes the time children spend outside the classroom and turn it into real opportunities. Over and over again, we engage children in high quality learning and enriching experiences after school and during the summer — the months and times of day when children who feel left out and forgotten need us the most. Too many children in Central Texas do not have access to high-quality learning and enrichment that will keep their hard-earned academic skills sharp. Through high-quality afterschool activities developed in cooperation with the Austin Independent School District, as well as an acclaimed six-week summer program, investing in innovative summer activities, and other joint initiatives with key groups throughout the city, we are creating new chances for all kids to grow in literacy, STEM, art, and sports — all during months and times of day when statistics show they're typically most at risk and falling behind.
Founded
2005
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Giant
Empower young people to reach their maximum potential
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in college access for underserved youth. Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached millions of young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. What began as simply a dream to provide young people with opportunities and the tools needed to achieve a bright future has grown into a global organization that has served young people around the world.
Founded
2004
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Giant
...because every child deserves a safe and loving home.
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) was established in 1992 to provide services to abused and neglected children in South Florida. Our mission is to care for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and to work in partnership with families and the entire child welfare community. JAFCO currently provides an entire continuum of programs and services for at-risk children and their families including: Children's Emergency Shelter, Group Home Program, Foster Care and Adoption, Family Preservation Program, Multi Systemic Therapy In-Home Program, Senior Caregiver Program, Independent Living Program, Forever Friends Mentoring Program, Special Needs Program.
Founded
2005
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Small
Bridging hope & opportunity
The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency. The Drake House envisions a community where school buses do not stop at weekly rental motels – where every family has the opportunity to recover quickly and with dignity from their homeless situation. Our program allows the children to remain stable in their current public school though the federal McKinny-Vento Act.
Founded
2005
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Medium
Closing the opportunity gap
Founded in 2005, Boston After School & Beyond is a public-private partnership that seeks to ensure that every child in Boston has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential. Boston Beyond's role is to expand learning and skill development opportunities for students. Boston Beyond mobilizes partnerships among program providers, philanthropy, business and higher education, and the City of Boston, especially the Boston Public Schools. Boston Beyond advances student learning by leveraging the strengths of program providers, both large and small, through a coordinated approach to school and community partnerships. This coordinated approach is at the core of every Boston Beyond initiative.
Founded
2005
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Tiny
A better Los Angeles
A Better LA, founded in 2004 by NFL coach Pete Carroll, is a nonprofit organization that supports community based solutions to restore peace, save lives, and link individuals in the inner city to resources they need in order to thrive. A Better LA works with trusted partners to bridge racial divides, create safer environments for children and families, and empower individuals to create better futures for themselves. By partnering with community-based organizations, A Better LA enables sustainable transformation to take root from within, offering people reason to hope for a better tomorrow.
Founded
2005
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Medium
Engaging underserved Chicago youth
Using squash, academics, mentoring and life skills development, MetroSquash supports students in finding and graduating from their best-fit post-secondary pursuit. This starts as early as 5th grade and can span a student's entire adolescence. Our pathway approach fosters a strong community of support and relationships that blossom over a period of years and so far has yielded a 100% college acceptance rate among our students. Students in 5th through 12th grade learn the fast-paced game of squash, improve their academic performance, perform community service and participate in the MetroSquash mentor program.
Founded
2006
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Tiny
Empowering youth to overcome systemic inequality.
RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. RHI has three programs that we have strategically designed to support young people through their middle school, high school, and young adult years. Our fourth program focuses on building a healthy and sustainable Red Hook community. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.
Founded
2008
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Small
Dreams play here
The mission of World Sport Chicago is to support community leadership toward equitable access to play and sport in Chicago. World Sport Chicago accomplishes this through our core principles, which guide our work. Our organization strives to mobilize leaders from within the communities we serve, act on the long-view, creating long term, systemic change, create programs with child-like wonder, using any and every resource available, and serve with authenticity, developing real and vibrant connections with the communities of Chicago.
Founded
1938
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Medium
Great Futures Start Here.
The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County provides young people, ages five to 18, in Trenton and surrounding communities with safe havens, academic enrichment, and recreational activities through after-school, weekend, and summer programs. More than 2,300 youths in the Greater Mercer County area attend programs at our Clubhouse at 212 Centre Street and at seven public elementary schools in the city of Trenton. Teens from five area high schools enroll in Job Ready programs, complete paid internships, and prepare for post-graduate careers. More than 500 children and teens attend our summer camps.
Founded
1951
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Tiny
Providing life enhancing programs and character development experiences
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County serves children that come from some of the most difficult circumstances in the County. Currently, we have two facilities, the Red Bank Unit in Red Bank, NJ and the Asbury Park Unit in Asbury Park, NJ. As of 2014, we serve more than 1,800 kids and teens in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County's youth enjoy a variety of activities ranging from swimming in the Club's pool to exploring the world of computers.
Founded
1965
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Giant
The nation's foremost youth program
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), incorporated on February 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Serving more than 4.6 million youth ages 7-20, the BSA is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is comprises of 1.2 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation's leading youth-service organization.
Founded
1996
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Tiny
Preventing juvenile crime and violence
The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League (National PAL) works to prevent juvenile crime and violence, utilizing a recreation-oriented crime prevention program that relies upon athletic and education programs for youth. As a membership organization, National PAL provides Chapters with resources and opportunities to grow their own programs and enhance the quality of individual programming. In addition, National PAL provides Chapter members opportunities to bring their young athletes together to compete in a championship environment in several sports. Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Program offers programs in sports and activities at all levels. These programs are designed to build character, prevent juvenile delinquency, develop self-esteem, and serve as a crime prevention effort.
Founded
2001
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Giant
Rebuilding our communities and our lives
Since our founding in 1990, YouthBuild USA has guided the development of the national YouthBuild network of more than 226 local programs that act in collaboration to improve their outcomes and impact. The mission of YouthBuild USA is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income youth to rebuild their communities and their lives. YouthBuild USA seeks to join with others to help build a movement toward a more just society in which respect, love, responsibility, and cooperation are the dominant unifying values, and sufficient opportunities are available for all people in all communities to fulfill their own potential and contribute to the well-being of others.
Founded
1991
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Giant
Supporting Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village for disadvantaged youth in Israel
Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) supports the programs and activities of Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives in Israel. Yemin Orde is home to more than 500 immigrant, disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth from 20 countries around the world. Located just south of Haifa in the Carmel Mountains, Yemin Orde is both a home and school environment. Programs and activities supported by FYO not only benefit the children of Yemin Orde but also graduates dispersed throughout Israel, and many disenfranchised groups for whom Yemin Orde provides outreach programming.Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives extends the Yemin Orde philosophy and proven methodologies to other educational entities in Israel. Through this program, we are "educating educators" to implement the Village Way in educational communities around Israel. This comprehensive methodology is reenergizing veteran educators and providing younger educators with novel ideas and a consistent methodology.
Founded
1993
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Small
Expanding quality mentoring for youth across Massachusetts.
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. Founded in 1992, MMP currently serves more than 200 mentoring programs statewide supporting 30,000 youth in mentoring relationships. We provide services including training and technical assistance, networking and professional development, mentor recruitment campaigns, advocacy, resource development & recognition, and mentor-mentee match activities.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Our mentoring works
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties is to help "at-risk" children reach their potential through professionally supoprted, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable outcomes and proven results. Our vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
Founded
1948
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Medium
Make it Big
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: - Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships - Avoidance of risky behaviors - Educational success The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Founded
1948
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Medium
Start Something
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Founded
1949
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Large
Cops Helping Kids.
We aspire to be the premier youth serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. We do this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer sports and other educational and cultural programs to youth in centers in some of the city's highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety programs and other events to attract, engage, and, develop more than 15,000 of Philadelphia's youth.
Founded
1954
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Large
Helping young people reach their potential
The mission of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education is to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming.
Founded
1942
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Medium
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity for more than 13,000 Philadelphia youth each year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia has served our city's youth since 1887. Our Germantown, Wissahickon, and Nicetown units are three of the original Clubs that were part of the founding of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America more than 100 years ago.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Home for Children
Founded in 1997, the mission of Amigos de Jesus is to be Friends of Jesus and, therefore, to imitate the behavior and attitude of Jesus Christ for the children of Amigos de Jesús. We accept abandoned, abused and impoverished children with the hope of respecting and enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth within their country of origin. We aspire toward self-sustainability for both the orphanage and the children who graduate. We believe we are also disciples of these children and will be humbly transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ in the children.
Founded
1969
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Small
Creating impact since 1969!
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential - and, far too often, the very lives - of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County. BUILD's programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.
Founded
1969
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Tiny
Tennis and Education for Life
Founded in 1961, Sportsmen's Tennis and Enrichment Center builds leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults. Sportsmen's is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston's Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.
Founded
1970
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Small
We are here to start something
Founded in 1969, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Founded
1970
Size
Small
Little moments. Big magic.
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters helps boys and girls, most of whom are considered at risk and live in single-parent homes, achieve their full potential through long-term personal relationships with carefully screened and caring volunteers. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are, foremost, friends to children: They share everyday activities, expand horizons, and experience the joy in even the simplest events. Within those little moments lies the big magic that a Big Brother or Big Sister brings to the life of a young person. National research has shown that the shared experiences between Bigs and Littles have a direct and lasting impact on children's lives. A Big can help a child discover a world of possibilities and opportunities simply by being a genuine friend.
Founded
1970
Size
Small
Mentors for Life
Timber Bay works to create new attitudes and behavior in alienated youth through a growing faith in Christ, supportive staff counseling and healthy relationships. Timber Bay seeks out the unseen kids among us who struggle the most. Our staff of professional youth workers develop long-term relationships with the youth we serve through a dynamic camping and community approach. Timber Bay staff and volunteers build long-term relationships with youth through retreats, mentoring, activities, and unconditional love.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
The positive place for kids
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone - they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. More than 1,800 youth participate in club activities each day.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
The Positive Place For Kids!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming are safe places to learn and grow and have fun. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. We offer that and more. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of our youth by influencing them with our amazing staff and instilling within them a sense of competence, usefulness and belonging.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
Where the heart is
Southeastern Children's Home and Counseling Center is a Christian-based organization that provides care to needy children and families through group home care, foster care, adoption, maternity care, and counseling. Southeastern Children's Home and Counseling Center aspires to become the model Christian-based organization for strengthening children and families in the Carolinas.
Founded
1970
Size
Medium
A safe place to learn and grow
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, established in 1970, inspires and enables all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Where boys come together as brothers and leave as changed young men
Tara Hall was founded in 1969. Tara Hall, which accepts neglected, troubled and abused boys, is an effective Christ centered long-term residential school that develops moral, social, educational and life skills, thus building responsible contributing adults, while providing services to their families. Founded in 1969, Tara Hall is more than just a residential home for boys; Tara Hall is a refuge. It is a place of restoration and recovery and a home of hope for young men who have come tragically close to losing all hope.
Founded
1975
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Large
Providing fun enriching programming in a safe and positive environment
They Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has been offering quality programs to youth grades K-12 in Corvallis and the surrounding area since 1971. We serve over 1,800 members ages 5-18, and provide outreach services to 10,000 youth across Benton County. We provide 600 free meals daily and, at our Johnson Dental Clinic, we offer oral health care to uninsured children in our community. The vision of the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis is to be the youth organization families and youth choose for its friendly, inclusive, and fun environment, that helps school-age youth reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.
Founded
1982
Size
Small
Helping children achieve success in life.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Colorado works to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. In 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado supported approximately 1,900 mentoring relationships in the Denver and Pikes Peak.
Founded
1972
Size
Small
Inspiring and enabling all young people to reach their full potential
The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club inspires and enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our programs are specifically designed to be developmentally appropriate for our members. The Boys & Girls Club runs over 50 programs for youth ages 6-18 at two full service locations: North Penn and Indian Valley and a satellite site in the Ambler Area.
Founded
1972
Size
Large
A loving place for children to call home
Established in 1954, Christ's Haven for Children (CHFC) provides a warm, loving, Christian environment in which children in need of basic care can grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually to become productive citizens in society. The Christ's Haven for Children campus is located on 156 beautiful acres in Keller, TX, north of Fort Worth. In addition to our administrative offices, we have seven child-care homes, a chapel, pavilion, gymnasium, workshop, barn, swimming pool, sport courts, and multiple playgrounds. The home cares for 40 children on the campus as well as children in foster care. The children receive medical and dental care, counseling, and tutoring as needed in a warm and loving home under the care and guidance of full-time house parents.
Founded
1950
Size
Medium
Serving the community since 1941
The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County has been successfully serving the community since 1941. The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Locally, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County has implemented many of the nationally tested programs and worked with other local agencies to design and implement other life changing activities. The Boys & Girls Club develops programs around five Core area's: Character & Leadership; Education & Career Exploration; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; Sports, Fitness, & Recreation. The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County serves local children at seven locations in Washington County, MD.
Founded
1973
Size
Giant
Serving Florida's needy and deserving children
Founded in 1957, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches works to prevent juvenile delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to our communities for years to come. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is a growing network of services providing a wide array of child-care programs for children living within the state of Florida. These services include residential care and camping services such as summer camp, Harmony in the Streets, community based services, clinical social services, family life education and Harmony in the Schools.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Filling playgrounds, not prisons
Incorporated in 1972, Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (PAL) is one if the oldest citizen-building youth programs in the nation. It builds friendships between law enforcement officers and children within the community and is based on the conviction that young people - if reached early enough - can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship. PAL has embraced traditional American values where one generation responsibly shares its wisdom and helps kids learn to work together to be responsible for themselves, as well as set goals in their lives. Pal offers year-round and seasonal sports programs, after-school education programs, and summer camps.
Founded
2012
Size
Small
Developing resources for the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
Founded in 1971, The California 4-H Foundation supports the mission and direction of the California 4-H Youth Development Program by identifying and securing resources that advance the program's core values and criteria. We build partnerships with foundations, corporations and individuals whose funding interests are met through investments in statewide 4-H youth development programs. The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Juvenile and recreational programs
The Suffolk County Police Athletic League was incorporated in October 19, 1973. Through the dedication and hard work of our children, their parents, our outstanding volunteer base of over 2,500, board of directors, and staff, Suffolk County PAL is into its 37th year as one of the largest and most successful juvenile crime prevention and recreational programs in the country. PAL programs run year around. PAL programs include baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cheerleading, fishing, football, karate/tae kwon do, lacrosse, soccer and summer camps.
Founded
1979
Size
Small
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold
Formed in 1973, Girls Inc. of Sarasota County is a local affiliate of Girls Inc., an organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. fulfills its mission of empowering girls aged six and up to be self-confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals by delivering research-based, age-appropriate, after-school and summer educational and sports programs designed specifically for girls. The primary areas of Girls Inc. programming focus on literacy, math and science, career and life planning, health and sexuality, leadership and community action, sports and adventure, self-reliance and life skills, and culture and heritage. Girls Inc. programs are designed to serve all girls regardless of a girl's socio-economic, ethnic or religious background.
Founded
1978
Size
Giant
A Christian home for children needing a chance
Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. Because that's what we offer: a chance. To find a normal life. To find God's love. To find that we are all more than our circumstances: we are what we have the strength to become.
Founded
1975
Size
Tiny
Helping girls discover their limitless potential.
Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire helps girls achieve their personal best through one-on-one attention, leadership development, a talented staff and volunteers, a wide range of enrichment programs, and a caring family environment. We strive to find the moment when a girl discovers her potential is limitless. For girls in our communities, every day brings new opportunities, challenges and choices. The ability to respond with thoughtful, informed decisions at home, school and with friends and peers can be a big step toward confident, healthy and fulfilling careers and lives. At Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire, we know every girl has the potential for greatness.
Founded
2009
Size
Medium
Advancing today's Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program
Kentucky 4-H Foundation is an independent organization dedicated to the financial support of the Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program. The Foundation is a partner of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Youth Development. Kentucky 4-H Foundation exists to advance today's Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program. Kentucky 4-H is a proven, researched-based program that makes a difference in the lives of today's youth. 4-H promotes the full development of young people, while instilling strong values and morals.
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Changing lives one person, one family, one block at a time
Urban Impact mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ's Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh, by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop mature, responsible followers of Christ. Our mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ's Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh, by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop mature, responsible followers of Christ.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
Little moments. Big magic.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is to make positive differences in the lives of children by providing one-to-one mentoring programs and related services that help youth discover their highest potential and grow to become responsible adults leading productive and rewarding lives. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is all about preventing problems among youth by getting to kids early, before destructive behaviors can take root. When a positive, supportive mentor- someone with a different background and perspectives- gets involved in a child's life, the child often discovers a potential they didn't know they had. And the child always feels better knowing that someone cares for them.
Founded
2009
Size
Tiny
Providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter
FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the United States. As an expression of Christ's love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
Cops for kids
The mission of the California Police Youth Charities (CPYC) is to build relationships between the law enforcement community and California youth. We will strive to provide opportunities for youth through various resources throughout the state of California. Creating scholarships and funding various youth activities in each of California's counties shall accomplish this. It is our goal to keep California's youth involved in productive activities run by positive role models. Since its incorporation in 2002, CPYC has grown rapidly and consistently to a point where we feel we are making some real positive changes in the lives of kids throughout the State of California.
Founded
1952
Size
Giant
To create hope, and opportunity.
Boys & Girls of Greater Cincinnati's mission is to foster the academic, social, and physical development of boys and girls, ages 6-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. Our goal is for each Boys & Girls Club member to: Graduate from high school; Remain fit for life; Become engaged citizens of their club and community. BGCGC serves youth through a variety of after-school and summer programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development.
Founded
1977
Size
Tiny
Mending the minds, bodies and spirits of children
The One Way Farm was founded in 1976 with a mission to end the cycle of child abuse and provide a loving environment for children and youth to grow in mind, spirit and body. We care for the abused, abandoned, neglected, troubled children and youth ages 6-18 including those who are victims of human trafficking. The One Way Farm provides temporary/emergency housing, long-term independent housing, placement of children by the Juvenile Courts, Job and Family Services Department, and other placing agencies, and serves as an alternative to institutionalization for those who are mildly troubled.
Founded
1988
Size
Large
Serving those who impact youth
Founded in 1988, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being. Their organizational vision is that all Indiana children and youth will attain five critical elements of healthy youth development: physical health and safety, emotional fulfillment, academic achievement, civic engagement and economic self-sufficiency. IYI provides capacity-building programs and resources for the state's youth workers and nonprofit youth-serving organizations, including schools. The IYI's programs are offered for free or very low cost, allowing youth organizations that are often on tight budgets to save money that can be used instead for their services to youth.
Founded
2000
Size
Small
Educate. Enrich. Empower.
The First Tee Metropolitan New York works to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf, with a focus of serving minority and under-privileged youth. Since our inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown into a robust youth service organization impacting the lives of more than 9 million young people and exposing them to core values and life skills that will help them both on and off the golf course.
Founded
2002
Size
Medium
Empowering children to succeed
The mission of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin cities is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities targets children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty or coping with parental incarceration.
Founded
1994
Size
Small
Creating life changing moments for children of abuse
Royal Family Kids Camp is the nation's leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children, ages 6-12. Royal Family Kids Camps operate week long Camps during the summer and Clubs and Mentoring during the school year. They have served 72,795 children since 1985 through their Summer Camps.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids
STANDUP FOR KIDS (SUFK), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Its National Headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The core mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. STANDUP FOR KIDS carries out this mission every day in cities across America through our national volunteers, who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives by providing and connecting them with life-saving services. The mission is also furthered through deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet. All facets of this mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell the kids they care about them and then, at every turn, prove it. STANDUP FOR KIDS continuously strives to provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids and at-risk youth
Founded
1995
Size
Tiny
Transforming the lives of Brazil's street kids
Founded in 1991, Hope Unlimited for Children transforms the lives of children at mortal risk, providing them and their future generations a productive future and eternal hope. We minister to the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Brazil's street children. Hope Unlimited helps these children to experience personal transformation while being equipped to live successful, productive lives as adult members of society. Hope's comprehensive Christ-centered model is long-term, residential, educational and community-based. In order to impact the lives of tens of thousands of street children, we are developing the Hope Institute to train local organizations to serve more effectively and expand their reach.
Founded
1992
Size
Small
Building hope for boys without families and families without homes
Since 1988, Project Mexico has been involving young people in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996 our outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana which provides a home for teenaged boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenaged boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico. We now stand at well over one hundred homes built and blessed. Over 6,900 volunteers from forty-three of fifty states and eleven foreign countries have come to give of themselves and have been blessed in return.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Stopping youth violence
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) was established in 1995 after Tariq Khamisa, a 20 year old college student was killed by Tony Hicks, a 14 year old gang member. Our goal is to stop youth violence through our education, mentorship, and community service programs. TKF has designed its services to support youth in reducing their risk for negative behaviors such as violence, delinquency, school failure, and gang involvement. Our methodology is based on restorative principles that create opportunities for growth regardless of one's actions or behaviors. Interventions are conducted for all students with individualized services for those most prone to violence.
Founded
1955
Size
Large
Great Futures Start Here.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, our mission is to inspire and enable young people who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We exist so that we can provide children who are most in need a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential - because they will become tomorrow's parents, workforce and leaders. With a wide range of programs, we support healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development.
Founded
1981
Size
Small
Great futures start here!
Our mission at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs have three Priority Outcome Areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve has a unique place in the history of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement. Our local organization began in 1984 as the “Boys & Girls Club of Summit County” and was one of three selected urban sites participating in a national demonstration project to test the feasibility of bringing Club programs into low-income housing areas designed by Boys Clubs of America and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are committed to changing kids' lives by providing them with a safe place to belong after school where dedicated staff members and caring volunteers are ready with a smile and an encouraging hand to help a young person in need.
Founded
1937
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Large
Because we care about our young people
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity. Because we care about our young people, we provide a safe, educational and positive atmosphere where they can prosper and reach their full potential.
Founded
1956
Size
Large
Great Futures Start Here.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, is an after-school and summer youth development organization providing positive, educational, leadership, and character building programs for youth ages 6 to 18. We serve over 7,000 youth in Lake County, Indiana. Our partnerships and collaborations with area school systems have grown with the implementation of Project Learn, a comprehensive education program incorporated into every activity at the Club. A snack program is available to all Club members. Our facilities have been updated to provide more of a learning and fun environment for our children. State-of-the-art computer labs are available for all Club members. Field trips, community service projects, recreation activities are provided on a daily basis.
Founded
1971
Size
Small
Dedicated to serving youth
The Boy & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is an organization dedicated to serving the youth in our local community. We provide camps and programs during after school hours, holiday breaks and summer time. We have 3 core program areas: Healthy Lifestyles, Academic Success, and Good Character & Active Citizenship.
Founded
1970
Size
Large
Our kids our community
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County has been serving children since 1956. Since that time, we have expanded from serving solely the Goshen community to serving all corners of our county, including Middlebury, Nappanee and Elkhart. We also serve children through our fee-based, before and after school care program, KidsCare. We look forward to inspiring and empowering young people in Elkhart County, providing hope and opportunity and a way for children to realize their full potential, both now and for decades to come.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Start something
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1975
Size
Small
Little moments. Big magic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana develops mentors committed to helping boys and girls grow into the next generation of caring, confident and competent adults. Our one-to-one mentoring program is built upon nationally recognized research and practices that honor and value the wide range of developmental needs of boys and girls as well as the diversity of their communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana formed as a result of a merger of two strong organizations, Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis (founded in 1970) and Big Sisters of Central Indiana (founded in 1971). These organizations operated successfully for 30 years before the boards of both agencies agreed to merge operations and missions in 2002.
Founded
1923
Size
Giant
The positive place for kids
Incorporated in 1902, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGCC serves more than 13,840 young people per year after school, and during the summer through 32 Clubs and three child care locations throughout the Chicago area. Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe environment for young people to have fun and learn. Each Club is supervised by caring and trained professionals who engage kids in more than 200 activities each year.
Founded
1950
Size
Giant
Together we are changing lives
The mission of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Our vision for each of the youth we serve is that they graduate from high school with a plan for their future.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Caring for young Chicago
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is Chicago's largest independent, locally based, multi-site youth services organization. It was founded in 1956 by two visionaries, Chicago businessmen Elliott Donnelley and Sidney Epstein, who wanted young people living in poverty to have an alternative to the streets. CYC invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. CYC offers services to children and youth, ages 3-19, in seven neighborhoods (Bridgeport, Grand Boulevard/Bronzeville, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, South Shore, Riverdale/Altgeld and Roseland) through nine community centers and at CYC-Camp Rosenthal in Dowagiac, Michigan.
Founded
1967
Size
Small
Start Something
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) helps children realize their potential and build their futures. As Metro Chicago's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBSMC makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") ages 7-14. Our programs nurture children and strengthen communities across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties in Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Founded
1972
Size
Tiny
Positive programs defined developed and led by youth
Founded in 1971, Alternatives aims to facilitate personal development, strengthen family relationships and enhance the community's well being. Alternatives' programs and services use an asset-based model that focuses on enriching young people's lives by building upon individual strengths within the context of their family and community. We provide comprehensive, accessible and affordable programs that increase young people's opportunities to succeed and grow as individuals and community members
Founded
1973
Size
Medium
40 years 15,000 kids
Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United, Inc.) is a youth development agency founded in 1971 that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunity to participate fully, freely, and responsibly in the life of the community.
Founded
1976
Size
Giant
The power of youth
Mission: To increase investment and participation in High Quality 4-H Positive Youth Development.National 4-H Council works to advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. National 4-H Council is the private-sector, nonprofit partner of 4-H Headquarters located at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 4-H programs are implemented by the 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local extension offices across the country. National 4-H Council provides grants, establishes programs/initiatives, designs and publishes curriculum and reference materials, and creates linkages fostering innovation and shared learning to advance the 4-H youth development movement for 6 million youth.
Founded
1984
Size
Small
Loving kids. Bringing hope. Transforming lives.
TreeHouse brings living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation. TreeHouse is a faith-based organization offering hope, guidance, and unconditional love to at-risk teens dealing with tough issues such as depression/suicidal tendencies, substance abuse, truancy, self-injury and sexual activity. Our balanced programs meet the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment and mentorship for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow.
Founded
1990
Size
Small
Improving the life opportunities of inner-city youth through long-term comprehensive programming.
Founded in 1984, Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) serves inner-city youth who do not have access to social services due to location, poverty, or availability. CYP strives to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth through a comprehensive, long-term approach aimed at developing their capabilities. Recognizing that there are many obstacles to inner-city children's social, cognitive, emotional, and physical growth, CYP provides consistent programming in the areas of: Education, Mentoring, Recreation, Leadership Development, Preventative Health Care, College Prep, Scholarship Support and Career Assistance. All of their programs are free and CYP provides free transportation to and from programming to ensure access.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
Providing safe havens where children and adults learn grow spiritually find hope and broaden life skills
Holy Family Ministries provides opportunities for children and adults from Chicago's underserved neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences and become effective leaders. In partnership with Chicago's low-income communities, we provide safe havens where children and adults learn, grow spiritually, find hope, and broaden life skills.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Providing innovative solutions for teens at risk, their families, and communities.
Project Extreme is a one of a kind not-for-profit organization, which provides unique, innovative and individualized attention and services for teens-at-risk, their families, and their communities. Teens exhibiting at-risk behaviors have placed their entire social, emotional, familial and academic development in jeopardy. Project Extreme deals with all of these realities with compelling positive outcomes. Project Extreme has developed a broad portfolio of both short and long term programs designed to assist teens in need and their families to overcome their many challenges by providing them with the life skills and training, social support networks and professional counseling, in a positive, healthy environment that is fun, exciting, secure and highly productive.
Founded
1946
Size
Medium
Enable all young people to reach their full potential
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department. Boys & Girls Clubs subscribe to the theory that programs should provide youth with a Sense of Belonging, a Sense of Usefulness, a Sense of Competence, and a Sense of Power or Influence. When this has been established, the self-esteem of youth will be enhanced.
Founded
1941
Size
Medium
Pretty Amazing
Since 1916, Pretty Lake Camp has provided a cost-free summer camp experience to over 50,000 at-risk youth from Kalamazoo County. Throughout the years, we have enriched the lives of thousands of youth by offering a safe, structured and encouraging environment in a natural setting. We accommodate over 700 children each summer. Many of the children who attend Pretty Lake Camp face significant challenges at home, in school, and in their community. We strive to remove all barriers that prevent a child from being able to come to camp.
Founded
1940
Size
Large
The positive place for kids
Since 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (originally the Boys' Club of Detroit) has provided high quality youth development programs, sporting activities, events and a safe haven for children from all walks of life. In addition, the Clubs have been credited with saving lives of children who often have no one to turn to in times of family problems, poverty, failing grades and other difficult situations. The Clubs - directors, professional staff and volunteers - are here to help children ages 6-18 (grades 1-12) grow into responsible, self-reliant and caring individuals.
Founded
1957
Size
Large
Supporting Michigan 4-H Youth Development to prepare youth for meaningful and productive lives
Founded in 1952, The Michigan 4-H Foundation supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development to prepare youth for meaningful and productive lives. The Foundation accomplishes this by providing grants to state and local 4-H programs for the development of new youth development programs in Michigan communities, the training and development of adult and older teen volunteers, and to continue successful ongoing 4-H programming.
Founded
1964
Size
Small
Start Something
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring programs are designed to matches children ages 5 through 17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Knowing that some truly cares about the decision that make is a gift that more than 1,800 children are receiving through our programs across southwest Michigan. We have programs in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties. The mentoring programs and services to kids, parents and mentors are flexible and can happen in community, in schools, at businesses, in churches, in community centers or within other organizations.
Founded
1969
Size
Small
Meeting the needs of disadvantaged youth
Founded in 1968, Youth Haven is a non-denominational Christian outreach with a single purpose of meeting the needs of disadvantaged youth - free of charge. With campuses in Michigan and Arizona, they have designed year-round on-site programs, Kids' Klub after school activities, Caring Clowns hospital outreach, and follow-up efforts to show hurting kids that God loves them, people care about them, and there is hope for the future!
Founded
1989
Size
Medium
Great Futures Start Here
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland provide young people with a fun, safe and constructive after-school environment. Clubs offer programs and services designed to build character and strengthen life skills. Boys & Girls Clubs are open to all youth ages 6-18 and have a special focus on children and teens from challenging or disadvantaged circumstances. Clubs reach out to children in need, giving them support, guidance and hope for the future.
Founded
1997
Size
Medium
Building character in young people
Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 11,000 children each year. With roots dating back to 1969, our group works to create safe and supportive places for kids to play. We also train and certify more than 1,500 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city's youth. Detroit PAL's mission is to build character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs and to help provide young people with the support and told necessary for them to achieve their highest potential as adults.
Founded
1997
Size
Large
Providing hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth
Covenant House Michigan (CHM) is a faith-based organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24 We provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. CHM has come to be known by Detroit area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 35,069 youth have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
The positive place for kids
Founded in 1954, the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Everyday, the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor strive to improve each child's life by implementing self-esteem, courage, and positive values through all of the educational programs. Our youth come to the Boys and Girls Club to receive tutoring, computer training, sports education, homework help, and mentoring. Our youth gain confidence by developing a sense of usefulness and belonging.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Improving under-served young adults' personal and professional development, success and appreciation of the game of golf.
The Midnight Golf Program (MGP) is a 30-week empowerment and mentoring experience that teaches life skills including financial literacy, college preparation, community activism, as well as, learning to play golf. It is a program that makes a positive impact in the lives of the participants. Since 2001, more than 2000 young people joined the Midnight Golf Program, 1700 plus completed the 30 week learning experience with nearly 1600 students admitted to or graduated from more than 100 different colleges and universities. There are currently 260 participants in Detroit, Michigan. Through the training and experiences the participants become empowered and socially responsible young adults prepared to maximize their potential and appreciate the game of golf. Midnight Golf Program's mission is to improve under-served young adults' personal and professional development, success and appreciation of the game of golf.
Founded
2002
Size
Tiny
One child. One hour. One church. One school.
KIDS HOPE USA (KHUSA) offers churches and schools a model to meet the emotional, social and academic needs of children. KHUSA programs create one-on-one mentoring relationships between adult church members, willing to give a little time and a lot of love, and at-risk elementary schoolchildren in their community who desperately need loving, caring adults in their lives. Utilizing the existing structures of churches and elementary schools as the framework for these programs, KIDS HOPE USA creates successful, sustainable and life-changing church-school partnerships.
Founded
2003
Size
Large
Every child deserves a chance
Liberty Youth Ranch is a long-term children's residential group home for Florida's orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless children, designed to ensure each child's education and eventual high school graduation with a strong emphasis being placed on the uniqueness and inherent worth of each child. Our mission is to provide a permanent and loving environment for children who through no fault of their own are in need of a home, a family, and the opportunity simply to be children. We base our concepts on a belief in God and the uniqueness, dignity, and inherent worth of each individual.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Mission is to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1942
Size
Giant
A Club for Every Kid.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee, offers structured after-school and summer programming to more than 43,000 children and teens each year. Within the safety of 44 locations, youth have access to free meals, academic support, role models and opportunities to build character and explore new interests. Through programs like SPARK Early Literacy Initiative, Graduation Plus and World of Work, the Clubs provide a structured pathway for members to thrive in all stages of their education and gain valuable job experience that will help them develop successful careers as adults.
Founded
1966
Size
Giant
Inspiring and equipping at risk youth
Since 1965, Rawhide Boys Ranch has helped hundreds of troubled teen boys change their lives. Located in the heart of Wisconsin along the scenic Wolf River, Rawhide is a faith-based, residential care center dedicated to changing the lives of troubled teen boys. The family living model, along with other program offerings, sets Rawhide apart from other residential care centers by providing a home-like setting with Houseparents and Resident Instructors, and offering moral guidance, encouragement, therapeutic counseling, specialized education, work experience and fun activities. Rawhide also creates a unique treatment plan for each student with specific outcome goals in order to create more opportunities for success after they leave Rawhide.
Founded
1977
Size
Large
Inspire and Enable
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will grow by providing an exemplary Club Experience for youth from throughout the Fox Cities area that ensures members are on track to graduate from high school, have a plan for their future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle. We believe our purpose remains as important today as it was at the time of the organization's founding - to help make the Fox Valley a great place for all kids to grow. Remaining mindful of this, we will continue to prioritize inclusive youth development environments and services, ensuring all youth, especially those who need us most, have ready access to our programs and services.
Founded
1976
Size
Tiny
Start something.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Founded
1998
Size
Medium
Great futures start here.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, we inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential to become productive, responsible and caring adults. We help inspire kids to dream and build the skills to achieve their dreams through quality programs in five core areas: character & leadership development, education and career development, health & life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness & recreation. The Club is open Monday through Saturday to ensure that young people have a safe and positive place to go. Each day, the lives of our members are influenced through working with trustworthy adults, certified teachers and dedicated mentors.
Founded
2001
Size
Medium
Rescuing Children - Training Leaders
Living Hope International (LHI) works to provide for the emotional, physical, educational, and social needs of at-risk children, youth, and families, as well as to equip, support, and send leaders to provide similar services throughout the world. To accomplish these goals, LHI receives financial and service support from individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations throughout the United States and other countries such as Canada, England, France, Spain, Ecuador, and Mexico.
Founded
1965
Size
Large
Great futures start here.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse we serve with one purpose: To inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Concentrating on children from disadvantaged circumstances, we offer a sense of belonging and the tools to make positive choices to each child who comes to our Clubs.
Founded
1967
Size
Large
GREAT FUTURES START HERE.
The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay's mission is to engage and meet the unique needs of greater Green Bay area youth so they may achieve academic success, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle. As experts in youth development, our professionally trained staff are committed to providing a world-class Club experience to assure success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan in place for a productive future. For nearly five decades, our organization has been the foremost advocate on youth development in the local community. Serving over 3,000 youth per year, our two Clubhouses and six school-based sites deliver daily programs that meet the needs of young people during times of day when youth are the least supervised and most vulnerable. Special efforts are made to serve the young people who need us most.
Founded
1945
Size
Giant
Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
For over 100 years, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, with the help of more than 18,000 dedicated adult volunteers, serves 45,000 girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, in 49 counties across southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, helping them build courage, confidence, and character to make our world a better place. The time honored activities of troop meetings, community service, badges, the cookie program and camping are some of the means by which Girl Scouting addresses the interests and needs of girls.
Founded
1974
Size
Medium
Helping youth and families build the bridge from crisis to connections.
Founded in 1972, The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year we serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services, including a 24-hour hotline; crisis shelter and counseling; youth, parent, and family counseling; transitional programs; and ongoing support services.
Founded
1983
Size
Small
Formula for hope
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families. The Crisis Nursery supports families in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our free, voluntary services. We started with a goal to establish a crisis helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and to shelter six children per day. Today we answer over 4,500 crisis calls and shelter over 2,300 children a year. We've come a long way and remain committed to ending child abuse and neglect and to supporting and strengthening families in our community.
Founded
1995
Size
Small
Seeking to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood
Founded in 1994, Avenues for Homeless Youth's mission is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Teaching youth to succeed in all of life's races
Bolder Options is an innovative organization focused on healthy youth development. The comprehensive mentoring program, wellness activities and leadership opportunities coordinate family, community, school and county resources in a united effort to support youth who are at-risk for dropping out of school or becoming involved in delinquent or unhealthy behaviors. Bolder Options engages youth and mentors in goal setting, physical activity, tutoring and community involvement to build confidence, maximize potential, and encourage healthy life skills.
Founded
1999
Size
Medium
The Positive Place for Kids
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester nurtures young people's self esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence. We do this daily by providing one-to-one relationships with caring adult professionals and fun, age-appropriate, well rounded programming.
Founded
2004
Size
Small
Addressing the underserved mental and physical health needs of youth and their families in Pamlico County and surrounding areas
Founded in 2002, HeartWorks is a 501©(3) nonprofit community service agency in Bayboro, North Carolina. Our mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of youth and their families in Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Education is the cornerstone of our efforts. Nurturing is our method. Our programming includes academic lessons, life skills development, the promotion of positive physical and mental health, and family advocacy. By providing children and their families with affordable and effective resources in these areas we at HeartWorks can achieve our overall goal of promoting a community that serves as the shelter of each other.
Founded
2005
Size
Small
Providing intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth
Founded in 2004, the mission of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is to provide intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth. We will strengthen each young person's capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood. Since its inception, YEP has earned local and statewide recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. We started as the first-of-its-kind re-entry program for juvenile offenders in Louisiana and now we are the region's most comprehensive and established agency working with at-risk, court-involved and out-of-school youth.
Founded
1964
Size
Medium
Great Futures Start Here
Founded in 1963, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa is the premier youth development organization in greater Des Moines. As the #1 advocate for young people, it is our believe that every child deserves the chance at a great future. Boys & Girls Club programs help kids and teens achieve academic success, model good character & citizenship, and live healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Founded
1998
Size
Giant
Youth development and character education, summer camps and environmental education
Founded in 1925, the American Youth Foundation (AYF) inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. AYF is a national organization with regional centers in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Shelby, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. We own and operate two year round youth development centers. Miniwanca is set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline. It has a residential capacity of almost 1,000. Merrowvista is located on 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire.
Founded
1941
Size
Large
Real teens. Real life. Real results.
Wyman's mission is to enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Our vision is to foster communities where every teen is expected and supported to thrive in life, work and learning so that they may become economically self-sufficient, leaders in their communities and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty.
Founded
1942
Size
Small
Kindle their passion. Ignite their potential.
Since 1937, Sherwood Forest Camp has been transforming lives through camp experiences. Sherwood Forest Camp creates healthy, caring communities where children develop character and competence. Our campers learn to respect all people and our environment, build strong relationships, take personal responsibility, solve problems cooperatively, resolve conflicts peacefully, and be positive leaders through service to others.
Founded
1942
Size
Large
Little moments. Big magic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Founded in 194, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri aims to provide a mentor for every child who wants and needs one. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri matches children ages 5-17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. We currently provide services to children and families in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Cape Girardeau County and Scott County.
Founded
1964
Size
Large
Opening windows to God
Adventure Unlimited (A/U), established in 1962, provides inspiring recreational, social, education, and service activities for Christian Scientists and their friends, especially children and young people, in an atmosphere conducive to the recognition of the practicality and effectiveness of Christian Science. Nestled at the base of the Collegiate Peaks in the majestic Rocky Mountains, the A/U Ranches combine elements of the camp experience with a wide array of activities in a Christian Science atmosphere. For those who want to experience the inspiration and bonds of camp year-round--Discovery. Bound provides local events in your community, along with regional and national programs focused on spiritual growth, leadership training and fellowship.
Founded
1985
Size
Medium
Transforming Urban America since 1991
Kids Across America (KAA) builds Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors throughcamping and education.
Founded
1991
Size
Large
Caring for Children and Families. Mind. Body. Soul.
Our Little Haven was founded in 1993 by Scott and Kathleen Hummel. We have grown over the years from an organization serving 30 children annually through one program to one serving over 600 children annually through a suite of 4 programs. Our Little Haven is relentlessly committed to providing a safe, secure and healing environment for children suffering from the tragedy of abuse and neglect. Our dedicated and compassionate community of caregivers makes the hurting stop, the healing begin and the love last, one child at a time.
Founded
1998
Size
Small
Opening doors to homeless youth
Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of our community. CHMO is an affiliate of Covenant House International, which began in 1969 in a small apartment in Manhattan's East Village. Covenant House came to St. Louis in 1998, starting with a small Outreach program, and expanded to a Community Service Center in 1999, where multiple direct services are provided for at-risk youth ages 16-21. Covenant House Missouri exists because of the enduring support of thousands of individuals who believe, with us, that every youth has a right to the presence of caring adults in her or his life.
Founded
2001
Size
Tiny
Where loves grows
Founded in 1967, Show-Me Christian Youth Home is dedicated to providing a loving, stable, Christian home for children with backgrounds of abuse, neglect, abandonment and unfortunate circumstances. It is our goal to help children realize we love them, God loves them, and they can learn to love themselves. We feel there are four major areas essential in this complete development process: spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically.
Founded
2003
Size
Medium
Preserve and perpetuate the traditions and spirit of Clearwater Camp for Girls
The mission of the Clearwater Camp Foundation is to preserve and perpetuate the traditions and spirit of Clearwater Camp for Girls for present and future generations of young women. The Clearwater Camp Foundation was incorporated in 2003 to help ensure that Clearwater Camp for Girls will continue to operate in the spirit that has guided it since its founding in 1933. In collaboration with the camp directors and staff, the Foundation board acts to protect the camp's natural environment, manage the camp's facilities and support the camp's programming - with the over-arching goal being to develop the whole self in every camper.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Great futures start here
Since 1967, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, formerly the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, has been providing a safe place for children to learn and grow. Our mission is to inspire and enable youth ages 6-18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. A source of hope and opportunity for more than 3,500 youth, the Club operates at full capacity, 48 weeks a year, six days a week during the school year and five days a week during the summer. The average daily attendance is 500 youth. Football, basketball, baseball, swimming, golf, tennis, track and field, drill team and cheerleading teach youth a variety of skills, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Over the years, we have expanded beyond simply gym and swim activities.
Founded
1967
Size
Small
Start Something
Founded in 1964, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) works to create and support life-changing friendships for children. BBSKC provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSKC matches school-aged youth (Littles) from one-parent or other non-traditional homes, with caring, adult volunteers (Bigs).
Founded
1967
Size
Large
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is the best at inspiring our children and youth to live out their greatest. The voice of a child who feels accepted, competent, useful and that he or she is part of something bigger is exactly what the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City represents. The Clubs offer everything from sports and fitness, to education about healthy lifestyles or improving self-esteem. For these youth, the Clubs help shine a ray of hope into their lives, one dream at a time. Without the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, 31,227 children and youth would miss out on life-changing opportunities.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
The positive place for kids
The primary mission of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is to enhance the quality of life for youth as participating members of a richly diverse society. With special concern for the disadvantaged, the Boys & Girls Club helps youth to help themselves realize their potential for growth and development. Basing its program on member and community involvement and a recognized role as spokesman for youth, the Boys & Girls Club is aware of the influences of the total environment and so provides youth with relevant, everyday various and diversified individual and group services.
Founded
1976
Size
Large
Love lives here
Since 1894, the Noyes Home has been a place where a child who is facing a family crisis feels safe, and can just be a child, until his or her family is able to get back on its feet. The Noyes Home is a place where a family facing eviction or the loss of employment can talk about their next steps with professionals while their children are cared for with kindness and compassion - for a few days, or a couple of weeks, while they find a solution. It's where a teen finds friendship, security and a positive environment to continue attending high school if a parent has become incarcerated or is unable to care for him.
Founded
2008
Size
Small
Engaging in mutually-transforming relationships with the residents of West Dallas
Founded in 2003, Mercy Street grew out of the desire to see a small pocket of poverty in Dallas – West Dallas – transformed by the gospel. We are a group of Christians who desire to see God glorified and the neighborhood of West Dallas transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Believing transformation best occurs in the context of relationship, we value people over programs. Therefore, we intentionally engage in mutually-transforming relationships with the residents of West Dallas, working with them to bring hope and healing to West Dallas.
Founded
1964
Size
Small
Safe, caring and fun
Founded in 1958, the Rapid City Club for Boys is dedicated to providing positive experiences that develop self-esteem and character in a caring, safe, and fun environment for all boys. The Club for Boys is committed to helping all boys meet their needs today so they can fulfill their potential tomorrow. In the mid 1980s, the Clubs' national organization, The Boys' Club of America, became the Boys and Girls Club of America. At this time Rapid City had an established Girls Club. So the Boys Club of Rapid City withdrew its membership from the national organization. A few years ago, the Club officially changed its name to the Rapid City Club for Boys. The Club fulfills many needs in the lives of the boys in the community and has been a consistent, positive influence.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
Changing the way America saves at-risk youth
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch is a residential treatment home for at-risk boys between the ages of 7-21. We desire to help each boy find his way back to his family by changing his behaviors and by helping him discover those things about himself that help him re-build a positive structure for a successful future. This is done through behavior management techniques and individualized counseling, whereby goals are set for each young man, with the staff helping each boy achieve his goals. Through the use of Biblical counseling and applying Christian principles in their lives, we are re-building broken homes and family relationships.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
Supporting and Strengthening Youth, Young Adults, and Families
Founded in 1920, The Omaha Home for Boys is a privately funded youth care provider dedicated to supporting and strengthening youth and families with the majority of residents receiving care at no cost. The Home's Residential Care program provides a safe, structured living environment in a cottage setting with caring House Parents, balanced meals and educational support for boys ages 10 - 18 years. Each year more than 100 boys are taught basic behavioral, disciplinary and living skills. All youth attend public school. Additionally, over 50 young men and women who have aged-out of group home programs can continue to receive help as they are taught how to live independently and transition into adulthood through the Home's Independent Living program.
Founded
1922
Size
Giant
Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities
Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is nearly 100 years strong. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child's or family's needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today's children and families. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year.
Founded
1963
Size
Small
Start Something
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is a community-based mentoring program. We match children in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro and surrounding areas of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with caring adult mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1963
Size
Large
Great futures start here
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) is one of the largest youth service agencies in the Omaha metro area. With six Club locations in North and South Omaha, Mount View Elementary, Westbrook Elementary (Westside), and Carter Lake and Council Bluffs, IA, and two middle school sites at Morton Middle School and King Science & Technology in Omaha, BGCM helps over 6,216 kids receive the direction and educational support that is vital to their success.
Founded
1975
Size
Giant
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Girls Inc. of Omaha serves girls ages 5 through 18 years of age. Founded in 1975, today we have two centers in North Omaha and South Omaha, with art rooms, computer labs, a library, a woodshop, a sports field, and a playground. We serve hundreds of girls every day and 1,000+ girls each year. We've added pick up transportation, counseling services, healthy meals and snacks, and computer access to our daily services. Over the years, we have adapted our programs to meet the ever changing needs of our members, but it was and always will be all about the girls.
Founded
1977
Size
Tiny
Serving homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.
Youth Emergency Services (YES) was founded in 1977 to serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. Basically, we help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways we can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, we create a support system which helps them flourish. We envision a community which understands and embraces its youth, creating an environment where youth homelessness no longer exists.
Founded
2000
Size
Medium
Faithfully inspiring hope in youth and children
Hope Center for Kids strives to faithfully inspire hope in North Omaha youth and children through education, employability, collaboration and faith. From the first day a child enters our program they are bombarded with hope. Hope that they will be strong enough to combat peer pressure. Hope that they will one day graduate from high school and attend college. Hope that their life has extraordinary meaning. We see strong, intelligent young men and women in North Omaha. Our goal is to allow them to see this as well. By inspiring hope into their lives, we have seen just how capable they are.
Founded
2003
Size
Small
Fostering sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools
Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids is a public-private partnership of more than 60 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition. We address the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. We work to engage diverse organizations, leaders, and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools. Action for Healthy Kids envisions a world where all kids develop the lifelong habits necessary to promote health and learning.
Founded
1938
Size
Large
Providing temporary and emergency shelter for children in crisis.
Founded in 1888, the Wichita Children's Home (WCH) today offers the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in their community. WCH is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age. The Home provides several programs, including the Street Outreach Services (SOS) and BRIDGES. SOS focuses on helping runaway and homeless children and provides presentations to middle and high school assemblies and distributes cards with emergency contact information. BRIDGES is a program that provides housing, counseling and education for 16 to 22 year olds. WCH also provides a safety zone for infants and toddlers in the Foster Care program.
Founded
1954
Size
Giant
Our bottom line is youth.
The Kansas 4-H Foundation, Inc. develops financial support from the private sector and provides management and special services to promote and enhance the Kansas 4-H Program. The Foundation builds on the tradition of bringing financial support from the private sector together with Kansas 4-H. With more than half a century of partnerships, the Foundation creates relationships with corporations, businesses, interest groups and individuals who believe in youth and express their support through financial contributions.
Founded
1971
Size
Large
Transforming Lives in Our Community
KidsTLC is one of Kansas City's largest organizations providing children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, community outreach, outpatient behavioral health, autism and wellness programs. Services are focused on evidence-based therapies and trauma-informed care, with a strong emphasis on family wellness and preserving the family unit. KidsTLC continues to respond to the growing needs of children in the Kansas City Metro area by adding critically needed services that fill community gaps and alleviate wait times for families to receive care.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
The Positive Place for Kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas nurtures young people's self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, competence, power and influence, and usefulness. The clubs do this daily by providing young people with one-on-one relationships with caring adult professionals and fun, age-appropriate, well-rounded programming. Founded in 1990, the clubs provide homework assistance and tutoring, performing arts, reading, health education, computer training, character and leadership activities, entrepreneurship and sports programs for every child interested in participating. Each program area focuses on the youth development strategy of the club, and that is instilling in every child a sense of competence, belonging, power and influence and usefulness.
Founded
1939
Size
Giant
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We are the only statewide Boys & Girls Club in the world. We currently serve more than 35,000 young people ages 5-18 - one out of every five school-aged children in Delaware - at 44 locations across the state. Through innovative and proven educational enhancement, physical education, and character building programs, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware helps young people realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Founded
1976
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Large
Inspire. Empower. Nurture. Succeed.
For 40 years, Boys Hope Girls Hope has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. In 18 cities across the US and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope programs serve youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our 1125 scholars have joined our program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.
Founded
1977
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Small
Strength through support
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities. Founded in 1975, ACS exists to support the wellbeing of all teens, tweens, and young adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. ACS' network of skilled family therapists and professionally led support groups are resources that youth and their families can rely on time and again for help with life's challenges, be they big or small. Its trained professionals offer on-campus and community counseling, substance abuse treatment, LGBTQ+ support services, and education programs. ACS support youth to overcome obstacles, develop confidence, and be empowered to build healthy, happy futures.
Founded
2004
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Tiny
Providing a Christ-centered community where youth can find a new beginning
Founded in 1993, Jubilee Leadership Academy is a highly structured, Christian residential program for teenage boys age 13-18, located on the Snake River in eastern Washington. Our mission is to teach and model that the divine image of God is within all human beings. Our relationally oriented program is specifically designed to meet the needs of our students and their families struggling with difficult challenges and life circumstances. We offer a fully accredited academic program complete with advanced and college prep coursework. This comprehensive programming provides a life-changing opportunity to discover and create a more fulfilling lifestyle for our students.
Founded
1953
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Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As Maryland's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in your local community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1965
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Large
Where girls grow strong
The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) is an inclusive organization dedicated to the growth and empowerment of all girls so they become confident, courageous, strong and successful women. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. With a personal commitment to purposeful interaction between girls, volunteers, staff and board members, we are able to provide a girl-centered program, grounded by the Girl Scout mission and Promise and Law. GSCM serves nearly 30,000 girls ages 5-17 in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
Founded
1984
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Large
An enduring legacy
Founded in 1986, Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and compassionate environment for at-risk youth who have been abandoned, abused, or otherwise alienated from family and community. Our mission is to provide them the opportunity and motivation to focus their lives and develop the confidence, skills, intellectual ability, spiritual insight and moral integrity to become responsible and productive members of society. YFT programs are designed to meet the needs of children ages 11-17 struggling with a variety of difficulties at home and school. Since our doors opened, we have served 800 children.
Founded
1987
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Tiny
Youth changing the world
Youth Service America (YSA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning leadership, and achievement. The impact of YSA's work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities. Our goals are to: educate youth, teachers, community organizations, media, and public officials in the power of youth as problem solvers and engage children and youth as volunteers, as academic achievers, and as community leaders.
Founded
1991
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Small
Expanding the world of quality mentoring
For more than a decade, the MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the nation's premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives nationwide. As such, MENTOR works with a strong network of State and Local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.
Founded
1991
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Small
Enabling all young people to reach their full potential
Founded in 1990, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the critical after school hours. It is at these times that many young people become introduced to or participate in unhealthy activities. To combat this, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County provides services to these youth to offer a healthy alternative. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing program and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.
Founded
1991
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Tiny
Character through Karate
Kickstart Kids is a non-profit foundation that delivers a Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognized in-school physical education program teaching character through karate. Daily lessons include martial arts instruction and lessons from our unique values curriculum focusing on honesty, courage, dedication, and discipline. Kickstart Kids gives youth the tools and support they need to successfully navigate challenges they confront each day. Students of the program enjoy higher levels of academic and social success, becoming more productive members of their schools and local communities.
Founded
2000
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Tiny
Partnering with urban schools to provide an afterschool program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning
America SCORES inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Created in 1999, America SCORES believes in a holistic model to youth development, whereby developing the body, mind, and community of young people gives them the tools to succeed in life. As such, the America SCORES program model combines a soccer, poetry, and service-learning focused curricula in teacher-led practices and workshops every day after school in 13 cities nationwide.
Founded
1998
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Medium
Celebrating kids, arts, and community
Founded in 1998, the Sitar Arts Center brings its diverse community together to give underserved children and youth the opportunity to explore and study the visual and performing arts in an afterschool safe haven. The Center partners with local volunteer artists and arts organizations to provide comprehensive arts education, nurturing relationships and high expectations that enable young people to better know and express themselves as they discover and develop their artistic gifts. Sitar Arts Center provides multidisciplinary arts education to the children and youth of Washington, DC in a nurturing, creative community where young people discover their inherent talents and gifts.
Founded
2000
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Medium
At FLY, we believe all our children deserve the chance to become more than their past mistakes.
Founded in 2000, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime, and incarceration of teens. FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. FLY's unique programs include legal education, leadership training, and one-one-one mentoring. For less than one-tenth the cost of incarceration, FLY provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and those most at risk, with the motivation and support to stay out of trouble with the law, get engaged in school, and begin to change their lives. Visit us on the web at flyprogram.org.
Founded
2001
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Medium
Building character and teaching critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America's most distressed communities.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America's most distressed communities. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is reaching out to underserved youth across the country. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations and schools, the Foundation brings vital life lessons to America's most impressionable population, using baseball as the hook to engage kids.
Founded
1943
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Large
Be informed. Be linked. Be great!
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults. Established in 1886, BGCGW's 18 Clubs - covering a territory of 75 miles that stretches from Fredericksburg to Germantown - serve as safe havens for our members. The clubs are open when schools are not, and provide a safe, comfortable, and fun alternative to youth who would otherwise be home alone or on the street. Nearly 21,000 members attend the Clubs for activities, to see their friends, and to spend time with positive and encouraging adults.
Founded
1949
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Medium
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia enables all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We serve over 2,600 boys and girls. We operate 11 clubs in 7 cities.
Founded
1953
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Medium
Create new statistics
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond (BGCMR)'s mission is to empower young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to succeed in life. They do this by promoting the development of young people by instilling a sense of belonging, a sense of usefulness, a sense of influence and a sense of competence. When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps young people to reach their full potential. BGCMR's core program areas are Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Founded
1962
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Small
A Christian Home for Children
Joy Ranch provides a welcoming, safe, caring, and Christ-centered environment to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of children and their families in crisis. Joy Ranch, with 5 cottages on 60 acres, has helped provide a caring home for over 5,000 children, and is still funded by contributions as small as $1 from individuals, to much larger donations from supporting churches and organizations. Richard and Mary McHenry lovingly and faithfully directed Joy Ranch until their retirement in 1978.
Founded
1963
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Giant
A haven for children
Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation is a unique, Christian, residential child-care ministry for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17. Our purpose is to offer a haven for children from turbulent domestic situations. We focus on prevention, and reach out to disadvantaged children before they are scarred by neglect or abuse. We subscribe to the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and focus our resources on reaching children in the early stages of dysfunction, before the ill-effects of their troubled home-life can leave an indelible mark on their young lives. It is our mission to provide them with a high quality substitute home that meets their needs and is consistent with Christian values.
Founded
1991
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Large
Great Futures Start Here
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia offer a lineup of nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues. For over 19 years, our core programs have engaged young people in activities with adults and peers, building our kids' self-esteem and helping them reach their full potential. With locations in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Madison and Orange, our Clubs now serve over 1,400 kids annually.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Great futures start here
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The purpose of the Boys & Girls of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.
Founded
1997
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Large
Devoted to improving the lives for young people
Founded in 1997, America's Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of more than 300 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. We have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life. Our work involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports we call the Five Promises: Caring adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others.
Founded
1945
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Giant
Making a positive difference in the lives of students through agricultural education
Created in 1944, The National FFA Foundation provides companies, organizations and individuals with opportunities to provide financial resources and cooperation in support of FFA programs and other agricultural education organizations. FFA programs are funded through contributions at the local, state and national levels. The foundation, a separately-registered nonprofit organization, works with business and industry, organizations and individuals to raise funds to support the FFA mission. The foundation has a long history of being supported by dedicated volunteer leaders.
Founded
1945
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Small
To Inspire and Enable All Young People to Realize Their Potential
The Brigade Boys and Girls Club's mission is to inspire and enable, through character development, all young people especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Brigade Boys and Girls Club serves more than 2400 youth annually across New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties. Our five core programs include Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Founded
1961
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Large
Glorifying God by caring for children and families
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (BMH) is a safe, supportive, Christian environment for children who are dependent, neglected, abused, homeless or who otherwise cannot live with their families. BMH is affiliated with the Presbytery of Western North Carolina and the Presbyterian Church (USA). The mission of the Home is to glorify God by caring for children and families. Black Mountain Home serves children from birth through college graduation who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Typically, youth come to BMH when a court has decided that it is not safe or healthy for the child to remain with their family. Some may stay only a few weeks, while others may spend a considerable part of their growing up years at the Home. In FY 2010-2011 Black Mountain Home served 50 children from 11 counties.
Founded
1939
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Giant
Mountains of hope for children in need
Founded in 1913, Crossnore School is a private children's home and school in the western North Carolina mountains, serving children who, for circumstances beyond their control, can no longer live at home, whether permanently or temporarily. Most residents live at Crossnore because their primary care givers are abusive or have neglected them to the point that their well being is threatened. Residents come from all counties in North Carolina. Our mission is to provide hope and healing in a homelike, residential education setting for children from families in crisis and our vision is to break the cycle of abuse, abandonment, and neglect for children from families in crisis.
Founded
1967
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Large
Great Futures Start Here
Opened in 1967, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County offers young people a range of fun and educational activities. Our seven Clubs are open each day after school from 2:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Boys & Girls Clubs provides a positive and safe environment where young people can connect with trained and caring staff and reach their goals. The Boys & Girls Clubs mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs provides: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.
Founded
1994
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Small
Great Futures Start Here!
Founded in 1993, the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County has supported young people with caring adult mentors and life-changing programs that help kids achieve in school and prepare for careers, stay healthy and fit, and make positive personal decisions. The Boys & Girls Club provides year-round activities and programs to meet the interests of youth and their educational, physical, emotional, cultural, and social needs.
Founded
1994
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Medium
a safe place to laugh, play and dream
Ebenezer Christian Children's Home serves as a loving and nurturing home to displaced children from Wilkes and surrounding counties. We made it our mission to provide a loving and caring Christian environment to those children in need. We have been serving children ages three through twenty-one since 1994, and have strived to provide the most basic human needs, love and acceptance, to those who God has placed here.
Founded
1999
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Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for better. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 14, in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
2000
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Small
Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
Girls on the Run is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Founded
2003
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Large
Building Scholars, Changing Lives.
The Emily Krzyzewski Center (Emily K Center) was established in 2006 and named in honor of Coach Mike Krzyzewski's mother. In founding the Center, Coach Krzyzewski was inspired by his own journey as a first generation college student. Our mission is to inspire students to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in their community. To achieve this mission, we designed and implement K to College programs, a series of year-round, out-of-school initiatives that serve academically-focused students from low-income backgrounds. We are unique in our capacity to serve students across a fourteen-year timeframe, from first grade through sophomore year of college. In addition to implementing K to College programs, we serve thousands of additional community members each month through facility partnerships. Last year, 70 organizations utilized the Center to expand their programming impact.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is the premier mentoring organization of the Greater Charlotte Metro area, helping thousands of children each year through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with caring adult volunteers. In Charlotte, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages five through fourteen with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Matches come together through our three essential programs: Amachi, which provides mentors to the children of incarcerated parents; community-based mentoring, where children meet to share fun activities and stories; and site-based mentoring, during which mentors meet kids at their schools to talk and have fun.
Founded
1950
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Giant
Together we live CARE for God's children. Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Encouragement
Epworth Children's Home was established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church and chartered by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly as Epworth Orphanage. Epworth Children's Home ministers to children, youth and families through a caring, accepting and safe Christian community. Led by a professional team, the hurts of children, youth and families are healed; hope is given; and faith in God, self, and others is developed. Children ages 4-18 come to us from broken family systems and our goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment.
Founded
1988
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Small
Great Futures Start Here.
Founded in 1988, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We provide 1,100 children every week day with a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring adults; life-enhancing programs and experiences; and hope and opportunity,
Founded
1996
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Medium
Developing social & emotional skills through fresh & fun after school programs.
WINGS for kids (WINGS) is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and to be happy, and they get a safe place to call home after school.Since opening in Charleston, SC, in 1996, WINGS has grown to serve more than 5,300 kids. Programs are currently located in Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; and Lake City, SC.
Founded
1942
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Large
Reaching for the stars
Tamassee DAR School is a children's home and family service organization offering multi-faceted programs to serve children and families in crisis. We believe that education is the key to success. Our programs and services are built on this belief. We focus on all aspects of learning and growing to help our children gain confidence, build relationships, and realize their potential.
Founded
1960
Size
Giant
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 25+ Clubs in 10 metro counties, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's trained and professional staff serves nearly 3,500 youth daily. Programs focus on helping kids succeed in school, live healthier and become leaders. While it costs nearly $5,700 to serve each child, families only pay $50 per child. By 2020, we are working to make sure that 90 percent of the kids coming to our Clubs three days or more per week are on track to graduate on time, live healthy, and give back to their community.
Founded
1961
Size
Giant
Where girls grow strong
Organized in 1921, the Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Council serves approximately 41,000 girls and over 17,700 adult members in 34 counties in the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. The Girl Scout Leadership Model provides the design for what girls do in Girl Scouting. It illustrates how adult support strengthens girls' experiences and drives and displays all the elements that must be in place to create a positive impact on girls' lives.
Founded
1962
Size
Medium
Transforming Atlanta, strengthening families, one child at a time.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever.Our vision: Transforming Atlanta, strengthening families, one child at a time.
Founded
1968
Size
Medium
Providing a safe, loving, Christian environment
Calvary Children's Home's purpose is to provide a safe, loving, Christian environment for children needing placement apart from their families, where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in their personal, emotional and spiritual life. The Home is located in the heart of West Cobb outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Its beautiful 25 acres of combination woodland and open landscape serve as a great location for our children. Since the Home's beginning in 1966, we've had the privilege of offering a home to well over 400 children. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities that challenge and prepare them for life in a difficult and demanding society by showing love, acceptance, understanding and encouragement.
Founded
1977
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Tiny
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through teaching girls to manage money, deal with peer pressure, critically examine the media, and develop a love of science and math. These programs equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers allowing them to break the cycle of poverty, achieve academic success and become healthy, educated and independent adults. Through our intentional and compensatory programs, we are building a financially stable, competent and empowered generation of girls.Girls Inc. began in 1976 as the Girls Club of Cobb County serving girls out of a one-room trailer. Each year Girls Inc. serves 1,000 girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade through comprehensive In-School, After-School and Summer Camp programming in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. In the past 40 years Girls Inc. has expanded to serve over 100,000 girls in these areas.
Founded
1978
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Large
Protecting our youth, preserving our future
The Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes works to give our state's most at-risk children the love, security, and structure every child needs to become a mature, successful adult. We provide quality care for Georgia's children who, through no fault of their own, may be products of abuse, neglect, and dysfunctional families. We also provide opportunities for boys and girls in care to resolve their personal conflicts, find their identities, and learn proper values as they work toward a lawful, productive and secure future. Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes serve over one hundred children in residential care and hundreds of children in its camping program.
Founded
1983
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Medium
Eagle Ranch helps make life better for children & their families, positively impacting communities for the glory of God.
Located in Flowery Branch, Georgia, Eagle Ranch is a community uniquely designed to help make life better for children and families going through a crisis. Since receiving our 501(c)(3) status in 1983 and accepting our first child in 1985, Eagle Ranch has steadily grown in its capacity to serve children. Today, we are able to provide a home for 66 children (42 boys and 24 girls) at one time.We use an integrated approach, built on Christian principles, that models home life, emphasizes education, and incorporates individual and group counseling. Boys and girls live on Eagle Ranch's peaceful 310-acre campus, giving them the space and time they need to work through their struggles.Our aim is for renewal: of the child's individual purpose and identity; of positive relationships among family members; and of hope for a more promising future for everyone we serve.
Founded
1986
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Medium
Opening doors for homeless and at- risk youth.
Covenant House serves hundreds of runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth (ages 22 and under). Since 1987, we have provided over 20,000 kids with food, emergency shelter, clothing, medical attention, individual & family counseling, educational assistance, vocational & job training services, life skills, short & long term housing, and so much more. In the past four years, our average daily census has increased from 45 to over 150 kids per night. "We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love." As a private non- profit, we are dependent on charitable donations for 80% of our funding.
Founded
1986
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Small
Guiding homeless families with young children to independence
Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children's Shelter focuses on the long term self sufficiency of the family - which sets us apart from other Atlanta homeless shelters. Since our opening, the Shelter has provided loving care for 8,000 homeless children and helped guide 5,000 homeless families to stable, self-sufficiency.
Founded
1991
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Medium
Providing Christian homes, education, and counseling to children in crisis situations
The year-round ministry of Wears Valley Ranch is to help children from crisis family situations. Our goal is to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical, and educational needs of children who, for various reasons, need a stronger family support system. Each program is designed to address one or more of these specific needs, but all of the programs operate with a common goal -- to see each person inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach his or her full potential.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Dedicated to the self-empowerment of girls
Cool Girls was founded by Dawn Smith in 1989 in response to the desperate plight of young girls living in the East Lake Meadows housing community. Cool Girls' community partners, mentors, and volunteer networks support girls in all aspects of their development by breaking the cycles of poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy. Our life skill programs develop girls into confident women through education and exposure to a broader world of opportunity. Cool Girls serves over 500 girls through our partnerships with Eleven Title 1 schools in DeKalb and Fulton Counties.
Founded
1992
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Small
Improving the quality of life within our communities
Founded in 1991, the mission of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within their communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing their diverse talents to create environments where children are motivated to achieve, and to empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities they serve. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
Founded
1998
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Small
Inspiring Achievement
Agape empowers and supports underserved families within its community to discover and embrace their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement. Agape's innovative in-school and after-school program model is complemented by Agape services and outreach that fulfill a holistic approach to guiding each child to discover and embrace their full potential.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Together we can rebuild lives.
Wellspring Living's mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls. Our programs are a refuge for women and girls who need a chance to start over. Through therapy, education, life skills and spiritual renewal, the Wellspring programs give participants recovery tools for the body, soul, and spirit.
Founded
1965
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Small
Shaping men of character since 1961
The Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) is a residential home providing Christian rehabilitation for young men seeking an alternative to incarceration. Continuing the mission set by Paul Anderson and his wife Glenda in 1961, the PAYH seeks to teach our young men that they are created by God and have a special purpose in life. We believe that young men with self-confidence and Christian character will become givers rather than takers, assets rather than liabilities. PAYH also provides help for parents of troubled teenagers, through resources, counseling, and referrals. Our unique program is designed to develop each young man spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. The daily curriculum combines biblical teaching and academic training in our accredited high school.
Founded
1960
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
To provide a quality developmental program which empowers Lakeland & Mulberry youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults. For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. Boys & Girls Club has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys. Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures as productive citizens. Since 1939, we have provided children with a positive place to go, results-oriented programming and a professional staff to guide them.
Founded
1952
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Large
The positive place for kids
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been on the forefront of youth development, working with young people from all backgrounds for 80 years. We serve an average of 3,000 youth daily at our twenty-four Clubhouses throughout Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. Our Clubs offer fun and safety for our young members while they receive support and guidance from professional youth development staff.
Founded
2001
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Small
A therapeutic group home for abused, neglected and at-risk teen girls
Founded in 1927, Brookwood Florida is a licensed therapeutic group home for adolescent girls ages 13 to 21, who come to us from throughout the state of Florida. Residents are victims of abuse, neglect, violence, family dysfunction, or homelessness. Brookwood Florida is dedicated to providing troubled adolescent girls with an alternative living environment and therapeutic program encompassing education, employability skills, independent living training and counseling that will prepare them for self-sufficiency or successful family reunification. Brookwood's treatment philosophy is a combination of cognitive, behavioral and reality therapies. The program goal is to assist troubled young women in developing skills, self-concepts and a maturity level sufficient to successfully return home or move into independent living.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves nrealy 20,000 girls in grades K-12 and nearly 8,500 adults annually in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills and cooperation with others.
Founded
1949
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Large
Where girls grow strong
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, chartered by Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), delivers the Girl Scout program in North Florida. Our mission is to builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We provide a safe place for girls to explore their world from science, technology and the environment to healthy living, personal safety and financial literacy. With offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Middleburg, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc., serves approximately 25,500 girls and adults in 16 North Florida counties from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean.
Founded
1942
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Giant
To empower children and families to experience God's love and care as revealed in the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home empowers children and families to experience God's love and care as revealed in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Children come to FUMCH because of sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment, or because of family breakdown due to divorce, drug abuse, illness, or death of a parent. Over 440 children are served by FUMCH at any given time. We provide residential care on two campuses, foster care, independent living, emergency shelter/stabilization and community early education and development. FUMCH is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation), EAGLE (a program of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries).
Founded
1951
Size
Tiny
Start Something BIG
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results, serving in Duval, Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Volusia Counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 6-18 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Matches come together through our two essential programs: community-based mentoring, and site-based monitoring. We provide full support along the way so that matches can grow into lasting friendships. More than a century since the founding of the first chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states, and in 35 countries around the world!
Founded
1957
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Medium
Where girls grow strong
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, organized in 1956, serves girls throughout Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. The Council serves more than 15,000 girls and has more than 8,000 adult volunteers. One out of every seven girls in our area is a Girl Scout. The council is a charter member of Girl Scouts of the USA, the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Founded
1959
Size
Large
Where girls grow strong
Founded in 1925, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida has been a driving force in the lives of thousands of girls. As the preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, we are proud to offer an accepting and nurturing environment where girls ages 5-17 build the character and skills needed for success in the real world. Girl Scouting helps girls discover who they are, connect with others locally and globally, and take action to make the world a better place. With a network of more than 3,000 committed volunteers and more than 40 qualified staff members, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, such as leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Founded
1959
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
Founded in 1955, The Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community's youth have access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their future. We offer programs developed by the National Boys & Girls Club Corporate Office to impact character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness, and technology skills.
Founded
1955
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Medium
It's better to build boys than to mend men
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch provides a wholesome home environment with religious, educational and vocational training for at-risk boys. These boys have no home of their own because of parental death, desertion, divorce, disability or dysfunction. Rodeheaver Boys Ranch provides these deserving young men a second chance in life and an opportunity to build a strong foundation for the future. Rodeheaver Boys Ranch has been carrying out this mission since 1950.
Founded
1946
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Medium
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade inspires and enables young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Club is a place designed solely for youth programs and activities. Clubs are open every day, after school and on weekends, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to other community programs.
Founded
1962
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Giant
Great Futures Start at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
Since 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has helped inspire hope and opportunity in those who need it most - at-risk children in our local community. We provide safe places to learn and grow for nearly 13,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 every year. At each of our 30 Clubs in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, core youth development programs are offered to meet the diverse needs and interests of our members.
Founded
1965
Size
Giant
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County joined the national Boys & Girls Clubs organization in 1965 and have grown along with the movement. We now have 13 facilities with a membership of over 13,000 youth. Our purpose is to help young people ages 7-17 improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Services and programs provide focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.
Founded
1966
Size
Tiny
The positive place for kids
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 42 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County have been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. The Clubs have actively sought to enrich the lives of young people who other youth agencies have failed to reach. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community's young people have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance lives and shape their futures.
Founded
1970
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Tiny
Empower a kid. Change the world
The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast works to inspire and empower all young people and their families, in partnership with our community, to achieve their full potential to be great. For the past forty years the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast have passed on a tradition of excellence to the next generation by empowering them to become strong adults, responsible citizens, and community leaders. We are empowering kids to achieve academic success, build good character and lead healthy lifestyles. We also encourage our community to be a part, because we believe that when you empower a kid you change the world.
Founded
1978
Size
Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
Since its inception in 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has grown from a small volunteer organization to its position today as the leading youth mentoring organization in Southwest Florida, with a history of serving more than 22,000 children and youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast serves children and youth in schools and community locations throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, including Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and West Charlotte Counties. We help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.
Founded
1974
Size
Tiny
Little moments. Big magic.
In Broward County, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children's lives since 1973. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1973
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties, our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Our vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every child who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Founded
1975
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Small
The positive place for kids
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. In Pinellas County Florida, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun.
Founded
1977
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Small
A Christian home providing a second chance for teen girls
The Lighthouse Children's Home has been operating since 1977 and is a full time Christian residential facility for teenage girls ages 13-17 who either have no home or are having discipline problems. We believe The Lord alone is the great changer of hearts, lives, and attitudes. The girls attend church every week as well as chapel services and devotion times both in the school and dorm. All of the counseling for the girls is done from a pastoral and spiritual perspective. This spiritual emphasis also includes a ministry of singing (gospel music and hymns only). The girls travel and sing all year throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Through the years the Lighthouse has recorded eleven CD's.
Founded
1981
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Medium
A home for healing teens
Founded in 1985, House of Hope is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope, healing and restoration to troubled teens, ages 13-17. House of Hope provides a residential home where teenagers are nourished, protected, healed and reconciled with their families through education, counseling and life skills training.
Founded
1982
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Small
BE THE ONE -- Volunteer, donate, advocate today!
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is part of the nation's largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, and holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. In 2015, nearly 3,000 children were paired with mentors in Hillsborough, Citrus, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk Hernando and Sumter counties.
Founded
1983
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Small
Opening doors for homeless youth
Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies. We opened in Ft. Lauderdale in 1985 and expanded to Orlando in 1995. Every day, we reach over 200 kids in Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando via our street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and walk-in and aftercare services, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida. We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love.
Founded
1985
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Tiny
Providing friendship, support, and guidance at a crucial time in a child's life.
Our service matches children from primarily one-parent households, with adult volunteers. The mentors and the children come from all walks of life. Prospective volunteers, who usually commit to an hour a week for abut a year, are carefully evaluated by agency staff. Each match is based on the needs of the child and the interests of both the child and the volunteer. Once a match is made, professional caseworkers are there to provide advice and support to help the match grow.
Founded
1988
Size
Tiny
Up this path walk God's angels
St. Gerard Campus works to provide pregnant teenagers with time and education to meet the physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges of responsible parenthood with self-confidence and self-esteem, and to equip them with the technical skills they need to compete in the marketplace. The campus serves as a maternity home for pregnant and unwed mothers, and is an accredited high school. Day-care and residential programs are available as well. All services are free and offered to everyone. Since 1981 we've helped over 45,500 mothers in crisis.
Founded
1985
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Small
Together we can change the life of a child
Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth (HANDY) was founded in 1985 to meet the fundamental needs of Broward County's foster care children. In an effort to keep families together and keep children from entering the foster care system, more children have been placed in the care of non-relative and relative caregivers under Protective Supervision. HANDY provides comprehensive, direct-service programs designed to ensure healthy childhood development by meeting emergency needs for food, clothing, and beds; independent living skills training to assist youth with the transition into adulthood; and providing educational, and independent living skills training including daily transitional living assistance and monitoring, life coaching, and rental subsidy management to assist youth with their transition into adulthood.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Helping to solve youth problems
State of Florida Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc. (SFAPAL) was formed in 1983 by five local PAL chapters: Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Miami Beach, St. Petersburg and Tampa. The Police Officers involved had a goal of developing PAL Programs in every city and county in Florida, so youth would have an opportunity to know police officers, and police officers have an opportunity to understand youth. By using athletic and education based programs during after school and weekend hours, police officers working with youth have decreased the amount of free time youth have available for negative activities. Today SFAPAL has 52 member cities and growing.
Founded
1986
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Tiny
Providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships
Founded in 1986, the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We provide professionally supported adult mentors to children and youth in our community through one of our three proven programs: Community Based Mentoring, School Based Mentoring, or Career Skills Mentoring. Being a mentor, or Big, can have an incredible impact on the life of a child. All you have to do is be there.
Founded
1991
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend was founded in 1991 to serve the needs of thousands of children and teenagers in the Big Bend area. We provide a positive and safe environment and a compelling alternative to drugs, crime and gang involvement. Our mission is “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” Our number one goal is for every single of our Club Members to graduate from high school on time with a plan for his or her future.
Founded
1996
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Small
Doing everything we can to reach people around the globe with life controlling problems
Global Teen Challenge is a service agency that exists to serve the more than 1,200 Teen Challenge programs in more than 104 countries of the world. It is our desire to provide the best and latest tools available in helping individuals with life controlling addictions. According to the United Nations, more than 250 million people worldwide struggle with drug abuse. Drug users are getting younger and their use is becoming more frequent. Alcohol and drug addictions are plaguing our nations, our cities and invading our homes. We are committed to doing everything we can to reach people around the globe with life controlling problems. Our mission is to assist in the development and implementation of Teen Challenge programs worldwide.
Founded
1998
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Medium
Preventing child abuse. Protecting children. Restoring lives.
Founded in 1998, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center works to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and restore the lives of child abuse and neglect victims. The Center provides services which prevent child abuse; reduce the trauma of sexual and physical abuse; protect and treat child abuse victims and their families while holding offenders accountable; and restore the lives and futures of abused, neglected, and drug endangered children and their families. Direct services include crisis intervention, mental health counseling, providing for the needs of children (clothes, food), and case management.
Founded
2000
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Large
Great Futures Start Here.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County currently operates three professionally staffed, fully-equipped facilities offering daily programs promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth ages 6-18. Our mission is to: inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Founded
2001
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Large
We fund and operate the Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau County, Florida.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation's mission is to fund and operate the Nassau County Boys & Girls Clubs' after school and summer programs which benefit the community's youth by providing them with a safe place to improve their academics, be engaged with positive role models and develop into confident leaders.
Founded
2001
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Tiny
Inspired by excellence. Transformed for life.
The Cathedral Arts Project mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives. We are committed to serving the youth of Northeast Florida and believe participation in the arts can be the catalyst for extraordinary change. To that end, we will continue to grow our programming until we reach our vision for tomorrow, and every child has equal access to an arts-rich education.
Founded
1965
Size
Small
Little moments. Big magic.
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami is the premier mentoring organization of South Florida, helping thousands of children each year through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with caring adult volunteers. Founded in 1958, we are one of the largest Big Brother Big Sister agencies in the country, serving more than 5,000 clients each year. Locally, we are the lead agency for America's Promise and the Governor's Mentoring Initiative. Our Mentoring Resource Center provides training and volunteer referral services to over 55 Miami-Dade County your service agencies.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Great futures start here.
Originally called the Boys Club of Jacksonville and chartered in 1962, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida began operating under its current name in 1988. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Based on the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys attending the Clubs, we provide diversified, research-based program activities in five core areas. These core service areas serve as the vehicles through which we employ our nationally tested, time-proven youth development strategy.
Founded
1968
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Large
The positive place for kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is a unique organization consisting of four Club facilities, six additional 21st Century Community Learning Centers at area Elementary and Middle Schools, and an administrative office. Our goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Every day, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County strive to improve each child's life by implementing self-esteem, courage, and positive values through all of our educational programs.
Founded
2004
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Large
At Colorado Christian Home.
Founded in 2003, Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home works with children, youth, and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and neglect. As a treatment center and K-12 school for emotionally and crisis-affected children, the Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to ensuring that these kids have the fighting chance they deserve at a satisfying and fulfilling life. They strive as professionals and concerned citizens to provide competent and caring treatment, education, and advocacy services that are community-based, family-focused, and child-centered.
Founded
1968
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Small
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Founded
1947
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Large
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley strives to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Founded
1964
Size
Tiny
Empowering girls for a better community
Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more than 60 years, Girls Inc. of Memphis has responded to the changing needs of girls through programs, research and advocacy designed to build girls' skills and self-confidence. Girls Inc. of Memphis offers informal educational programs in six core areas: careers and life planning, health and sexuality, leadership and community action, sports and adventure, self-reliance and life skills, and culture and heritage.
Founded
1954
Size
Medium
Great Futures Start Here
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. We accomplish our mission through three vehicles of service: after school programming; summer enrichment; and sport leagues. Through these vehicles we offer our Club members hope and opportunity; ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals; life-enriching programs with character development experiences; and a safe place to learn and grow.
Founded
1957
Size
Medium
Enabling young people to realize their full potential
The Mission of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens." The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga has a lineup of tested and proven nationally-recognized programs. The Club's programs meet developmental needs in five core areas: character and leadership, education and career, health and life skills, sports and fitness and the arts. These Core Programs address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Founded
1951
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Large
Where girls grow strong
The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee began its journey in 1917 in Nashville. Since then many girls and communities have become a part of the Girl Scout legacy of taking today's girls and making them the leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee comprises more than 14,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers in 39 counties. Girl Scout troops provide girls with opportunities for social interaction and new experiences. Under the guidance of trained, adult role models girls work toward individual and group goals and develop positive values.
Founded
1964
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Large
The positive place for kids
Since 1962, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis has offered leadership and support to thousands of youth ages 6-18. Through one-to-one interaction with trained adult staff, Club members learn to make positive decisions about their lives. They do better in school, stay away from drugs and gangs and begin to set personal goals for themselves, which ultimately helps them be responsible citizens of our community. We inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.
Founded
1973
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Medium
Rescuing the next generation
Founded in 1968, Hope Children's Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children 2-18. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned. Some of them have faced life situations that left them a little off track. Our purpose at Hope Children's home is to share Christ with the children and mold them into Biblically educated members of our future society. For over 47 years, Hope Children's Home has taken children in and tried to make a difference in their very impressionable lives. We feel that God has called us to help rebuild the broken lives of these children and to build the bridge, when possible, between home, parent, and child.
Founded
1992
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Medium
Serving urban children and equipping them to be leaders
Incorporated in 1991, Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) is a non-denominational, urban children and youth ministry located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our ministry grew out of a vision of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church in 1988 to serve young people in the low to moderate income community of Oakwood-Lincoln Park in North Knoxville. In 1999, EYF started a youth leadership development ministry that is now called JustLead. Our mission is to raise up a large number of just leaders who love Jesus Christ and others, maintain good health, and use their knowledge, skills, and gifts to renew their neighborhoods. Through JustLead and our other ministry opportunities, we serve young people via a growing network of urban churches.
Founded
1993
Size
Small
Great Futures Start Here
Founded in 1989, the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains offers young people what they need and want most — adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. A youth development strategy that fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
Founded
1996
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
The Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area provides a safe, supportive environment where children and youth will experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build confidence, and develop positive relationships which will help them to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens of our local and global world. Since 1996, we have provided children with a positive place to go, results-oriented programming and a professional staff to guide them. We serve 400 young people daily through six Clubs, the school systems, and outreach programs. Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent.
Founded
1999
Size
Large
A Christian ministry dedicated to serving the youth of Memphis.
Streets Ministries serves impoverished youth in the Memphis metropolitan area by unconditionally representing the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed in such a way that underserved adolescents have the opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the Good News of the Gospel, and to be empowered to live a life of obedience to God.
Founded
1956
Size
Medium
Building Christ-centered lives, one child at a time
Founded in 1954, Bethel Bible Village provides safe, nurturing and Christ-centered homes for children and families in crisis, and to equip and inspire them to live productive Christian lives. Bethel Bible Village envisions children transformed by the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and empowered to fulfill all of their God-given potential. They are committed to transforming the life of each child through competent and holistic intervention in five key areas, including spiritually, physically, intellectually, relationally and emotionally (SPIRE).
Founded
1975
Size
Large
Building girls of courage, confidence, and character
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence & character, who make the world a better place!
Founded
1970
Size
Large
Great futures start here
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (BGCCA) is to provide facilities, programs, and leadership to enable all youth to develop and achieve their maximum potential in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama provides program opportunities for 13,000 boys and girls each year. BGCCA provides after school and summer programs in six key areas: character and leadership; education and career; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness, and recreation; and outdoor environmental education. BGCCA was started in 1901 as Birmingham Boys Club, and is currently celebrating its 111th anniversary. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama was a founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1906.
Founded
1949
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Large
Raising hope, growing confidence and nurturing faith for since 1868
The Presbyterian Home for Children, recognizing the changing needs of children and families, and responding to the call of Jesus Christ to be agents of reconciliation, does hereby covenant, in reliance upon the Grace of God, to provide a ministry of comprehensive programs and services to individuals and families in order that they might become the fully functional persons whom God created them to be. We further covenant to treat each individual in need with dignity, and to bring every available resource to bear in the healing process. Our programs include child care, recreation and camps.
Founded
1955
Size
Tiny
Great futures start here
For more than 73 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama (BGCNAL) have been in the forefront of youth development by helping to strengthen communities. BGCNAL has actively sought to enrich the lives of boys and girls who have had difficulty being reached at other youth agencies. We are dedicated to ensuring our community's disadvantaged youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will fulfill our mission: to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Founded
1964
Size
Giant
Where We Believe: "It's Easier to Build Boys and Girls than Repair Men and Women."
The Alabama Sheriffs' Youth Ranches works to provide Christian, family-style residential homes for Alabama's needy, neglected, or abused, school-age children in an atmosphere where they may grow spiritually and physically into productive, responsible, and happy adults. The Ranches are actual working Ranches and require participation from the children in livestock care, farm work and lawn care. The children attend church and schools in their local communities and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as youth groups, sports and clubs. The Ranches provide each child with caregivers and a structured living environment where the children receive love, stability and a safe place to call "home."
Founded
1955
Size
Tiny
The positive place for kids
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi provides a safe place to learn and grow through life enhancing programs while building ongoing, healthy relationships with caring adults and peers. Since 1936, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi has been the leading youth development organization in the region. Annually, we serve about 2,200 youth who spend nearly 750,000 hours at our 4 Metro-area clubs and our camp near Hazlehurst. Today, thousands of boys and girls, at-risk and in need, are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals.
Founded
1969
Size
Tiny
By teaching children and inspiring families, Operation Shoestring ensures we all rise together.
Operation Shoestring is in the business of empowerment. We believe that empowered children become empowered adults; empowered adults create empowered communities; and empowered communities rise. When we invest in the children and families of our central Jackson service community, all of Jackson rises. In other words, We All Rise Together. Through an elementary to high school continuum of academic, social and emotional support through afterschool programs, summer camps and more, we're empowering our children to reach their own best potential. We also partner with people and organizations from across our city and state to bring needed services and support to our children and their families, including health screenings, financial counseling, social services and more. Find out more at www.operationshoestring.org.
Founded
1966
Size
Large
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our corporation formed to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development of all boys and girls throughout the gulf coast area. BGCGC is now offering the Healthy Choices, Brighter Future Program designed to educate our youth on at risk behaviors and to create an environment within the family and community to support youth decisions to postpone sexual activities until marriage.
Founded
1990
Size
Tiny
Mentoring urban youth outdoors.
Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills. We also rely on the support of our Summit for Someone climbers. Our SFS climbers take on two formidable commitments: mentally and physically preparing to climb one of North America's most challenging peaks, and raising thousands of dollars. All to help improve the lives of kids they might never meet.
Founded
1990
Size
Large
Great Futures Start Here
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County's mission is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County is a youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone - they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. Currently, we serve more than 2,500 members and reach out to about 4,100 other children in the community.