1864 Academy is a training and capacity building facility in Nigeria for children to develop their skills. The academy will bring together children of various social classes to ensure the sharing of class competencies through music, arts, cinema, writing, and technology. Abiola, founder of 1864 Academy, has been accepted to the Dell Summer Innovation Lab and is running this campaign to help raise the money needed for airfare from Nigeria to Boston.
The Visual Education Project is raising funds to create a long term exhibition of handmade replicas of “History of Engineering” machines. The models are used as hands-on education devices and are part of a mobile exhibit. However, the travel is causing undue stress on the machines. The Visual Education Project seeks funding to create the Centre for Engineering History where it will permanently house the exhibits.
Lenny’s Café is a vegan café and worker’s co-operative in Finsbury Park, London delivering delicious vegan dishes at reasonable prices. The funds raised through this campaign will be utilized to deliver high quality vegan meals in an area overloaded with fast food coices. As a worker’s co-op, Lenny’s Café delivers a second service to society by allowing workers more freedom and autonomy in an enjoyable work environment.
WildTender Ranch Sanctuary seeks funding to construct a Geo-Dome where workers and students can gather in warmth and comfort. WildTender Ranch is a Four Directions Sanctuary that serves the healing interaction between humans, horses, and wildlife. The funds raised will be used to purchase the earth-friendly building supplies needed to begin construction.
Spark* has reached its campaign tipping point! A dollar a year for education is a campaign to support John Taka’s project, ‘Seeds of Hope’ in which villages within Papua New Guinea raise sweet potato farms. The harvest is sold and all proceeds raised go toward paying the school fees for children in the villages. In a place were the average time spent in school is 2.9 years, this self sustaining project will help educate the youth of villages in Papua New Guinea.
Youth Awareness Resource Network (Y.A.R.N) has also tipped! This campaign is asking for funds to establish the Y.A.R.N. website and brand. Created and run by young Australians raising awareness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture, this venture utilizes resources like books, articles, and storytelling. With the funds raised, this organization will enhance brand recognition and communication through flyers, t-shirts, an improved website, business cards, and much more.
Shawn D. Ross
Shawn D. Ross is a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education he writes about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. He is also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, he wears ‘em). He is currently at work on his first feature length documentary. Follow him on twitter @shawndross and visit his websites: www.sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com
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Model NATO Youth Summit is fostering political responsibility through leadership, innovation, and strategic thinking. This is the first conference of its kind and will bring together participants from all over the world to discuss global issues. This summit will take place from July 8th-13th in Brussels, Belgium and is seeking funding to cover venue and travel expenses.
Kitechild is a non-profit organization that creates projects to ensure that orphans grow up leading happy and healthy lives. These projects help orphanages implement sustainable sources of income to improve living conditions and increase orphans’ access to education. Kitechild’s campaign, Chicken COOP, will help provide five orphanages in Kenya with the materials needed to raise their own chickens.
The CORE Academy is designed to help children build motivation through four important elements: Confidence, Ownership, Relevance, and Engagement. This motivation is developed outdoors, through martial arts, outdoor education, community service, and creative expression. CORE Academy is raising funds to build a cabin for activities purchase the recreation materials needed for the Academy to get officially up and running.
Hope Empowered utilizes creativity, mentoring, and entrepreneurship as tools to empower people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. Hope Empowered has founded the Academy for Youth Entrepreneurship, where Australian primary school students are encouraged to dream, invent, and change their world by creating micro businesses. It’s time for the Academy for Youth Entrepreneurship to expand and grow, and funds raised in this campaign will help Hope Empowered cover the costs associated with re-running a pilot program and packaging the program for national expansion and licensing.
The Alekii Centre in Kenya is empowering children who are victims of poverty and HIV/AIDS by providing them with a quality education. The HELPING Project (Hope, Education, Love, and Protection through Inspiring Goals) teaches young orphans to raise goats, sheep, pigs, and cows to provide themselves with income to support their basic needs. This campaign will fund the Alekii Centre’s purchase of these farms animals that will be used to generate income for young orphans.
The Center for Collaborative Change connects people, ideas, and resources to make Newark, NJ a thriving and safe community. The Center’s Community Youth Mapping Project mobilizes the youth as catalysts for positive community change. In teams, they go through their neighborhoods and identify resources and opportunities that exist. Help Youth Revitalize Newark—this campaign will help the Center hire a staff of three to support this youth project.
CA Bikes Academy teaches at-risk youths in the Bay Area how to make and repair bikes—marketable skills that they can use when looking for jobs. In addition, the bikes that are made through this program are sent to Africa through CA Bikes Uganda, where they are distributed to people in need. This campaign will help get CA Bikes Academy up and running, providing funding for a work space and tools.
Bus of Books provides young people in the rural and remote indigenous communities of Australia with the resources they need to learn how to read, and, henceforth, succeed. Bus of Books puts books into the hands of young people in remote regions of Australia and encourages schools, communities, and businesses to provide community service through book drives and fundraising events. December 8th is Youth Literacy Day—this campaign will help schools celebrate this day by providing them with books to help youths learn to read.
Youth Awareness Resource Network (YARN) builds relationships through the power of a story. It encourages relationship building between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians through the power of story and engagement. This campaign will help YARN build its website and establish its brand through marketing.
Social entrepreneurs, have all these new campaigns inspired you to start your own good? Do you have a social enterprise, a non-profit, or an amazing idea that needs some momentum to take off? Visit our site to find out how to start your own campaign today. Still have questions? We have answers—check out our FAQ section.