Meet the Del Oro High School Future Farmers of America Team! They’ve built an aquaponics greenhouse system at their school to help supply the school and the community with fresh vegetables and to teach alternative methods of food production to the students. With your help they can increase production to feed more students fresh, local produce and develop a related agricultural science and associated (STEM) curriculum to scale their work.
“You can’t do that, you are a girl.” “Why are you crying? Boys don’t cry.” Gender roles, subliminal media, and living comfortably outside typical male/female identities are only a few of the issues these young people discuss in their upcoming documentary and music CD. Help support the students of the Canal Alliance Youth Scholarship Program and its partner, ForWords, share their voices and music to create a documentary, music score, and theme song for their diverse immigrant community. The outcome—to help students explore how they can truly be themselves and make choices that might be outside of traditional gender roles.
Help support the Filmmakers for Change, a team of over twenty elementary students from the Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, to shoot and produce an instructional video to educate 150,000+ residents about the various new locations for hazardous waste and hard-to-recycle materials within the city limits. The students were given special permission by the City of Elk Grove to produce the film, empowering them to rally the community to utilize the new Special Waste Collection Center to protect their environment.
Help us launch 100 blended learning labs in 2013 in the USA and India. Team Zaya is on a mission to provide world-class personalized online education to economically disadvantaged children ages 6-13 years old in poor neighborhoods worldwide through Zaya "hubs" and Zaya "labs" – bringing the online education revolution to the bottom of the pyramid. This pilot project will show that we can empower and train women to run afterschool programs that will not only create sustainable jobs for those women but also address a critical worldwide educational and societal need.
In Mali, one in five children dies before his or her fifth birthday, and many children who make it past that age are frequently sick due to lack of proper hygiene at home and at school. Members of the youth association Dugu Yelen in Bamako, Mali, have decided to do something to combat the problem in their town. They need your support as they conduct an awareness and action campaign, including education and hygiene kits for parents and schools to increase the health and well being of their community!
The Pay It Forward team at the McDonogh School has expanded their reach to include helping students in the community of Srirampuram, India, get much needed school supplies for special needs students and dictionaries for students and young adults trying to prepare for college. See how the first and fifth grade classes have collaborated to make a difference.