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GOOD Maker Challenge Winners: 5 More Nonprofits That Are Changing Young Lives (Part 3)


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Recently, we asked our community to nominate youth-focused nonprofits to participate in the Give for Youth Challenge on GOOD Maker. Give for Youth, a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with GlobalGiving, helps nonprofits reach new donors and crowd fund for their projects.


The community voted and selected the top 20 organizations, and each now has the opportunity to fundraise on Give for Youth. From March 18 to 27, Microsoft will match funds raised up to $100,000 across the 20 featured organizations. Now is your chance to help bring their projects to life. By making a donation on Give for Youth, you are supporting young people with opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Take a look at five of the top twenty finishers, and be sure to check back as we continue to highlight the inspiring organizations you voted for.

LIFE Humane Heroes Club

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An after-school program, Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) Humane Heroes Club teaches children about the role animals play in our lives. Their goal is “to create a generation of young people dedicated to the work of building more humane communities for animals and for all of us.” Through their after-school activities and curriculum, the organization educates children about the human-animal bond and advocates in their communities for animals in need. Learn more here about their successful humane education programs, and how they plan to further animal education for youths.

To donate now, click here.

Do Something

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Through their Boot Camps, Do Something brings together community leaders under age 25 with activists and social entrepreneurs. Through a day of networking and training Camp attendees gain the “tools to grow and sustain their ideas, projects and organizations.” Do Something is hoping to raise funds to secure a venue to host 250 change agents in San Francisco, a city where there’s never been a Boot Camp before. Learn more about their plans and how they’re helping youth here.

To donate now, click here.

Camp Shout Out

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Camp Shout Out holds a week long camp in Holton, Michigan to bring together youth with fluency disorders and speech therapists and graduate students. Together they learn, teach and empower one another in a safe and fun environment. Camp Shout Out hopes to raise funds to bring awareness to stuttering, as well as expand their camps across the country to help more school aged children. Learn more about their plans here.

To donate now, click here.

The SPOT

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A youth center in St. Louis, The SPOT offers free medical and social services to 13 to 24 year olds. Through their Youth ACTION! program they want to train and develop youth leaders to mentor and inspire other young people in the St. Louis community. They hope to gain funding to support the program as well as offer greater visibility to their work. To learn more about the services The SPOT offers youth go here.

To donate now, click here.

Burning Through Pages

Burning Through Pages works to provide youths with books. The kids in the program are allowed to take ownership of their books and reading – they can fold the pagers, highlight and write in the books. Through comic books, novels and book clubs the nonprofit tries to spark every child’s interest in reading. Through funding they hope to get more books, as well as start new projects for the kids. Learn more about their program and the kids they reach here.

To donate now, click here.

This is the third post in a series of four. Take a look at the first and second post. You can donate to any of the causes above, as well as others from the Give for Youth GOOD Maker challenge here.

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