Our Gay-Straight Alliance brings together LGBTQ+ youth and straight peers. Through free flowing conversations, our straight peers can understand how to be helpful and knowledgeable allies. We discuss daily struggles and work together to build an environment of awareness and empathy. It is through these conversations, students on campus can normalize and promote attitudes of kindness, tolerance and inclusion. Our fellow LGBTQ students are able to connect and discuss similar struggles with each other, allowing them to feel validated, understood and not alone. Students are given a safe place where they can be vulnerable and support one another.
Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Our programs enable them to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their family, and community.
The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems.
Founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and our allies, we create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders.
Founded in 2013, BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people. BYP100 was, at one point, just a hashtag for the 2013 “Beyond November Movement Convening” developed through the vision and leadership of Cathy Cohen.
Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Our mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
iFeminist encourages research on diverse women from around the world and throughout time to change the narrative regarding women's contributions to society. Each article contributes to a larger database of women in history. We are high school students aimed at changing the face of history by conducting our own research projects.
D.A.F.T Youth Services Inc. aims to eradicate the school to prison pipeline by improving social and educational outcomes for New York students of a marginalized community through preventative measures that address disruptive behaviors, while creating positive school environments, increasing equity, and eliminating racial disparities.
This combination of life lessons and skillsets taught by mentors and more hands-on, entrepreneurial projects will provide the perfect curriculum to launch these students into a path where they can create a better life for themselves and elevate themselves out of poverty. We want to show these kids that they can meet their full potential and create the change within Lebanon that their leaders failed to provide.
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