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I Was a Millennial Mentor at Citywide Speed Mentoring Day

By Rita Papadogiannis, CSR Coordinator at Viacom
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As a twenty-something woman, my generation is more commonly associated with avo-toast and Keeping Up With The Kardashians rather than exceptional community service. So, when I was recently given the opportunity to support the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative through Viacom's participation in “Good for Me.

WATCH | Las Vegas Sands Raises Critical Funds, Heightens Awareness and Inspires At-Risk Youth at Charity Concert Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Artist Jason Mraz

The second annual INSPIRE concert, presented by Sands Cares, netted more than $200,000 for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
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Las Vegas, NV, July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The second annual INSPIRE charity concert brought in Jason Mraz fans and charity supporters from across the country to raise funds for Sands Cares Accelerator Program members: the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY).

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Team CXWorks - Access to Employment

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Team CXWorks partnered with Tech Impact to develop a curriculum for a call centre training programme in Nevada to support unemployed young adults. The team volunteered 250+ hours to deliver vocational training, resulting in employment being secured. In Nevada, almost 10% of young adults aged 16-24 are unemployed. Tech Impact provides workforce development programmes to disadvantaged youths in Wilmington, DE and Las Vegas, NV. Working with Tech Impact, Barclays colleagues created a curriculum for call centre training to establish a hiring pipeline in Nevada.

Duke Energy Partners with Indiana Schoolchildren to Build Rain and Butterfly Gardens at Floyd County Park

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About 30 volunteers from Duke Energy paired with Floyd County third- and fourth-graders to create rain and butterfly gardens at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, Floyd County’s new 35-acre park.

Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Ten young inventors compete for $25,000 and the title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ in the nation’s premier science competition
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Silver Spring, MD, Thursday, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Young minds dream big, and when given the opportunity, they have the innate ability to spark change for the betterment of communities large and small. Today, Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) announced 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist).

Arrow Electronics Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit in Denver Youth

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For the fifth year, Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week. JA Business Week, a week-long camp for high school students, allows teens to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s business leaders. The unique project-based program focuses on practical applications and real-world problem solving.

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Name Grand Prize Winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

Utah teen to receive $10,000 for his public service announcement on dangers of youth opioid misuse.
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Washington D.C., Thursday, June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education awarded Porter Christensen of Pine View High School in Utah (Washington County School District), the grand prize for the annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge.

The KFC Youth Foundation and StreetWork Partner to Help High Risk Youth in Australia

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Learn more about StreetWork, a partner of The KFC Youth Foundation, and the incredible work they do to help high risk youth in Australia.

Click here to learn more about the KFC Youth Foundation

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