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The Allstate Foundation Encourages Youth Empowerment with Good Starts Young Program

by Jan Lee
Article

Mary-Pat Hector was 13 years old when she decided she had to do something to stop the gun violence that was riddling her Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood.

Hopeworks Elects Brian Simmermon to Its Board

Subaru of America, Inc. CIO to Help Lead Technology-Focused Youth Development Organization
Press Release

CAMDEN, N.J..  October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hopeworks, a nonprofit youth training and development organization, has announced that it has elected Brian Simmermon to its Board of Directors. Simmermon is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Subaru of America, Inc.  In his role as a member of the Board, Simmermon will be responsible for developing a strategic vision for the organization and providing oversight. 

ArtPrize Facebook Voting Begins for High School Student Competition

Consumers Energy sponsoring annual art student competition
Article

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Facebook voting for a contest featuring the artwork of 10 Grand Rapids high school students is adding to the buzz surrounding the kickoff of ArtPrize 10 on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The winner of the ArtPrize 10 SmartArt People's Choice Award will be determined by the most Facebook reactions, including likes, loves, shares, etc.

Read the full article, and view the image gallery, on MLive.com.

 

 

Beyond Selfies: African Youth Vow to Restore the Continent’s Landscapes

Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark restoration of Africa’s degrading landscapes
Blog

by Cathy Watson

On 27-28 August, over 60 youth from a dozen African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Aged 18-35, they ranged from students to farmers to leaders of NGOs, small start-ups and rural enterprises. But they shared one goal – getting “restoration ready”.

Riding Hope’s Trail

Bentonville Sales Office champions new bike trail for kids in need
Blog

By Mary Burich

There were smiles all around Aug. 30, as members of the Hormel Foods Bentonville (Ark.) Sales Office helped dedicate a new bike trail, a gift to some of the town’s youngest and most deserving residents.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks off Sept. 8

National nonprofit issues nationwide call to action to plant native species, pollinators this fall
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its seventh annual National Planting Day.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School in National K-12 Recycling Competition
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., August 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, announces the launch of the eighth annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition. Registration for this incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Xylem Partners with Manchester City Football Club

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Last month, Xylem partnered with Manchester City Football Team to work together in solving water. At one event, Xylem volunteers, along with coaches and players from Manchester City Football Club and the New York City Football Club, teamed up to support New York City’s city-wide efforts to promote youth soccer programs in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Almost 100 children between the ages of 7-13 enjoyed soccer training from professional coaches and participated in a water conservation program, which highlighted the importance of water conservation.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: The JOBLINGE Mentors Team Helps Provide Access to Employment

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Colleagues in Hamburg and Frankfurt partnered with the JOBLINGE Foundation to support over 124 people to find a job through mentoring and CV workshops, achieving 77% job placements as a result. In Germany, 500,000 young people are unable to find jobs or apprenticeships despite a shortage of skilled workers. In response, colleagues established a partnership with the JOBLINGE Foundation, who support young people aged 16-25 struggling to find employment on their own.

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