On which of the following California counties does your project focus its impact? (check all that apply):
San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, Other.
How does your idea help cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change?
Youngzine opens young minds to the interconnected, interdependent world we live in. We take important news and events shaping our world, and through it help children understand the underlying context or concepts. Youngzine believes that doing so will help the future generation develop the questioning and critical thinking skills important to their future.
A driving force behind our endeavor is the fact that we are living in a global world, where success will be defined by the ability to build bridges across different cultures and opinions. To that end, we engage and inspire children about societal and environmental issues, and connect them with their peers around the world to help them see the same issue from different points of view.
Tell us about your partnerships
Youngzine has partnered with Curriki and Knovation, two leaders in open content solutions for classrooms.
Curriki, an online, free, open educational resource (OER), promotes Youngzine's content among its 9.9 million registered users, to create lesson plans.
Knovation, a leader in search and content solutions for schools, profiles Youngzine's articles in their current events section. Over 16 million students use Knovation.
We will need to continue building awareness of and promoting Youngzine in classrooms. This will require us to hire marketing and outreach resources.
We would like to expand Youngzine's content, building features to improve teacher-student experience, expand on our thought leader series and more, all of which will require funding. Ultimately, funding will determine how much more we can do.
Does your project use any of the following approaches to cultivate community members as empathetic and collaborative leaders?
creating a safe space, developing emotional competency, collective problem-solving, identifying shared values and differences, enabling action.