We motivate kids into acting for others through exciting programs, eg kids who save even $1/mo, can use their PhiCoins (PHI-lanthropy COINS) to win auctions to talk with celebrities. The $1 also enables them to save 20 children from blindness. We hope such an experience will create social responsibility in the youth by illustrating the immense difference small actions can make. Our interactive Internet portal is carefully designed specifically for this task. Kids can select from a variety of causes to donate to- health, education, etc. from over 19 countries worldwide.
Our purpose is to further immigrant parents' awareness of their rights to translation and interpretation services in NYC public schools, in order to provide greater opportunities for meaningful involvement in their children's education. Through collaboration with individual schools, we hold community educational outreach events to inform parents of the availability of language access services, which enhance their ability to navigate the public school system.
We are going to hold sport swaps twice per year where families can buy gently used sports equipment for much less than retail prices. The money that the swap makes will go toward "sportships" to help pay the sign up fees for our town and school sports for families in need of a little help. This way, more kids in our community can play organized sports and be a part of a TEAM. The families will save on the cost of sports equipment and be able to sign their kids up for free in many cases. The equiplment for the sports swap is either donated or consigned.
Our venture provides party packages for disadvantaged children. Each package contains the nessessary parts of a successful party, including streamers, plates, a cake, frosting, and even a present for the birthday girl or boy. Also, the second part of our venture involves helping more fortunate families in our communities throw birthday parties for their own children by offering our supplies, services, and entertainment to make this year's the most memorable party ever. We charge for these parties in order to sustain the non-profit parties.
Our venture idea is to educate our community in ways that they can protect themselves and loved ones in the event of a natural disaster or in an emergency situation. Our focus would be to provide bilingual (Spanish and English) first aid and disaster preparedness trainings. We want to help people realize they can do something to protect themselves and save other people's lives when it comes to natural disasters and medical emergencies.
Team Ultimate is aimed towards preadolescence aged inner-city girls. We meet once a week for roughly 8 weeks (which makes up one "session"), to teach the sport of ultimate Frisbee and use it as a tool to touch upon other important life skills, such as teamwork, respect for others, and self confidence. Most recently, we worked with Girls Inc. in Worcester, MA. We also use journals and do team building activities to stress these skills. At the end of each session, each girl receives a Frisbee and the journal she had been writing in during the session.
Always Ready Kids is a youth organization that helps kids prepare for the unexpected such as minor injuries or even disasters. We do this by conducting safety-related projects, such as speaking to kids about how to prepare for disasters,handing out safety pamphlets, and distributing safety packets that include basic preparedness items. ARK also plays a part in disaster relief efforts such as raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami of Southeast Asia.
SIRUM will utilize real time, simple information technology to connect clinics and hospitals with charitable suppliers to ensure that usable medicine reaches under-served communities. SIRUM will accomplish this by acting as an online exchange that streamlines the process of matching demand for medicine in areas of need with the excess supply from pharmaceutical companies. The SIRUM online demand/supply matching solution reduces overhead, logistical, and administrative costs, permitting funding to go directly towards getting the right medicine to the right clinics.
As teenagers, who respect ourselves, we noticed that there is a serious problem with retailers marketing alcohol, other drugs and bad choices to teenagers. As proud Youth Service members, The Wall of Fame and Shame campaign was designed to alert our communities to what retail stores sell to our youth. Our venture directly addresses the need for responsible marketing towards youth. We want retailers to know that we hold them to higher standards, and we want them to be responisble in their marketing to youth.
The Disability Awareness Team goal is to educate people on the challenges faced by the visually and hearing impaired community. We are learning sign language and are planning to take braille classes so we can teach others the way the deaf and blind communicate. We are planning to have one week in March at our school that will be dedicated to showing the student body what we have learned so they can gain new knowledge about the deaf and blind. We are going to visit deaf and blind social clubs, interview the people there, and retell their experiences to our classmates.