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When deciding where to give grants, traditional philanthropy institutions rely on staff expertise, research studies and data published by universities to make their decisions. With issues surrounding youth and education, its not uncommon to hear from foundation presidents, politicians and billionaire benefactors most prominently. Too often overlooked is the expertise of the youth themselves. For everyday givers, taking into account the lived experience of those you aim to support is essential.
The young folks have something to say. Will you listen?

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Young Action.

image credit: Illustration by Robin Carnilius // The TRiiBE
Adults are refusing to acknowledge the voices of young Black and Brown people when we say how having CPD in schools makes us feel unsafe and afraid. It doesn’t matter if we’re calm and collected or if we’re screaming from the top of our lungs: they dismiss what we’re saying because of their ideals. —Trinity Colon
A student advocate in the #CopsOutCPS movement for police-free schools writes for the TRiiBE: We must strive to protect and value all of our students.

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Over 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration in their lifetime. We Got Us Now is a national organization built by, led by and about children of incarcerated parents.


Young Study.

New research examining factors that drive both leadership cultivation and opportunities for Black and Latinx girls shows the are ready to lead.

Young Art.

Students enrolled in high school or a GED program within the five boroughs New York City are invited to apply for the Studio Museum in Harlem Teen Leadership Council.

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Artists Maya Cavner and Ethan Switall have curated #BlackArtMatters, a multigenerational coloring book highlighting the work of Black contemporary artists. Half the proceeds of the book will pay contributing artists and the other half will be donated to Brave Space Alliance.

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Happy Book Lover’s Day!

“COMBINING STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH) WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE IS WHAT KEEPS ME MOTIVATED – I LITERALLY WANT TO CHANGE THE FACE OF STEM.“ - Sasha Ariel Alston

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