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Support 826NYC at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids 826NYC is dedicated to helping students, ages six to eighteen, strengthen their writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our work is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. www.826nyc.org
   
Support America SCORES New York at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids America SCORES New York inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities through year-round after-school programming based on a nationally standardized curriculum of soccer, poetry and service learning. www.newyorkscores.org
   
Support Atlas: DIY at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Atlas: DIY, Developing Immigrant Youth, is a cooperative empowerment center for immigrant youth and their allies. Atlas accomplishes our mission by: (1) collaborating with young people to provide direct services in legal, educational, career and life skills realms, (2) developing young people's individual strengths and encouraging them to become community agents through a cooperative model, and (3) constructing an online hub of legal information and self-advocacy tools that youth across the United States can easily access and understand. www.atlasdiy.org
   
Support Behind the Book at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Behind the Book motivates young people to become enthusiastic readers by connecting them to contemporary writers and illustrators. Working in underprivileged New York City public schools, Behind the Book brings published authors into the classroom to teach a series of workshops that educate and inspire students, and culminate in the publication of a writing project. These innovative residencies address the urgent need to engage children and youth with reading and writing as a first step towards life-long literacy. www.behindthebook.org
   
Support CITYarts at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaic. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers, educates, and connects youth and children locally and around the world to become active participants in realizing their potential and transforming communities. www.cityarts.org
   
	
Support Fresh Youth Initiatives at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI) offers opportunities for urban youth to connect with their community and to become concerned, active citizens. FYI's mission is to support and encourage the efforts of young people in Washington Heights and Inwood to design and carry out community service projects, develop leadership skills, fulfill their potential, and realize their dreams. www.freshyouth.org
   
Support GallopNYC at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids GallopNYC improves the lives of children and adults in New York City facing developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding. Programs are based on good horsemanship, sound riding principles, and therapeutic riding and hippotherapy standards that are approved by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. www.gallopnyc.org
   
   
Support Highbridge Voices at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Highbridge Voices is an extended-day music and academic program designed to inspire excellence in the lives of children. Founded in 1998, the organization serves the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, historically part of one of the most impoverished Congressional districts in the United States. Using a rigorous choral experience as a springboard, Highbridge Voices fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment in the youth of the community through high-quality musical experiences, academic support and enrichment, and a foundation of values geared to prepare each child for success in grade school, college, and life. www.highbridgevoices.org
   
Support Move This World at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Move This World builds resilient communities through creative expression as a vehicle to transform conflict, violence and bullying. In-school trainings and programmatic support create a safe environment for healthy self-expression, allowing students to re-direct their energy into creativity instead of violence and teachers to actively shape their school culture. By partnering with Move This World, schools decrease suspensions and incident reports, increase attendance, improve educator morale and retention, and provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in college and the workplace. Their programs encourage a world in which individuals are able to better understand, engage, express and manage their emotions healthily. movethisworld.org
   
The Parris Foundation The Parris Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and fostering awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) via scholarships and their S.T.E.M.ulatingMinds Summer Camp and Weekend Enrichment Program. The Parris Foundation services disenfranchised communities by providing STEM education, offering scholarships to students from low-income backgrounds pursuing a college degree in a STEM discipline, and collaborating with organizations to improve access to technology for low-income families. www.theparrisfoundation.org
   
Support Play Rugby at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Play Rugby USA was founded in New York City in 2003, to deliver a transformational sports education experience to urban youth through rugby. Play Rugby started with a weekend program serving 75 children from a homeless shelter in Brooklyn, and has since expanded their programming to 140 schools and community-based organizations. Play Rugby offers various sports-leadership academies that engage students off the field, through tutoring, service-learning, community activities, and more. www.playrugbyusa.com
   
Support Roads To Success at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Roads to Success aims to promote the academic, social, emotional, and professional development of youth by delivering enriching academic and recreational programming, as well as a college access and career development curriculum. We engage young minds from Kindergarten through young adulthood to foster self-confidence, maturity, responsibility, and positive self-expression to encourage students to build pathways to the fulfillment of their goals. www.roadstosuccess.org
   
You Gotta Believe! You Gotta Believe! strives to find adoptive parents for young adults, teens, and pre-teens before they age out of the foster care system and run the extremely high risk of becoming homeless. People interested in adopting are invited to a 10-week parenting course to help figure out if a lifetime family commitment to the teen is something they are ready to do. You Gotta Believe is the only organization in the U.S. that solely limits its practice to finding young adults, teens, and pre-teens in the foster care system permanent parents and families. www.yougottabelieve.org
   
 
 
 







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