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Five ways that charities support kids & youth

Grace Bonifacio August 25, 2016

The first day of school is just around the corner! It’s a great time of year to think of the organizations that help children and youth succeed in school, fine arts, athletics, and more. In celebration of back to school season, we are applauding some of the many charities that do amazing things for kids.


Education and Mentorship
Aside from schools supporting kids in their growth and development, there are also a variety of charitable groups that offer guidance and mentorship beyond the classroom. Many strive to improve the educational outcome of students in school by providing additional training and resources to educators and parents.

In addition to organizations that support the efforts of schools, there are also charities that offer mentorship programs for kids. Not only does it encourage them to excel in school, they also empower these young individuals to be leaders in their schools and communities and create long-lasting relationships between mentor and mentee.

Charities to check out

Fine Arts
Arts education matters. There are many charities that support and encourage the creative spirits of young artists. Aside from helping with the development of creative skills, it also encourages children to think critically and grow their self-esteem.

Without a doubt, these charities do a great job of encouraging young individuals to think outside of the box.

Charities to check out

Health and Wellness
Health is an incredibly important aspect of a child’s growth. A nutritious diet is crucial for a child’s physical and mental wellbeing. However, there are some who don’t have the same access to nutrition as others. Some inner city schools rely on breakfast and lunch programs during the school week. A big challenge can be finding the same access to food outside of the school calendar.

There are a handful of organizations that provide this sort of support for kids who need it. With adequate nutrition, children are better prepared to take on the challenges of school and are on track for being healthy, happy kids.

Charities to check out


Sports and Athletics
Much like the arts, sports and athletic programs provide children opportunities for growth. In addition to keeping kids active, these programs also teach kids about teamwork, confidence, and sportsmanship.

There are also organizations that help train kids to play better, all while giving back to the community. Play Better is a great platform that empowers young athletes to earn charitable rewards for organizations that matter to them when they reach milestones in their sports training.

Charities to check out


International Causes
There are many issues that affect children and youth both near and far, and a lot of great organizations provide support to international communities, ensuring that their children have the necessary resources to succeed.

These organizations also help to empower children and youth to be active global citizens by shedding light on different issues and encouraging them to create the change they wish to see in the world.

Charities to check out


What you can do to support these types of charities
Youth-based charities and organizations have incredible value for families and the community. They enrich the lives of youth and inevitably contribute to their successes. Getting involved and volunteering provides a first-hand look at the impact these organizations are creating for children and youth. Of course, you can also support these charities through donations and fundraising.

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