Children & youth

 

Adopt Us Kids -- Cooperative agreement with The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, and the Dept. of Health & Human Services. www.adoptuskids.org/

Afghan Children's Fund -- A National Geographic Society fund to expand the Society's grant-making efforts to serve all children in Afghanistan. www.nationalgeographic.com/donate/afghan-childrens-fund.html

Children's Defense Fund -- Its mission is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. www.childrensdefense.org

Gay Straight Alliance Network -- A youth-led organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to: create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions, educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools. www.gsanetwork.org

Great Beginnings -- Website of MaryEllen Jirak, author of The Gift of ADD, speaker, teacher of children with many assorted differences, and parent of an ADD child. All the information you need to create fresh stories and talk shows. www.gr8beginnings.com

Invest in Kids -- Educational campaign on behalf of California's at-risk youth. It is a comprehensive initiative designed to make a tangible difference in the lives of low-income children. Bolstered by a support network of parent, mentor, and advocate, and provided with a scholarship by a business or individual donor, the youth can bypass the lure of drugs, alcohol, gangs, or early pregnancy to create a safe and happy life of accomplishment and contribution. www.investinkids.net

K12 Wired Foundation -- Website of the Marina Orth Foundation (in the United States called the K12 Wired Foundation). A 501.c3 non-profit organization that serves underprivileged schools in Colombia. www.k12wired.com/

Middle East Children's Alliance -- NGO working for peace and justice in the Middle East. www.mecaforpeace.org

One Laptop per Child -- Give a laptop. Change the world. http://laptop.org/en/

Touch the Future -- Educational organization dedicated to raising well-adjusted, happy and creative children. Our goal is to model Optimum Learning Relationships between children and adults by applying what athletes and martial artists call The Zone, researchers call Flow and children call Play to parenting and education. www.ttfuture.org