Discover Projects Kids Connect Make Connections

Kids in the U.S. have raised $30,000 to support grassroots development around the world

‘Tis the season of giving and World Connect is so proud of the work being done by its young volunteers across the country to help build a better world. World Connect’s Kids Connect program promotes global citizenship by introducing young people to the challenges faced by developing world communities and engaging students in raising awareness and funding for locally-led grassroots solutions to development challenges. World Connect’s Kids Connect program offers schools an easy way to integrate global learning and citizenship into the academic curriculum, community service objectives, and after-school programming. Since 2009, students at more than 25 schools have raised more than $30,000 in direct support of World Connect projects. From bake sales to movie nights, concerts to collecting spare change, selling bracelets to holding raffles, kids and teens across the U.S have expanded their learning outside of the classroom and educated their communities about grassroots development. Kids Connect has grown from just a couple of schools five years ago to nearly 30 schools today and we aim to reach 50 schools and $50,000 by the end of the 2014-2015 school year! Join us!

“Participating in Kids Connect was such an important step for me in affirming my life-long commitment to service. Starting the Club at Bay View was my first time organizing, my first leading, and my first time learning in depth about the challenges that women and children are up against in many countries. My experience was so positive, it’s made me want to do so much more!” - Lauren Nadeau, Kids Connect Club founder, Saint Mary Academy-Bay View, Riverside, RI. The Club, now led by Lauren’s sister Megan, has raised more than $4,000 since 2009. As a sophomore at Brandeis, Lauren continues to make a difference. Read about how Lauren helped re-open a community center in Prospect Hill Terrace, the largest low-income housing development in Waltham, MA.


What they’re working on now…


Chapin School

Students at Chapin School in NYC have created an
iBook cookbook to raise funds to support women entrepreneurs who are launching cooking and baking businesses, such as the
Wood oven Baking for Alternative Income and
Cooking up Empowerment projects.
Learn more

Community Partnership Charter Middle School

Students at CPCS in Brooklyn will hold their first fundraiser Monday, where they will sell empanadas and pupusas, which were provided at a discounted price from a local Salvadoran restaurant. Funds raised will support the
Crocheting for Community project in El Salvador.
Learn more

Clarksburg High School

Students at Clarksburg in Maryland are planning their first fundraiser in support of the
Supporting Sports and Healthy Lifestyles in Hato Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. This is the second year that the students are participating in Kids Connect.
Learn more

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