- Innovative (i.e., people often ask PMD/me and Nancy for advice for bar/bat mitzvah and confirmation projects after they are unable to locate useful information online)
- Achievable with $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 due to PMD’s and Nancy’s experience and networks, and
- will certainly have a lasting and broad, positive Impact.
See project description below.
Produce appreciable results and generate tools and materials while conserving recipient charities’ limited resources,
Educate volunteers about broader issues, and
Bring people together to make a difference.
Project Idea #03770
Tried and True: Plans for Teens to Save the World
Unedited project description below. Rules limit online descriptions to
1,000 words and do not let us name People Making a Difference (PMD).
Although many teens have the time, interest and inclination to engage in meaningful community service, it is very challenging for them to do so. Most volunteer programs aren’t geared to teens’ abilities or availability. Despite the many obstacles, some teens, teachers, youth group advisors, etc. have succesfully found ways to engage teens in making their communities a better place. We propose building a web site where teens and those who love them can share their sucessful blue prints for volunteer projects that really work. The project tasks, timeline, cost, and other crucial information would be available to those around the world to replicate in their own communities.
To obtain and to share a wide variety of community projects of all sizes
and scopes, we will conduct a massive outreach effort to synagogues, churches, other faith-based groups, youth group leaders, teachers, etc. So that we can obtain useful, detailed, and complete information, we will offer a donation the 501-c-3 charity served by the project, in honor of the teen or adult organizer, as an incentive for sharing unique community projects.