Education & Empowerment
Signature Programs That Promote Education and Empowerment
At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a rich variety of effective, carefully-vetted charitable programs. Several of our Signature Programs focus on amplifying the good by promoting education and empowerment.
When you click the “Click to Give” button on GreaterGood or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds schooling and supplies for young people in need.
Learn more about all our signature programs that promote Education and Empowerment below and how they are improving the lives of shelter pets. See updates from these important programs here.
Girls' Voices operates under the belief that girls deserve an education, all girls have a voice, and those voices can change the world. The program works to amplify those voices by providing media training that allows girls to share their stories and ideas for positive change. As they hone their storytelling abilities, they may also win scholarships to help them learn more and make these world-changing dreams a reality.
Those involved in the program say it helps girls become more confident in themselves and be more open in sharing their experiences. To date, participants have addressed a variety of important issues, including education, air pollution, community health, and drug abuse.
Since its beginnings, Girls' Voices has encouraged more than 2,000 girls from 100-plus countries across the globe to share their voices. This has led to more than $210,000 in scholarships.
Matènwa Community Learning Center
Teaching children in their own language and with their own culture in mind enhances their learning experience. That's the idea behind the innovative Matènwa Community Learning Center in Haiti. MCLC combines Creole instruction rather than French, open-air classrooms, and an environment free of standards from other countries, in order to educate children in a nation that can often struggle with education attainment.
Our partnership with MCLC has helped students graduate, with many hoping to bring further improvements to their community. Our contributions have also helped retain and train quality teachers and provide a variety of supplies, including textbooks, pencils, and notebooks.
Several of our other programs have found their way to these students, including Girls' Voices. Over the years, they've also benefitted from a program providing eggs to families, which was helped along by more than $50,000 of your donations.
George Floyd Scholarship
When George Floyd Jr. was killed during an encounter with a police officer, who continued to hold his knee against Floyd's neck despite Floyd's plea that he couldn't breathe, the systemic inequities in our justice system were again brought to light. This brought an even stronger ferver to the Black Lives Matter movement and outraged Americans across the nation.
After Floyd's murder, the University of Minnesota launched a scholarship in his name. It will be awarded to underrepresented students pursuing careers in law. We've committed to matching the first $100,000 contributed to the fund over its first four years.
Those behind the scholarship fund hope that students who benefit from it will join with others in the Minnesota Law community to advocate for racial justice and equality.
As you can see, your actions can make a huge difference in the lives of students.
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