Current Finalists – Vote By 6/23/19
YOUTH AUDIENCES ARTS FOR LEARNING (VA)
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) is a youth-based organization that offers a substantial range of educationally linked, hands-on and interactive art experiences for students in Virginia. YAV’s performance-assemblies and long term immersive after-school programs provided arts integrated programming that elevates both the educational and arts communities. $5,000 would enable YAV to engage and inspire more youth, adolescents, and young adults IN and THROUGh the arts. YAV.org/
FEAR 2 FREEDOM
Every minute and a half, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Fear 2 Freedom works with colleges and universities to build Aftercare Kits, which are given to survivors of sexual assault after their potentially traumatic medical treatment. Survivors’ clothes are often taken as evidence, and Fear2 Freedom ensures that survivors don’t have to leave the hospital in paper scrubs. Fear 2 Freedom Aftercare Kits cost thirty dollars to produce, so with a grant of $5,000 we can donate 166 Aftercare Kits to a deserving community partner or hospital.
THE 31HEROES PROJECT
The mission of 31 Heroes Project is to raise money and awareness through social and athletic events to support the families of Extortion 17 and honor their legacy by funding the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. We rely on the support of our community and receive no federal funding. Our vision is to create opportunities for the families to create healthier lifestyles and provide financial relief in times of need. 31Heroes.org/