Youth

Asheville Jewish Community Center

The Asheville Jewish Community Center welcomes people from every background and belief to participate in our educational, cultural and wellness programs. JCC programs reach thousands of individuals every year and include our five-star-rated early childhood center, after-school program and summer day camp, as well as a fully inclusive summer camp experience for children with autism. […]

$ 5155 raised so far.

Asheville Museum of Science

Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) supports the advancement of science education in Western North Carolina through hands-on, interactive exhibits and programming for all ages.  AMOS offers engaging new exhibits that feature the science behind WNC’s uniqueness and diversity, Super Science Saturday mini-classes for families, field trip and outreach STEM classes for pre-K to 12th graders, and Beer City Science Pubs for adults to expand their science literacy.

$ 965 raised so far.

Bob Moog Foundation

The mission of the Bob Moog Foundation is to ignite creativity in children and adults by providing interactive experiences at the intersection of science, music, history and innovation. Through our hallmark educational program, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, we teach over 1,500 Asheville-area second graders yearly about the science of sound through an experiential 10-week curriculum. We train scores of teachers per year to master the physics of sound, so that they become confident in inspiring their students through the subject matter. We provide materials, training and the curriculum at a nominal fee for the school districts to facilitate a truly innovative STEM-based learning experience with the goal of creating the next generation of creative thinkers.

$ 845 raised so far.

Children First/Communities in Schools

Children First/Communities In Schools believes that all children deserve to reach their full potential. We help achieve this by surrounding children and their families with supports in their schools, communities and homes. We help meet basic needs, provide educational supports using evidence-based methods, and teach parenting and resiliency skills. We are unique in that along with our community supports, we also provide strong public-policy advocacy so that local and state leaders will ensure policies are in place to support families.

$ 975 raised so far.

Eliada

Since 1903 Eliada has supported children and youth whom our founder, Dr. Lucius Compton, referred to as “the least, last and lost.” Today Eliada provides a full continuum of services from cradle to career, assuring that success is in reach for every child who comes through our doors. Eliada serves children and youth through our Child Development Center, and through our pre-K, after-school, foster-care, day-treatment, residential-treatment and workforce-development programs.

$ 905 raised so far.

FEAST

FEAST empowers youth to eat more fruits and vegetables while aiding the creation of a lifelong habit of healthy eating in our community. We work to make healthy eating choices accessible to people of all income levels through hands-­on garden and cooking education. Classes use fresh produce to prepare simple recipes with affordable ingredients.

$ 1995 raised so far.

Girls Rock Asheville

Girls Rock Asheville is a nonprofit camp that empowers girls, trans and nonbinary youth ages 8–16 of all backgrounds and abilities through music education. No experience is required, and we supply all of the instruments and gear. We offer full and partial sponsorship for campers whose families are facing economic barriers to participation; no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We are 100 percent volunteer led.

$ 2520 raised so far.

My Daddy Taught Me That

The mission of My Daddy Taught Me That (MDTMT) is to support young males’ development into righteous, respectable and responsible men through youth development programming and advocacy focused on eradicating the education-achievement and economic-mobility gaps that affect young males living in the city of Asheville and Buncombe County.

$ 1245 raised so far.

Project Challenge North Carolina Inc.

Project Challenge helps at-risk and adjudicated youth become involved in ways to give to their communities.  Through the giving of self to others, the children learn that they are important, capable members of their community, and that their time and talents are needed and wanted by many.  By becoming involved, they are able to experience […]

$ 520 raised so far.

Sleep Tight Kids

The goal of Sleep Tight Kids is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night. Sleep Tight Kids donates newly purchased bedtime-related items (over 4,000 this year) for children, including clothing, blankets, toiletries, toys and books, either directly to needy families or through partnerships with other nonprofit […]

$ 345 raised so far.