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Organizations Around the Triangle to Support for International Youth Day

(The Triangle Trend)  International Youth Day is an annual celebration of the roles young men and women play in driving change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues facing youth around the world. First designated by the UN General Assembly in 1999, August 12, 2020 will serve as the occasion’s 22nd occurrence. In the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on this day, “we celebrate the young people, youth-led organizations, governments and others who are working to transform education and uplift young people everywhere.” Children’s nonprofits around The Triangle serve as the perfect medium for supporting the cause and celebrating youth around the globe.

Educate Tomorrow’s Parents


9016 Tenderfoot Trail, Raleigh, NC 27615 USA

The mission of Educate Tomorrow’s Parents is to improve children’s wellbeing by preparing youth for parenting — before they conceive the next generation of children. They offer curriculum with lesson plans, onsite classes, and instructor training for schools and youth programs.

Start A Snowball, Inc

1101 Lake Cove Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606 USA

The Food Drive Kids, founders of Start a Snowball, are brothers dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The Food Drive Kids provide annual support for dozens of kids from food insecure homes. They do this through annual food drives to help with emergency hunger relief and through garden builds and education to help develop sustainable hunger relief programs in communities without access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Hearts With Haiti Inc


708 McCulloch St, Raleigh, NC 27603 

Hearts with Haiti is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit working in partnership with the St. Joseph Family of Haiti to create a caring family for those facing the challenges of poverty and disability. St. Joseph Family is an organization that ministers to the most disadvantaged populations in Haiti—former street children, child slaves, and individuals with disabilities—and has been doing so for more than 35 years.

Hope Connection International Inc.


1317-B Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh NC 27606 USA

Hope Connection International is a multi-faceted recovery and prevention center that connects with non-profits worldwide to empower survivors of abuse and addiction through free support groups, classes, and sponsorships with tailored solutions, along with supportive, long-term housing. Direct beneficiaries each year include children and teens who have suffered from abuse or homelessness.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle


808 Aviation Pkwy #900, Morrisville, NC 27560

For more than 20 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle has been Eastern North Carolina’s premier mentoring organization, defending the potential of future leaders in the community by matching at-risk youth (Littles) with committed adult mentors (Bigs). These strategically matched relationships empower Littles to achieve success in life and become productive members of the community.

Book Harvest


2501 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners.

BUMP: The Triangle


504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

BUMP offers youth enrichment programming and instrumental and vocal ensembles that build musical proficiency, cultural knowledge, heritage knowledge, and resilience. African-American and Afro-Latinex youth benefit from the knowledge of cultural continuities as told or demonstrated through black and brown voices typically excluded in standard instructional material.

Children’s Flight of Hope


1101 Aviation Pkwy Suite D, Morrisville, NC 27560

Children’s Flight of Hope provides air transportation for children in need of specialized medical care who also need financial assistance. For most families, this means they reserve tickets on commercial airlines for the child and one adult companion to travel for treatment.

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina – Raleigh


7701 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Children’s Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century, with programs built on their mission to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family. Founded in 1902, CHS has placed more than 16,000 children into loving, adoptive homes.

Kerr Cares For Kids Foundation Inc


8431 Garvey Dr, Ste 117, Raleigh, NC 27616

Kerr’s primary purpose is to provide funding to organizations that support children and adolescents with disease, disability, or disadvantage. The organization also assists other charitable, educational, and social welfare organizations in the conduct of their activities.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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