Because we are parents of teenagers, organizations that work to better the lives of teens are near and dear to us. So, when you consider giving today, here are a few you might want to consider:
- Teen Cancer America: specifically supports those in an age between pediatric and adult cancer care
- teenSMART: “most proven and effective driver crash reduction program ever developed, endorsed by more insurance agencies than any other program”
- TheCandie’sFoundation: educates America’s youth about the consequences of teen pregnancy.
- genHeration:a female empowerment network for high school girls.
- HealthInformationProject(beHip.org) provides peer-to-peer health education in high schools.
- TheSocietyForThePreventionofTeenSuicide(sptsusa.org) organization with a mission to reduce youth suicides by promoting awareness and education.
- EnoughIsEnough: a non-profit working to make the Internet safer for children and teens.
(Feel free to comment below if you know of a teen-oriented non-profit organization worthy of our attention!)
Do Your Own Fundraiser
Now, if you are looking for ideas to help your teenager be more charitable this holiday season, here is a wonderfully thorough list of fundraising ideas. The 100 unique, impactful events listed in the Eventbrite post are a helpful starting point for teens looking to host a fundraising event for the cause of their choice.
Some of the ideas include a fashion show, a dance party, an ugly sweater party, or a dog wash. My teens get consumed by what they want for the holidays and I try hard to get them interested in giving instead of just getting. Hosting a fundraiser for a cause they want to support is a great way to help teens get into the giving spirit of the holidays.