Funds in Children & Youth

Boxers Supporting Unaccompanied Minors Fund
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Boxers Supporting Unaccompanied Minors Fund
Boxers will be participating in Catholic Charities' annual Futbol con Corazón to support unaccompanied minors. Unaccompanied children come from all over the world, but the largest numbers arrive from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico. Children flee their countries to escape persecution, abandonment, exploitation, serious deprivation, violence in their communities, or to reunite with a caregiver, often after losing one at home. Some are victims of human trafficking. Some are alone, separated from family or orphaned.They all long for safety, care, family, and a place to call home. These children are now facing adversarial removal proceedings opposed by experienced government attorneys, with only about 32% represented by counsel. It is highly unlikely that an unrepresented child will prevail in immigration court, even if he or she has a bona fide claim for protection. A recent study found that represented children have a 73% success rate in immigration court, as compared to only 15% of unrepresented children. To respond justly and humanely to the unprecedented spike in the number of children who made the treacherous journey north in the past few years, Catholic Charities began offering free legal immigration services to these children and youth. They are working to find ways to protect the rights of vulnerable unaccompanied children by supporting their housing, education, mental health, medical, and legal needs within nurturing and safe environments. It is fundamentally important to safeguard their well-being.
Empower, Educate & Inspire Street Kids in Rwanda Fund
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Empower, Educate & Inspire Street Kids in Rwanda Fund
Join me in supporting Rising Above the Storms to build a Computer Lab for Former Street Youth in Rwanda. This lab will enable us to empower our at-risk youth through innovations, research, internet, computer skills. We currently have 16 kids ranging from 10-18, and most of them still in elementary school. We’re looking to buy 8 laptops, estimating $500 per laptop before tax (plus network configuration & setup, and hiring a seasonal IT technician to help assist with the lab); we are also looking for 7 people to commit to donating $50 a month for at least 2 years so that we can continue to provide the necessary needs for the kids through counseling, clean clothes, food, a playground, school fees, material & uniforms for a traditional public school, and after school tutoring & mentoring. Giving RAS youth access to technology that they can’t afford in their home environment, will help them catch up with peers, enable them to engage others outside their communities, and maybe turn out to be a career path for some of them. Through this lab/initiative, we are intending to boost our kids’ confidence, promote skills learning, while we provide them with a motivation to stay in our programs, and prevent them from going back to the streets, and prepare them for a future career in technology. We expect to go Live in November 2019. Preps are underway! Thank you very much for your partnership, generosity and support!