These are the Difference Makers™
The Liahona Motu Foundation (LEMO) is a non-profit organization based out of Redwood City, CA. Their group inspires children in the community to pursue a life filled with meaning and purpose.
Their mission is to help any at-risk youth to unleash their potential in academics, athletics, and life skills. They focus on four goals-Passion, Purpose, Impact, and Greatness. This includes:
Academic performance is a key component of LEMO's mission. Many of the children do not realize the opportunities that exist for them until they embrace academics! LEMO is committed to closing the academic gap by setting high standards.
The three main objectives for children in this Academic program are:
The LEMO process includes:
Additional services and opportunities include:
Working In Support of Education(Working In Support of Education), provides high school students with access to financial education and the opportunity to become certified financially literate. The innovative and exciting programs they offer empower students with the skills and experiences they need to be successful in life, which inspires and helps build confidence. Participating schools teach personal finance classes and administer the test.
WISE, based out of New York, NY, helps students prepare for college and the global marketplace. Their program expands a student's school schedule to include hundreds of hours of seminars provided by industry professionals and on the job work experiences to build career skills. Students participate in 3 programs-Community service work, an unpaid internship, and a paid corporate internship.
Students learn how they can make a difference in their communities by researching and creating a feasible solution to real world problems. They conduct surveys, observe, research, and write proposals to win scholarships. They learn how they can make a difference in their communities by researching and creating feasible solutions to real world problems.
WISE is helping create a better future for today's students. To find out more about this inspiring non-profit group, visit their website:
The Overland Kansas chapter of The March of Dimes promotes healthy pregnancies and babies by working to prevent premature births and birth defects. They educate moms and support families during difficult times and are a valuable resource for healthcare professionals. In the past, the organization was founded to help find a cure for polio & to decrease birth defects. They have just celebrated the 75th Anniversary Year for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes Kansas Chapter awards grants to local organizations to meet the urgent needs of babies and families in their communities. They offer a variety of programs throughout the state to help local communities have stronger, healthier babies. Some of these vital programs include:
Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait, Becoming a Mom, Kansas Safe Sleep Campaign, NICU Family Support, Health Babies Healthy Business, Perinatal Resources, Prematurity Awareness Month events, and Disaster Preparedness.
To learn about the initiatives they are supporting and how you can help give babies a strong and healthy future, log on to their website:
Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.
Safe Kids Wake County is based out of Raleigh, NC. They are part of Safe Kids Worldwide, which is a global organization. Their mission is to reduce preventable injuries and deaths in youth up to age 19, which is the number one killer of children in the US. They provide education, resources and expertise to families and caregivers to keep children safe.
When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 25 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children's National Health System with support from founding sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, there has been a 60 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger.
But losing one child is one too many, and we don't want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. To learn more about this amazing organization, log on to their website:
Team MARCO and Difference Makers™ may be able to help you in your effort to help others. Each week a $500 credit to use towards a promotional products order (including any set up fees and shipping) will be given free to a 501 (c) (3) organization. Difference Makers™ are welcome to apply.
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