There are many ways you can support our mission of improving the living conditions of disadvantaged children and youth in the former Soviet Union. Explore our programs and find the area of your interest.
- AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- TRAINING & MENTORSHIP
- SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS
- COUNSELLING SERVICES
- YOUNG OFFENDERS
After School Programs
After School Programs (ASP) include a broad variety of physical activities, athletics and sports, recreation and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, intellectual games, book and film discussions, reading and homework help, and other related activities. We engage youth in community involvement, such as environmental initiatives, cultural programs, orphanage visits, as well as trips to boarding schools and nursing homes.
Our goal is to engage children and youth in meaningful interests and initiatives to keep them off the streets and involved back in their communities.
There has been numerous research that shows that establishing activities and programs for children and youth in the after-school hours might be an effective way to prevent the juvenile delinquency. These activities might become even more effective if they are coupled with educating local leaders about ways to integrate young people into broader community along with educating parents and caregivers.
Training & Mentorship
In our training program, we organize classes led by the trained instructors who teach our students the skills needed to obtain paid employment and volunteer work and also explore self-employment opportunities.
In the future, we plan to assist young people with job search activities such self-assessments, career exploration, drafting resumes/CVs, job interview preparation, job mediation, and other related services to assist the young people in finding and maintaining meaningful employment.
Scholarships to Students
Our scholarships cover the costs of vocational or post-secondary education, either partially or in full. Emphasis is placed on those students who without financial assistance might not otherwise be able to continue their education. In order to receive and maintain one of the scholarships, each recipient must demonstrate consistently high academic achievement as documented by their school.
We plan to provide individual and group counselling, psychological and spiritual support to children, young people and their families, with particular emphasis on youth at risk, fragmented families, and other beneficiaries in need. We will also invite guest speakers and mentors who speak with the children and young adults on various topics, such as leading healthy lifestyles, combating alcohol and drug abuse, as well as many others. In this program, we will also employ a professional counsellor who works with the children and young adults on a part-time basis.
We support education, recreation, spiritual and other intervention programs for the young people at the detention centres and correctional facilities.
We will be partnering with organizations that have experience working with the placement facilities and will help provide the youth with sports equipment, educational material and supplies, as well as spiritual infrastructure.