Youth

Want Fresh Ideas? Put a Kid on Your Board of Directors
November 28, 2017 at 10:16 am

Teenagers are irresponsible. They are lazy and entitled and never look up from their smart devices. Wait, what about Jack Andraka, who identified an early detection mechanism for pancreatic cancer… while he was in high school? He not only invented it, he pitched the idea to 200 research professors to test it and earned workspace in a scientific lab...

CBT Nuggets Commits $2M (in Bitcoin) to Nonprofit Youth Housing Project
November 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

An avant-garde initiative to provide housing for homeless teenagers in Lane County received a cutting-edge gift from a Eugene tech firm this week: a pledge of $2 million worth of bitcoin, the novel non­governmental digital currency. A coalition of local non­profit agencies, including the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, has been working…

St. Vincent de Paul Receives $2M Donation for Homeless Youth
November 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Two million dollars have been donated to Saint Vincent de Paul in the largest donation that the organization has ever received. The money was donated by a Eugene IT software company, CBT Nuggets, to fund a youth home for homeless teenage boys. According to St. Vincent de Paul's Executive Director Terry McDonald, about 600 kids…

Kind’s Foundation Is Investing $20M to Teach Kids Empathy
October 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of snack bar giant Kind, is a Mexican immigrant. His father was a Holocaust survivor. So when he started his business in 2004 with the name Kind, he envisioned it as a way to—besides sell food—encourage people around the world to be kinder to each other. As the company slogan puts…

Obama Foundation Sets Summit to Promote Civic Engagement
September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Starting next month, the Obama Foundation will begin a series of one-day training sessions and also will host a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement among students and young adults, officials said Wednesday. In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of…

Nonprofit Owner Given Jail for Spending Grant Money Meant for Summer Jobs
September 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

The former owner of a small nonprofit on Chicago's West Side was sentenced to 21 days in jail Thursday for spending thousands of dollars in state grant money on herself instead of giving summer training jobs to teenagers. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo told Franshuan Myles that the damage done…

Vikings Relaunch Foundation to Target Youth Health, Wellness
August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Minnesota Vikings Foundation will replace the Vikings Children’s Fund, which has donated almost $12 million to youth-related causes since 1978. The Vikings announced the initiative Wednesday, welcoming fifth and sixth graders from Minneapolis and St. Paul to meet the team, eat lunch, participate in a health and wellness program, and pick up a backpack…

Scout wars: Girl Scouts Accuse Boy Scouts of Recruiting Girls to Increase Membership
August 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Long plagued by declining membership, the Boy Scouts are considering a campaign to recruit in a previously untapped market: girls. The Girl Scouts aren’t having it. A feud between the two largest scouting organizations broke into the open Tuesday when the president of Girl Scouts of the USA called the Boy Scouts’ “covert campaign” to…

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees
August 1, 2017 at 11:33 am

George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal Clooney said in a statement Monday that the foundation's commitment of more…

Private Equity-Like Fund Aims to Speed Up Diabetes Research
August 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

Dave Johnson says his immediate reaction to his daughter’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age 4 was typical of any father’s. “It was my baby girl, and my response was I’m going to fix it or pay someone to fix it,” Johnson, president and chief executive of the hotel management company Aimbridge Hospitality, said.…