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Orion School: Where children are on a global mission!

Date: June 12, 2017 Author: meetadmin Categories: YIA Blog

On June 10th, we get together to Sprint for Success in order to give children in Kenya and Tanzania the opportunity to sprint to schools too. Occasions like this always bring to mind our pride in community and how lucky we are to have such an amazing group of people supporting our mission of educating and empowering future…

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Grattan Elementary Does It Again!

Date: May 3, 2015 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

On the morning of Friday, April 17th at Grattan Elementary School in San Francisco, the air was buzzing with excitement in anticipation for their annual Fun Run. The Fun Run Committee, largely composed of parents, were already busy setting up refreshments and decorations in the yard while students squirmed inside their classrooms waiting for the…

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What “Paying it Forward” Means to Me – Guest post by Zoe Leonard-Monrad

Date: July 28, 2014 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog

In high school, I had the privilege of participating in a youth leadership program. This program taught me tools I have now woven into my life on how to be a leader, believe in myself, facilitate growth amongst my peers and contribute towards social justice goals. My parents also instilled me with a drive towards…

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Orion Elementary’s 7th Annual Fun Run!

Date: May 6, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

We are very lucky to have the amazing support of teachers, parents, and students over at Orion Elementary School. This past April, Orion held their annual Fun Run and fundraised $3,000! Here is what Orion teacher and Asante Ambassador Jennifer Loewen had to say about the importance of students being activists in their community and…

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Young Leaders Making a Difference Beyond their Classroom

Date: May 2, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

In January we met Jenny. Jenny, a student at San Jose’s Yerba Buena High School showed a keen interested in getting involved. Undaunted by her inexperience with fundraising, she reached out through our Youth in Action Contact form. She demonstrated not just initiative in volunteering the resources of her school club, Yerba Buena Pride, but…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

Date: March 8, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In Africa, Youth In Action In North America

International Women’s Day is motivated by a common goal: to make the voices of women heard and to help follow their dreams and change their lives. While various African governments have laws on the equality between men and women, some parts of these laws and other traditions still discriminate against women. For example, some laws…

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Let the Fundraising Begin with 1st Graders!

Date: February 19, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

All the way from Austin, Texas, Bryker Woods Elementary’s 1st Grade students have started fundraising to support Asante Africa Foundation in a two week long Quarters and Coins Drive. Ms. Leu and Ms. Morris, a teacher and parent at Bryker Woods, wanted to do a service project for their class and we decided to connect…

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Using Technology for Learning

Date: February 10, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Boundless potential exists for students in Africa. The youth of Africa have many qualities and abilities that can be developed and lead them to a better future for themselves, their families, and the entire continent. What these kids need is an opportunity and through our Technology in the Classroom initiative, we are helping to ensure…

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Make a difference on MLK Day of Service

Date: January 20, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Today is all about honoring Dr. King’s legacy through service. He believed in making the world a better place for everyone and because of that, we would like to highlight two of our awesome volunteers that helped us make a difference at our fundraising event this past November and share their experience. Jennifer Li and…

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“I Met a Helper”

Date: January 1, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In Africa

“I Met a Helper” is a poem written by one of our Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator graduates, Tonny. In addition to being a great poet, he is also an amazing storyteller. While at the seminar this year, he wrote and recited this poem about the change Asante Africa Foundation is creating. “I met a Helper”…

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