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Run, Grattan, Run! Grattan Elementary School Raises Awareness

Date: June 6, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

At Asante Africa Foundation, we are always amazed at the tenacity of young people and the community that supports their commitment and efforts. Whether in the US or East Africa, young people prove time and again that they have what it takes to do more. On Thursday May 23, 2013 the students and faculty at…

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Empowered to Create Change and Help Others

Date: April 30, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Saira Yusuf is a young Asante Africa Foundation supporter who was introduced to the foundation by her mother Paru, a volunteer Board member. Like all mothers, Paru aspires to instill in her children values that create opportunities to become thoughtful individuals with bright futures. “Be kind. Have integrity. Work hard. Take advantage of your opportunities….

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Global Youth Service Day: Justine Garvin Rises to the Top as a Youth Volunteer

Date: April 27, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Justine Garvin is a local high school student who has been volunteering with Asante Africa Foundation since 2010. She shares some insight about her role as an active youth volunteer 1. How did you become involved with Asante Africa Foundation? My mom introduced me to Erna Grasz in 2010, as I was entering my freshman…

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Orion Strikes Again Raising Nearly $3,000 for Matonyok Primary School

Date: April 2, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Last Friday morning at Orion Alternative Elementary School, the atmosphere was buzzing with children’s excitement for Spring Break, while teachers and parents were making last minute preparations for the school’s walk – a – thon. The hallways were alive with colorful posters made by the students announcing the event with little stick figures drawn below…

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Youth’s Tzedakah donation helps spark change!

Date: March 7, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: Youth In Action In North America

It was a cold breezy Thursday morning at Brandeis Hillel Day School where Shayna Dollinger donated $615 to Asante Africa Foundation for her Tzedakah philanthropic project. “Tzedakah” is the Hebrew word for righteousness and it’s a closely held Jewish value. In Judaism, as in many other religions, performing acts of kindness is an important tenant.  …

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How will You Serve?

Date: March 7, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: Youth In Action In North America

Did you know that January 19th is National Day of Service? In honor of the day, people across the country will dedicate their time and expertise to serve their communities. At Asante Africa Foundation, we believe that you don’t have to wait for National Day of Service to give back to the local and global…

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Second Graders Unite For Uniforms !!

Date: November 5, 2012 Author: asanteadmin Categories: Youth In Action In North America

February 2012 Your School Can Help! It may have been 8:15am on a chilly November morning, but warm hearts and keen spirits were in abundance at Grattan Elementary School located in San Francisco, CA. Equipped with water bottles and hand made pep bracelets, 62 second grade students, three teachers and nine parents began their day…

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Michelle Xiao

Date: June 12, 2012 Author: asanteadmin Categories: Youth In Action In North America

June 2012 Michelle Xiao has been a volunteer videographer with Asante Africa Foundation for a year, producing three videos that have been viewed over 3000 times! Michelle’s ‘can do’ attitude and outgoing personality compliments her passion and motivation to actively engage in her local and global community. Asante Sana, Michelle for your positive impact! How…

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Rachel Frank

Date: March 5, 2012 Author: asanteadmin Categories: Youth In Action In North America

March 2012 Rachel Frank is a high school student from Lafayette, CA who has been working with Asante Africa Foundation as a special projects intern for the past year. Rachel’s creative contributions and dedication make her the focus in this month’s Spotlight on Youth series. Be sure to check out her design work on our…

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