ARTS is a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary creative youth development agency offering informal and professional creative experiences to build hope, confidence, and 21st Century life-skills among youth facing adversity. ARTS follows the 10 principles outlined in the groundbreaking report from The Wallace Foundation, “Something To Say.” Their unique, sequential program model of therapeutic arts, arts education, and college & career preparation is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The model follows youth long term meeting them “where they are” emotionally, socially, developmentally, and artistically. This provides a one-stop-shop to move from crisis to college or career using the arts and creativity. By providing youth with a sense of identity and a forum for positive expression, we aim to heal, inspire, and empower youth to affect positive change in their own lives, the communities they live in, and the world. To learn more please visit: www.areasontosurvive.org.
The Hay Foundation consistently sends financial support to children’s advocacy groups. Louise and the Foundation have supported the oldest and largest organization for treatment and prevention of child abuse in America – ChildHelp USA – for many years. ChildHelp USA has directly provided help and hope to millions of children and adults whose lives have been traumatized by child abuse. To learn more please visit: www.childhelp.org.
The I AM Foundation empowers the most vulnerable children and adults worldwide through self-esteem literacy, resiliency education, and social entrepreneurship training – building life skills for life. The I AM Foundation is a worldwide organization that results is millions of children and adults with a healthy self-image, who love and feel loved, while positively contributing to each other and our planet through “doing well – by doing good.” This domino effect creates a better world for generations to come. To learn more please visit: www.iamfoundation.org.
Outdoor Outreach connects youth to the transformative power of the outdoors to realize the positive attitude and behavioral changes that help them become happy, healthy, and successful adults. Their vision is to inspire youth everywhere by the outdoors to play, learn, serve and share. To learn more please visit: www.outdooroutreach.org.
Discovery Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment. Their“Arts Adventures” bring a tremendous amount of joy to children and their families. To learn more please visit: www.discoveryarts.org.
Khmer Child Foundation’s goal is to provide non–government regulated education to the orphaned and disenfranchised children of Cambodia as well as establish sustainable solutions for high quality living. Through ongoing fresh water well building facilitation projects, medical/ hygiene assistance, agricultural and life skills training, along with food and shelter provisions, and aim to assist them in experiencing a better now and a brighter tomorrow. To learn more please visit: www.khmerchildfoundation.org.
The Haiti Project encompasses supplying medical attention to the children and people of La Vallee de Jacmel, Haiti. The Louise Hay Scholarship Fund is part of The Haiti Project. The Scholarship Fund for the past ten years has paid for the registration fees, a pair of shoes, two sets of school uniforms, books and a back pack for 200 destitute elementary age students attending Lycee Philippe Jules and Angels for Haiti. To learn more please visit: www.haitiproject.org.
R.I.S.E. to Empower Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to empower girls and young women to make positive choices by offering a 3-month program that includes a workbook, a memoir, an inspirational quote book and weekly discussion circles led by trained facilitators. Through critical thinking and experiential learning, the program offers the girls a transformational experience in which they will be asked to take a deep look at their lives, the challenges they are faced with daily as teen girls and their relationship to choice. R.I.S.E. to Empower is an advocate that empowers teen girls to find their joy, follow their heart and live their dreams. To learn more please visit: www.risetoempower.org.
Doors of Change is solving Youth Homelessness Through Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency, by offering safe housing, life skills, education, and other support services. They help to transform the lives of homeless youth. To learn more please visit: www.doorsofchange.org.
Sparrows Voice teaches kids in South Africa to rise above their circumstances and become Leaders – right where they are! They facilitate teen empowerment workshops, equine therapy, and skills based coaching to create future leaders. The ripple of this change can be felt across the world. They help teens and young adults with the life they have while creating the life they want! To learn more please visit: www.sparrowsvoice.com.
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) has helped to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Launched in 1970 when volunteers established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America, SDYS now provides intensive services to more than 20,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids “on their own” by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided at all 14 major locations in San Diego County. To learn more please visit: www.sdyouthservices.org.
It is my birthright to live fully and freely.
I feel tolerance, compassion, and love for all people, myself included.
There is plenty for everyone, and we bless and prosper each other.
I allow my love to flow freely. It gives me joy to take care of myself and others.
We are all family, and the planet is our home.