Giving Compass' Take:

• HundrED, a Finland-based nonprofit is promoting global scale education innovations that encourage students' to contribute to their surrounding communities. 

• What kinds of programs in your community engage young people? How can donors support more community and youth development programs?

• Read more about the importance of youth voices in community change. 

A Finland-based nonprofit, HundrED, is dedicated to helping these spread on a global scale through identifying and sharing impactful and scalable K-12 innovations. Each year, they research pedagogically-sound educational innovations from around the globe and select 100 that are proven to be working and have the potential to work in many countries.

Here are a few of the 10 global innovations highlighted by the team at HundrED that are enabling kids to make real contributions to their communities.

  1.  CommunityShare CommunityShare transforms cities into human libraries through an online platform and offline relationships that connect local community expertise and knowledge to real-world learning experiences with students and teachers.
  2. Youth Made Initiative The Youth Made Initiative is a collaboration of education and industry to help contextualize design and technology for K-12 students.
  3.  Global Create-a-thon The Global Create-a-thon project is a daylong design challenge where the best artwork created is incorporated into Lighted Art Festivals around the world.
  4.  Gold Youth Development Age This organization’s audacious goal is to develop 10 million young African leaders with character and integrity to mobilize members of their generation with the knowledge, tools and support to reach their full potential.
  5. Initiative for Peace The hope of those leading this initiative to train young people to become peace-builders is that it will ultimately inspire them to bridge gaps within their own communities toward lasting peace.

Read the full article about global innovations that support community contributions at Getting Smart.