When I first spoke with Lynn McGovern, Public and Community Relations Manager with Jeunesse Global, about a potential partnership, I knew right away why the philanthropic arm of her company, the Jeunesse Kids Foundation, matched perfectly with Children Incorporated’s mission and vision.

The Jeunesse Kids Foundation is dedicated to creating a positive impact in the lives of children worldwide.

Jeunesse Kids is dedicated to creating a positive impact in the lives of children worldwide,and the foundation is funded and supported by a vast community of caring individuals who are passionate about building a better tomorrow for young people in underprivileged communities around the world.

I expressed my excitement to Lynn about how closely our organizations were connecting in our work to support impoverished children, and told her that I would be thrilled to work with her on an upcoming virtual fundraising event to be held entirely online — with a goal of raising $100,000 for Children Incorporated programs.

After speaking with our Programs Directors, Luis Bourdet and Renée Kube, I relayed to Lynn some of our projects’ needs, and Lynn chose a few that she felt Jeuenesse Kids Foundation supporters would feel particularly drawn to supporting.

Skill Training Programs at Montero School

At the Montero School in Bolivia, pictured here, the Jeunesse Kids Foundation is allowing us to support a skills training program.

Our affiliated project, the Montero School in Bolivia, was originally only a home for children of Japanese immigrants and local agriculture workers, and then a school was established later on to provide education to local school children. In 2016, Children Incorporated supported the construction of eight classrooms at the school to better accommodate the children and their educational needs.

Today, as the school continues to grow and offer more technical and skills training for students, our volunteer coordinator requested support for a new agriculture program which will require the purchase of a small piece of land, piglets, cows, the construction of a small stable and bio-gas plant, and other equipment. This program will teach children skills that will help them obtain employment after graduation or continue on to higher education.

Tablets for Virtual Education

Children in our sponsorship have had a tremendous problem this past year receiving education due to school closures caused by COVID-19. For children with very few resources, virtual learning is nearly impossible without technology in their homes. As a result, the education of children of low-income families has suffered tremendously. Children Incorporated has developed a plan to provide tablets to children in the United States and Latin America, so that the children can have internet connectivity, and can research and complete homework assignments.

Thanks to the efforts of Lynn and all of the Juenesse Family, their fundraiser raised over $102,000 for Children Incorporated from donors around the world over the course of a weekend.

Greenhouse construction at the St. Michael’s School in Arizona  

The St. Michael’s Special Education School is the only special education school in the Navajo Nation of Arizona. In the past, Children Incorporated has supported the construction of a playground at the school that is handicap accessible. Now, our organization would like to provide support for the school to repair and improve a greenhouse in the same manner so that children can learn gardening skills and the project can grow nutritious food for the students.

A successful weekend

Thanks to the efforts of Lynn and all of the Juenesse Family, their fundraiser raised over $102,000 for Children Incorporated from donors around the world over the course of a weekend. We are incredibly grateful for their support and look forward to sharing with you stories and photos of how their generosity has changed the lives of children in need.

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