Challenges We Dare You To Solve

Challenges We Dare You To Solve Are you not sure which project idea to choose? Here is a list of challenges we encourage you to submit a grant application for and try to solve: Help provide a “long term” supply of fresh water to any of those living in Security, Widefield, or Fountain CO with contaminated water Plant trees Start your own garden or a community garden Create a device that cleans pollution from the air 3D print a useful tool Run an electronics recycling campaign Clean up litter from your...

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Adults: How to Help Youth Projects Succeed

Adults: How to Help Youth Projects Succeed When it comes to designing and completing youth projects, adults may have their own ideas about how a project should be run or what the best project idea is for a young person to pursue. Although adults may have good intentions, adult-led projects miss the point of youth projects through The Peterson League. At The Peterson League, we believe it’s extremely important youth play the starring role in a project. This helps them gain independence and develop problem-solving skills. By leading the project, youth become self-directed agents of...

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How to Create a Youth Project Budget

How to Create a Youth Project Budget Creating a project budget may seem like a difficult task. When looking at The Peterson League grant guidelines, you may be thinking “Proposed budget? How do I do that?” Maybe you’re not sure exactly how much materials cost, or maybe you’re worried the budget will change as you work through the project. When thinking about creating a budget, there may be a lot of worries going through a grant applicant’s head. That’s understandable, as the feat can sound overwhelming. Creating a budget shouldn’t keep a young person...

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Our charity made the local news!

Our charity made the local news! Our H2Ope for Colorado free water filter program was covered on the local news! This news story brought about 50 people to us who live in the Widefield/Security/Fountain area with the contaminated water supply and needed a water filter, so thank you for giving us the opportunity to help them. Check out the news video here:...

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Over 200 people given clean drinking water

Over 200 people given clean drinking water The Peterson League has been able to help over 200 people in the Widefield/Security/Fountain area have clean, uncontaminated drinking water for 1 full year — and we could not have done it without YOUR support! A big “THANK YOU!” goes out to all of our donors and supporters for helping us get this far with our project. Registration is still open for residents of those areas to receive a free water filter and we want to continue helping as many people as possible. If you live in the affected area, click here to sign up to receive a...

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How to Start a Youth Project with a Group

How to Start a Youth Project with a Group At The Peterson League, we support a variety of ways for youth to become involved and make a difference in their community and the world beyond. That’s why we allow groups of less than 15 youth to submit project grants. We acknowledge that not every young person wants to start their own project. Youth who don’t want to be in the driver’s seat can still participate by being part of a club. Or, the child who wants to drive an important project and enjoys managing others can organize a club project. Some youth may feel more comfortable working alongside...

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Using Pikes Peak Library 21C for Youth Projects

Using Pikes Peak Library 21c for Youth Projects Did you know there is an amazing resource for youth projects in your community? It’s called Library 21c and it’s part of the Pikes Peak Library District. What is Library 21c? Library 21c is designed to be a “21st century library” with innovative equipment available to the public. Youth over age 9 are able to access the two maker spaces: Make and Make II. Youth ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult in these spaces. Make includes tools for creative projects that don’t require power tools. Youth can access sewing...

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Youth Projects for Elementary School Students

Youth Projects for Elementary School Students The earliest years of life are important for creating socially-conscious adults. Early efforts lay the foundation for youth empowerment. Compassion, kindness, responsibility, and empathy can all be learned at a young age. In addition to gaining skills like compassion, we want young children to realize they can change the world and continue to do this as they get older. The best way for young children to develop these skills is to use them, not through simply being told to be kind or care for others. Even young, elementary-school age children can...

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H2OPE for Colorado Project Information

H2OPE for Colorado Contaminated water in Security, Fountain, and Widefield is affecting 80,000 people. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has already identified statistically elevated rates of kidney, lung and bladder cancer in these areas. Our goal is to distribute as many water filters to as many families as possible. In addition to a water filter, we’re also giving each family an educational kid’s book filled with projects on preserving our environment to help prevent future environmental catastrophes, develop future leaders, and create a better world for...

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Youth Projects for a Healthy Community

Youth Projects for a Healthy Community Health is a major indicator of long-term quality of life in communities. Healthy people are more active in the community and live longer. With obesity rates increasing nationwide, health is an important focus for youth projects. There is a lot that can be done and a lot of room for youth to be creative when coming up with ways to inspire a healthy community. Youth projects can increase community awareness of certain health problems and teach people how to be healthy. They can also help give people the ability to be healthy. Not only can youth learn a...

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