We learned we can lend a helping hand to people all across the world. By creating hands, students across the world raised $500,000 to help people living in poverty in Nicaragua and Indonesia. Programs helped provide job training, community building, and educational programs to young people in need.
Hands to Uplift Youth
By the Numbers
Through this challenge young people created 290,000 hands sent to us in 500 packages. This challenge welcomed 115,000 students from 28 countries across the world who created hands to support young people.
Because of the creative action of youth, we were able to provide 2,000 people with job training, create 20 new and supportive youth community groups, and we trained 40 teachers to provide financial literacy education.
What Happened with the Hand Art?
L.A.-based artist Teachr created a unique art piece and mural using hands for a special event; Youth Uplift L.A. Many other art pieces were made by youth across the world using hands from the Youth Uplift Challenge.
Where we came from
Youth Uplift Challenge Teaching Materials
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