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Giving kids a hand up on six continents

May 8, 2019 | Jeunesse Kids

“Giving back isn’t just something we do here at Jeunesse, it’s the central reason we exist in the first place. We are driven by the desire to not only help the Jeunesse Family realize their dreams, but to also make a difference in the lives of children through Jeunesse Kids.”
- Chief Visionary Officer Scott Lewis

Since its start, Jeunesse Kids has had one mission: to make a positive impact on children in all the areas Jeunesse does business. Together as One Team, One Family, One Jeunesse, we work to give kids hope for brighter tomorrows.

To date, we’ve succeeded in giving thousands of children opportunities to unleash their unlimited potential, and we’ve transformed entire communities through two main programs: village sponsorship and local initiatives.

These charitable projects are designed to have a sustainable effect, with positive outcomes that impact this generation and generations to come.

But what Jeunesse Kids couldn’t do was do all of this alone. Our generous Jeunesse Family has supported initiatives on six continents, donating money and time to brighten kids’ futures.

We are continually amazed by the servants’ hearts of our Jeunesse Family and the amazing work being done in the world as a result of our One Heart. One Hope. One Mission.

VILLAGE SPONSORSHIP

Five pillars. Five years. One goal.
Jeunesse Kids partners with WE Charity and its WE Villages program to adopt villages in underdeveloped countries, where together we implement WE Charity’s proven international development model.

This model addresses five pillars of impact:

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Clean water & sanitation
  4. Agriculture & food security
  5. Income & livelihood opportunities

Supporting these five areas, Jeunesse Kids has:

  • Built water treatment facilities and hand washing stations
  • Built classrooms, and provided classroom teachers and supplies as well as academic, hygiene and health education
  • Developed agricultural and animal husbandry programs to provide both food security and income
  • Implemented mobile health clinics and livelihood training programs that empower women and children to generate and manage an income stream

These efforts have helped Jeunesse Kids empower communities to break free from poverty and lift themselves into self-sustainability in just five years, giving their children hope for a brighter future.

“There’s no better joy than seeing kids excited because they’ve got something. They’ve got a meal. They’ve got water. They’ve got a place to go to school. That brings me a tremendous amount of joy because I know what it’s like to be a child without anything.”
- Chief Executive Officer Randy Ray

See what it’s like to visit one of the adopted villages.


LOCAL INITIATIVES

Jeunesse Kids also supports local charitable initiatives throughout the year at Jeunesse events worldwide. These local initiatives are focused on a specific project that will yield sustainable, long-term benefits, such as:

  • Funding life-saving treatment for children with cancer
  • Building schools and homes
  • Funding pediatric medical equipment
  • Helping renovate spaces in children’s hospitals
  • Funding agriculture and food stability programs to support children in developing countries

“I love helping children and people around the world through our nonprofit Jeunesse Kids. It’s very rewarding when you see someone’s life change. And I hope each and every one of you have the chance to experience what it’s like to make a difference through Jeunesse Kids.”
- Chief Operations Officer Wendy Lewis

BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

You can be part of the Jeunesse Kids movement to give children brighter tomorrows with three easy ways to give:

  1. Through Joffice™
    • Create a monthly donation
    • Make a one-time contribution
    • Purchase a Rafiki bracelet or Jeunesse Kids pin – 100% of proceeds go to Jeunesse Kids
  2. Online at give.jeunessekids.org
  3. At events at the Jeunesse Kids booth

Visit the Jeunesse Kids website to learn more about the incredible work we’re doing for children and the communities they live in.