For these African girls, an alternate rite of passage

Partnering directly with Maasai communities, AmRef developed new ways for young girls to transition into womanhood without FGM.

J.K. Rowling shares why children need families, not orphanages

Lumos founder J.K. Rowling talks about the impact of life in an orphanage and how to end the systematic institutionalization of children worldwide.

Life lessons in the kitchen

Sharing knowledge about pickling, canning, roasting, broth-making, and dumpling folding can provide meaningful experiences for the next generation.

This teen is advocating for girls’ education in Kenya

​Fifteen-year-old Natalie Obiero believes girls everywhere have the right to go to school.

At this after-school program, everyone feels like family

Together, the Carver Foundation and Norwalk public schools are working to close the achievement gap.

This baseball star wants youth to feel safe at home

Joe Torre founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002 to provide healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence.

Making farmers markets accessible to everyone

In Portland, Oregon, a nonprofit teamed up with local businesses to get more farm-direct produce into the hands of low-income residents.

Tackling Hartford's college graduation problem

Hartford Promise believes that large-scale college success can transform the lives of Hartford students and change the trajectory of their city.

In New Haven, an alternative school gives students new opportunities

Alternative schools can be the last option for young adults who are at risk of dropping out. This school in New Haven is trying to change that.

These Minnesota kids dreamed up healthy snacks for the Big Game

The Super Snack Challenge engaged all kids and families across Minnesota to think about healthy snacks and try new nutritious foods.

This indoor greenhouse grows more than just vegetables

The GrowHaus seeks to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system based in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.

Finding answers through genetic sequencing

​After years of uncertain health diagnoses, the VanBrocklin family received free clinical whole genome sequencing through Rare Genomics.