Thanking our donors

2014.guatemala.locals.childrenThe Board of Directors and staff would like to thank our generous donors.

Your contributions are making a difference. We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your belief in our programs and continued support. Donations received from individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations are critical to the success of our programs. Your support enables GV to annually serve over 665 youth not only in Seattle and Guatemala, but also Chicago, and partner organizations in San Francisco and Fort Collins.

Because of you, the youth you are supporting:

  • Have totaled 587,267 hours of community service since GV’s inception, 145,248 of them in the past two years alone
  • In Guatemala they have built 24 school rooms, kitchens and community centers
  • And planted 30,000 trees in reforestation projects (both since GV’s inception)

In the past 12 months:

  • 116 First Year Program youth participated in workshops on leadership development, community service, fundraising and philanthropy, ecological footprint reduction, and diversity, as well as undertaking a life changing immersion experience in Guatemala
  • 10 returning Youth Boarders designed, and implemented a retreat in which they guided their peers through team building and leadership activities designed to unify and motivate the 2014-15 Youth Board (GVs second year program)
  • 38 youth participated in a food justice workshop where they explored access to food and mapped out sustainable channels of providing food directly to communities

Not to mention the launch of the Global Leadership Summer Institute for Educators which in the summer of 2014 serving 22 teachers from five states.

In the last academic year GV was able to provide $125,000 in scholarship funding enabling 56 students to join GV’s programs on a sliding-scale based upon their family’s income. And after the successful launch of the GV-Treehouse partnership – thanks entirely to funding from foundations and individual donors – GV is now able to offer youth in foster care full scholarship opportunities across all programs, giving them a college ready path to success.

Your participation in our fundraising events, campaigns and through grant funding is making a difference in the lives of youth from all socio-economic backgrounds.

Because of you they are on a journey, together as global leaders.

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