As we forge ahead in 2014, we're taking a moment to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2013. And what an amazing year it was! Thanks to your support, we made great strides in empowering children, bettering our communities and providing access to education for those without.
We lent a hand.
This summer, Youth Legacy, in partnership with In a Perfect World made it possible for 40 students to eat breakfast and lunch daily. The children were happy to have nutritionous meals and to spend meal time with new friends. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation when school lets out for the summer! In Maryland, over 246,000 children rely on free and reduced price school breakfast and lunch on a daily basis during the school year. When summer rolls around, these children suddenly lose access to the reliable, nutritious meals that help them develop healthy and strong brains and bodies.
We inspired girls.
REACH - Rural Education & Community Harmony
Through our REACH program, IAPW funded the construction of a second school in Mali, this one in the Niamala village. We also launched an initiative to build 10 more schoolsin Mali, Malawi, Senegal & Nepal.
We reached out.
buildOn Program at Coliseum College Prep HS
IAPW provided a $10k grant to help fund the buildOn Program at Coliseum College Prep HS (CCPA) in Oakland. In the first month of programming, buildOn students completed 405 hours of service to the community!
We supported teachers & students.
Donors Choose 2013
Since 2008, In a Perfect World has provided over $55,000 in support to high poverty schools in Los Angeles. As a result of our partnership with Donors Choose, we have been able to provide materials and resources to over 15,000 students!
Download 2013 Report
Free Arts Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds 2013
In partnership with Free Arts Minnesota, IAPW was able to continue its support for Bridge to Youth, the only 24-hour runaway and homeless youth programin a residential setting in the metro Minneapolis region. Through our support, the program was also expanded this year to include the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds programfocusing on nutrition, teaching teens new ways to be active & 3 weeks of culinary arts training for the teens.
Download Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds 2013 Report
We campaigned for our vets.
IAPW is currently raising money to renovate all of the children's rooms at the Bull Run Warrior Retreat for wounded, ill and injured warriors and their families. Led by IAPW Youth Advisor, Kelsy Dominick, we have already committed $5,000 to this initiative and have launched a campaign to match our funding. Thanks to your support, we are almost at our goal! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!
We were honored.
IAPW continued to receive positive reviews for our dedication and service, earning a 5-star rating from GreatNonProfits
We are excited to continue our service to children & youth both in the US and abroad. We cannot do this without your continued support. Wishing all of you a peaceful and prosperous 2014!
with much gratitude,
in a perfect world