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BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES

by Six Seconds
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH FOR 3MIL KIDS IN 180 COUNTRIES

Summary

Join POP-UP Festival in brightening the lives of 3mil kids globally. Today 1 in 8 kids suffer mental health issues: bullying, self-esteem, anxiety. POP-UP Festival is a free volunteer led event to build emotional intelligence & mental health through play based activities, adaptable to any setting. The digital kit teaches empathy, friendship, optimism, goal setting & emotional literacy, growing lifelong skills. When kids learn to identify & share feelings they have the power to change the future.

$20,000
total goal
$6,123
remaining
198
donors
3
monthly donors
18
fundraisers
4
months

Challenge

Children's emotional distress is getting worse: bullying, self-esteem, anxiety, etc. According to the WHO, it's urgent to learn new emotional skills: "Children must have a positive sense of identity, the ability to manage thoughts, emotions, as well as to build social relationships, & the aptitude to learn & to acquire an education, to ultimately enable their full active participation in society" (Mental Health Action Plan 2013). But how? What if kids & adults could openly talk about feelings?

Solution

POP-UP Festivals work 3 ways *EDUCATE* content teaches children about big feelings, to know themselves more deeply & how to share thoughts & feelings with others. *EMPOWER* children make goals, create solutions, take action steps to develop confidence. Mentors deliver training to parent volunteers & youth leaders - who grow along with children! *CONNECT* local POP-UPs find allies, join a global community committed to children's wellbeing with free practical tools, learning games, & support.

Long-Term Impact

POP-UP Festivals have doubled in reach each year for three consecutive years. This year 1.6 million people experienced a POP-UP Festival. Volunteers report a 94% return rate year after year. POP-UP festivals are in 222 countries & territories in 3994 cities, run by 14k volunteers and 45 Mentors. Each new POP-UP event brings skills, fun and optimism to children. POP-UPs help us achieve SDG #3 by developing youth wellbeing. Powered by emotions, we build capacity to solve the other global goals!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.6seconds.org
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Organization Information

Six Seconds

Location: Freedom, CA - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @6s_EQ
Project Leader:
Patty Freedman
Freedom, CA United States
$13,877 raised of $20,000 goal
 
230 donations
$6,123 to go
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$10
USD
Will fund 10 children to participate in POP-UP Festival to learn more about mental health, & teach the skills of emotional intelligence like optimism and empathy.
$25
USD
Will provide training for 1 POP-UP Festival Mentor to support first time volunteers in a country region. Mentors help POP-UP volunteers with promotion, organization & teaching POP-UP content.
$50
USD
Will fund 50 children to participate in POP-UP Festivals. When children learn about their emotions, and practice these skills, research shows they have increased academic and life success.
$90
USD
Will fund 1 fresh content activity for POP-UP Festival like "Shine Bright," a craft where kids create paper lantern then identify & share inner strengths to shine out into the world.
$125
USD
Will provide training for 5 POP-UP Festival Mentors to build capacity in their region. Mentors coordinate & create community among volunteers, to extend the POP-UP impact beyond a 1-day Festival.
$200
USD
Will fund 200 children to participate in POP-UP Festival so kids have a chance to learn more about themselves and be smarter with their feelings. Emotions can help us make better decisions.
$500
USD
Will fund 1 new animated movie to help train POP-UP Festival volunteers in emotional intelligence skills. Videos help volunteers develop listening skills, empathy, leadership and more.
$3,000
USD
Will support Train the Trainer certification to skill up 1 POP-UP Festival Mentor to multiply the capacity of 100s of volunteers. POP-UP Mentors are key to amplifying POP-UP Festival to more children.
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