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Flying Kites Global and GoodMakers Creative Arts Program

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, Events, GM Street Team, International, News, Newsletter, Our Work

Challenge Flying Kites Global is a nonprofit started four years ago by three college friends wanting to make a difference in the lives of children in the Nairobi area of Kenya. After opening their own children’s home, Flying Kites reached out to build the capacity of other orphanages in developing countries by sharing a proven model of business operation. Flying Kites wanted to introduce their program to the Nairobi community in a fun and engaging way that would involve some of their key member homes. Solution GoodMakers developed a high impact creative arts program that offered two weeks of intensive workshops to the youth of the orphanages. This was run by the GoodMakers Street Team and a local professional dance troop called Dashy Krew. With the GoodMakers youth team and Dashy Krew, the children crafted dance performances and learned...

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Street Team Campaigns

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 in Events, GM Street Team, News, Our Projects, Our Work

Take Back the Block Take Back the Block focuses on empowering global change through art, athletics and social activism. We travel to underserved cities, strengthening local communities through specific team-building projects with an aim to assist in rebuilding our planet. By spotlighting community leaders, inspirational volunteers and charity organizations, the GM Street Team works to motivate belief in change, challenging ourselves and others to pair passion with purpose for Good. Through mixed media broadcast, live streaming and online archives, those at home follow the journey – hearing, seeing and experiencing the change their support has made possible. Whether America, Africa, two blocks down or twenty thousand miles forward, the GM Street Team has made a commitment to create better opportunities for better living. We honor the work in our world that’s already working, and work for more of it!...

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Agape Youth Conference

Posted on May 29, 2011 in Events, Local, Local Charities, News, Our Projects, Our Work, USA, Youth Led Development

In April, the GoodMakers Street Team was invited to teach creative workshops with the kids at Agape’s Revelation Conference in Los Angeles. DJ Jawa shared his love of music with the kids, letting them take a turn with his tables and do a little scratching for the group. Marushka introduced the kids to mind mapping, spoken word & citizen journalism, getting them to openly express themselves and realize that there is no such thing as a silly idea. Max presented his Kicks for Good initiative and had the kids design and color their shoes. Guicemann was there for inspiration, working on pairs along side them. Last but certainly not least, Julia talked about her Food for Good and taught the kids how to make healthy snacks. It was an amazing weekend. Agape emphasized the importance of heart & art,...

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