The Inspiring Children Foundation
Goals & Objectives
Our goal is to raise $1 million. 100% of all donations will go directly towards providing physical, mental and emotional health programming and resources to the youth within our programs. With 4 of our annual fundraisers being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we lost 80% of our annual revenue. 90% of our kids' parents lost their jobs and income which has put significant pressure on our foundation to assist these families in their time of need. Through the ChangeGiving app, our focus is to regain this funding through the support of generous donors who believe in our mission. Ultimately, our objective is to continue to positively impact the lives of young people who are struggling with their physical, mental or emotional health. Our focus is to equip our youth with the tools they need to face any challenge that arises in their lives and to help them create a greater sense of confidence, happiness and peace of mind within themselves.
To celebrate and honor the 70th Birthday of Apple Co-Founder and living legend, Steve 'Woz' Wozniak, we have created an online virtual birthday celebration along with some of Woz's closest friends and fans including Andrea Bocelli, Alejandro Sanz, Shaq, Jay Leno, Mark Cuban, Chris Rock, Tony Robbins and many more. The funds raised through Woz's birthday celebration, scavenger hunt and finale will go towards Woz's favorite foundation-Jewel's Inspiring Children Foundation. Co-created by Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Jewel, Ryan Wolfington, and Marty Hennessy, for 18 years The Inspiring Children Foundation and Never Broken program has been empowering children struggling with financial hardship, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation by giving them the ultimate environment to survive then thrive at the highest levels. With teenage suicide up 70%, anxiety and depression doubling, the foundation has been at the forefront of solving this mental health epidemic. The program arms at-risk youth with everything they need to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy in a fun and inspirational way, online and in person. This ecosystem of excellence includes; emotional intelligence, SEL, mindfulness/meditation, DBT, Trauma treatment, group counseling and mentoring, leadership development, entrepreneur skills, nutrition, yoga, tennis, sleep science, and academics. 80% of operations are run by the children. Children gain know-how, an understanding of themselves, and confidence by earning their way in the real life “project driven learning” program. The young leaders have been so academically, athletically and personally developed that 95% have been offered scholarships and admissions into the best colleges in the world including: Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Georgetown, Penn-Wharton, Brown, Dartmouth, Williams, Columbia, Naval Academy, USC, Vanderbilt and 100 more. Most importantly these children are being armed with a “psychology for life” that helps them to generate their own peace of mind and contentment as self-actualized leaders. To learn more about Jewel’s programs visit www.inspiringchildren.net Check out our online auction with cool items such as dinners with celebrities, signed by Woz Apple merchandise, exclusive hotel packages, private concerts and more at: www.charitybuzz.com/woz