What does Magic Bus do?
In a nutshell: At Magic Bus we move children out of poverty by nurturing them on a journey from childhood to livelihood. We use mentors and a sports-based curriculum to engage children and ensure that they make the right choices from childhood all the way through to better livelihoods as adults.
Going deeper: We train and guide local, community-based mentors to deliver a long term program that focuses on education, health and gender equity. The program enables young people to have more choice and control in their lives and increases their chances of moving out of poverty. We do this by using a comprehensive curriculum that uses activities and sport and is delivered using a child-friendly mentoring approach. Our approach has proven to be successful for two main reasons: the child’s long-term engagement and the mentor’s familiarity with the child’s context. The mentor provides constant feedback and monitors the child’s behavior over a long period of time. This brings about proven behavior change.
Every Magic Bus participant is offered our livelihood program, CONNECT. It offers youth a chance to enroll in college and helps with securing a job placement. As a result of our work, more than 250,000 children and youth are today accessing better education, improving their health situation, displaying more gender-equal behavior and working towards stronger livelihood options as adults.
You can view more at www.magicbususa.org
** Please note that this event is NOT open to the public and Volunteers will need to be fully vetted, educated, and registered to Volunteer. Please Contact Ami at the information provided below to register.**
The Gala starts at 6PM and goes until everyone leaves. We will need volunteers for multiple aspects of the evening. This will include helping with check-in, helping in the kitchen, helping with silent and live auction items, helping with payments, basically ensuring the entire evening runs very smoothly.
Tags: at-risk youth, education, poverty, international, sustainability, youth
Contact Person: Ami Moore
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 7139299141
Organization: Magic Bus USA