We recently kicked off the Hive Challenge on Crowdrise , a month-long fundraising campaign to support non-profit organizations that are working to prepare youth for success in a digital age.
Thirty non-profit organizations from Hive communities in NYC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga and Kansas City are participating in this first-ever, cross-Hive fundraising effort, and they’re raising money for a variety of causes, including:
- expanding programs that empower youth to explore and develop new skills and interests
- purchasing new or upgraded technologies that support hands-on making
- providing professional development and training opportunities for mentors
- buying materials–from 3D printers to vans–to enhance or grow programs that reach more youth and/or address the needs of specific under-represented communities
Hive Learning Networks champion digital skills and web literacy through connected learning. Non-profit organizations that are part of these city-based learning laboratories design and implement innovative programs and practices that advocate for creative learning and change. They are museums, libraries, coding clubs, makerspaces, community centers and afterschool programs, and they need your help to sustain their efforts and build impact.
Mozilla is showing its support by contributing $50,000 in prize money, available to the organizations that are participating in the Hive Challenge. In addition to the funds each organization raises, they’ll have the opportunity to win additional cash prizes–through grand prizes and weekly bonus challenges–ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.
The first weekly bonus challenge is already underway, and any organization that raises $250 this week will be entered to win an additional $1,000 from Mozilla. New bonus challenges launch every Tuesday until the Hive Challenge wraps up on Monday, November 4th at Noon ET.
Please consider donating to some of these exciting Hive programs that are doing great work to spread web literacy and equip young people with valuable skills, confidence and a true maker spirit.