Project Giving Kids Grows West Coast Presence with Bay Area Launch; Unveils First-of-its-Kind Mobile App to Support Bicoastal Efforts and Help Youth Connect to Causes

YouthGive iOS App

“Early and repeated exposure to service during childhood has been shown to have many positive effects on youth development. PGK makes it easy for today’s busy kids and teens to find ways to give back that fit their interests and schedules.”

Project Giving Kids (PGK), a nonprofit operating in Boston and Los Angeles that connects youth to causes, today announced the opening of its Bay Area operation and its new app for teens, YouthGive.

“Early and repeated exposure to service during childhood has been shown to have many positive effects on youth, including higher self-esteem, decreased propensity for engaging in risky behaviors, greater levels of empathy, and the ability to forge stronger relationships,” said Molly Yuska, founder of Project Giving Kids. “PGK makes it easy for today’s busy youth to find ways to give back that fit their interests and schedules. We’re fostering a sense of service as a basic principal of child development in order to cultivate stronger kids and doing so in a way that resonates with today’s youth.”

How Youth Get Involved

Families, schools, youth programs and individuals can engage with PGK through a creative website designed for kids and families (http://www.projectgivingkids.org), or via the newly announced, first-of-its-kind iOS mobile app, YouthGive, built for teens, available now for free in the App Store. Additionally, PGK hosts targeted community-based events that provide hands-on service opportunities highlighting the growing PGK partner network, including a big fall service event being planned for the South Bay and Peninsula regions of the Bay Area.

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