Reading is a fundamental skill that helps children learn and grow. It’s important for parents and educators to help kids develop a love for reading at an early age. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of reading and how it can help marginalized youth in our communities.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. This is a time where we celebrate the families that have adopted children, as well as raise awareness for the many kids who are in need of homes. Read More
Thanksgiving is a time when families come together to celebrate all that they are grateful for. For many foster kids, this holiday can be bittersweet. They may feel grateful for the new family they have been welcomed into, but may also feel sad and loss at not being able to spend the holiday with their birth family. . Learn how to help.
November is Native American Month. For this reason, we want to honor the history and culture of Native American people. Did you know there are more than 573 separate tribal entities in the United States, and approximately 175 indigenous languages remaining today? Read More
STEM programs help kids to build self-confidence by providing opportunities to try new things, learn new skills, like problem-solving. In addition, they can also help children see that they are capable of accomplishing. Read More.
This article focuses on importance of music for kids and youth, the important work Spokane Youth Symphony is doing to change the lives of our community’s youth, and to express our thanks for their performance at our gala. Read More
Today is National Coming Out Day! This date was observed for the first time in 1988 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gay Freedom Parade and to create awareness about LGTBQ+ people and their rights in the USA. Read More
Beginning September 15th through October 15th, we have a whole month to celebrate and recognize the Hispanic heritage that has …
What helps to reduce suicide rates is to improve the well-being of those vulnerable people by doing the opposite to restrict, we must support, listen, accompany, adequate mental healthcare, and give more access to medical services and suicide prevention activities. Read More
Marginalization, also referred to as social exclusion, occurs when certain groups do not have equal access to various areas within our society. It can occur due to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, background, socio-economic level, migrant status, and age. Read More
Research shows time and again that sleep significantly impacts cognitive performance, vocabulary acquisition, learning, and memory. Sleep also significantly affects growth, especially in early infancy, where sleeping is necessary for memory consolidation and motor skill development. Read More
Today is National Non-Profit Day! Let’s take this time to celebrate the daily hard work and dedication that nonprofit organizations put in. These organizations play a vital role in our society, and they deserve our recognition and support. These organizations provide various services essential to our communities’ well-being, including education, health, shelter, enlighting, nurturing, support, and more.
Every year, the International Youth Day celebration has a different focus. The annual topics have varied greatly, from youth civic engagement, young building peace, transforming education, and engagement in global action to this year’s topic: intergenerational solidarity. Read More
A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Read More
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of people through force, fraud, or deception, intending to exploit them for profit. As a community, we can’t ignore that even the places where we live can be connections for the traffickers to get to other states. Read More
In November 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 15th as World Youth Skills Day. The celebration of this day brings awareness and a call to action to improve access to new skills for young people. These skills are necessary attributes for employment and entrepreneurship. Read More
The value that Girl Scouts places in the outdoors is stronger than ever. For many girls, belonging to Girl Scouts provides an opportunity to connect with nature in a girl-led setting. The organization offers a wide range of outdoor programming, from day trips to week-long camping trips. Read More
Bayard Rustin’s work was instrumental in the civil rights movement. He believed that all people should be treated equally and worked tirelessly to make this happen, even when it was unpopular or dangerous for him. His non-cooperation, truth, and honesty techniques during protest then became an inspiration and support for young activists like Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn More
Juneteenth is a great time to learn about the ending of slavery in the United States and to honor the culture and achievements of African Americans. Today, we want to celebrate Dorothy Vaughan. Even though she didn’t live during times of slavery, it was only 50 years later when she was born. Surrounded by instability and uncertainly for black people, Dorothy was born to be the first African-American team manager at NASA. Read More.
June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual and intersex (LGBTQAI+) people and their rights. While great changes have been made in recent years toward equality, there is still work to do. Read More
Rueben Mayes was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1963. Growing up on a rural farm, he developed a love for football at a young age and played high school football at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. Rueben credits his high school football coach, Don Hodgins, for helping him develop his skills and instilling a love for the game in him. Read More.
In celebration of Foster Care Awareness Month, we are continuously highlighting our most important projects to support organizations that are …
Relationships make the world go round. Exploring the concept of relationships can be overwhelming but in this article, we will …
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families …
In celebration of Earth Day, it is important to understand that children who play more outdoors develop a passion for nature and a sense to protect the environment. Read More.
Believe in Me invests in Enrichment Programs, providing creative thinking opportunities for kids to use their imagination and see a new world full of possibilities. Learn More
We believe in educational programs that engage, empower, and inspire struggling kids to believe their future. That’s why we support Playworks. Learn More.
Ten Inland Northwest charities receive grant awards from Believe in Me to benefit marginalized children in 2022. A total of $134,306 has been granted to ten regional nonprofits from Believe in Me, a foundation for kids. [Read More]
During this time of year, it is so important for us to slow down and remember to teach our children to understand what being thankful is all about. Read our [Blog] to learn 5 ways to teach kids gratitude during the holidays!
Today is National Bring Your Teddy to Work/School Day. It may not be something you’ve heard of, but it’s an opportunity for you and your company to make a child’s day! http://believeinme.news
The Young Women’s Christian Association of Spokane is an organization committed to social justice, gender equality, and youth support. Through …
Making art, playing with friends, and exploring outside aren’t just fun activities, but they’re also helping children develop emotional intelligence.