ThinkGive’s mission is to inspire young people to use kindness and empathy to engage with their world. Our research-based and standards-aligned social and emotional learning (SEL) program empowers youth in grades 4-8 to develop self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills. They consider other perspectives, build meaningful connections with a wide range of people, and discover their capacity to positively impact their own lives and the lives of others.
Kindness is foundational to everything – how we interact with others, how we work, and how we live. Its power is underestimated, but it has astonishing effects for the giver and the receiver: it connects us, heals us, empowers us, and lifts us up.
Pursue authentic inclusion
We strive to create a community of people with different ideas, strengths, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that reflects the diversity of the youth we serve. We work collectively to ensure that all feel appreciated, seen/heard, and valued.
We hold and show a deep respect for young people, their ideas, and their capacity to impact others. We believe in the potential of young people and invest in them as the key to a brighter future for our communities and our world.
Small is profound
We believe that every individual, at every age, has the capacity to make the world a better place by taking small, positive, and intentional actions. And because we are all interconnected, our actions ripple outward to inspire a collective shift.