Konstantine--Always Ready Kids

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Ashoka's Youth Venture aims to build a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now. This is the foundation for an "everyone a changemaker" world, the key factor for success for every society, organization, and person.

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Konstantine--Always Ready Kids

  1. 1. youth venture konstantine’s venture - always ready kids THE IDEA • Provide young people with safety information and disaster preparedness packets so that they are better prepared to deal with disasters in their own lives. • Raise money for disaster relief efforts in the US and abroad. IMPACT • Helped raise more than $10,000 for Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort and over $8,000 for Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief. What can i see on this picture and who is this guy?! • Provided almost 1,000 students with safety information and distributed over 600 safety packets. Konstantine, 13, of Lake Forest, Illinois, founded Always Ready Kids (ARK) in the aftermath of recent disasters. He wanted to help other kids understand the importance of being knowledgeable about safety and provide them with safety packs so that they could be better protected during an emergency. Always Ready Kids is a youth-run volunteer organization that helps kids around the world prepare for disasters by giving them safety cards, safety lectures, and preparation packets with basic emergency supplies. Presently, ARK has distributed over 600 safety packets and has worked with over 1,300 people around the world. ARK has formed chapters in the U.S.A., Cyprus, and Greece and is presently working on starting another chapter in Finland. Always Ready Kids creates and distributes safety packs that youth can easily carry in their backpacks. Team members have spoken with police, fire, and military officials, school administrators, and various groups of schoolchildren about safety. In addition to disaster- preparedness, ARK helps raise money for disaster relief efforts. “ARK WORKS TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE SO THEY CAN Always Ready Kids, with its corporate sponsors, has raised over $19,000 for emergency relief projects. Their amazing fundraising THINK CLEARLY IN A TIME skills became apparent after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, when ARK worked hard with the Nestle Corporation to raise more than $8,000 for relief funds. OF HIGH DANGER.” www.genv.net

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