Give Us The Floor is fighting for youth to gain self-confidence and optimism. It is critical to becoming balanced, healthy and civically engaged adults. It has an innovative perspective on youth because it is #ByTeens4Teens. Youth create the path.
Please join us to transform the future of our kids - Have a look at our incredible 2016 Impact
You can do it for multiple reasons:
- Because you’re concerned about your own kids or grandkids - Read What adults need to know
- Because you’re concern about the future of youth - Read What adults need to know
- Because you’re concerned about the future of our nation - Learn more
Give Us The Floor is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The contribution(s) you make will be fully tax deductible to the extent of the law. Our Tax ID number is 47-4343977.
Current and past partnerships include:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America create great futures for the next generation of our leaders through encouraging education. We annually serve nearly 4 million youth through Club membership and community outreach.
Charis Denison is a youth advocate and expert in, Human Development, Ethics, and Social Justice / Community Involvement. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and non-profits for the past 21 years. After initially teaching middle and high school English and outdoor education, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. She has received national recognition for her work in those fields, as well as for her community-based work with American teens and Tibetan refugees in Central Asia.
Enterprise for Youth empowers and prepares young people for success in employment and higher education. They provide an integrated approach that combines job-readiness training with experiential learning. Students build confidence and skills through workshops, one-on-one guidance, career exploration, and college preparation assistance, and then put those new skills into practice through employment and internships. Since their founding in 1969, they have served more than 20,000 San Francisco students, including youth from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization supporting Art & Technology for Social Good. Their mission is to apply art and technology to create positive social impact through education, civic engagement, and public programs. They use digital tools to create art and design projects that benefit society. They test and scale projects with high-impact potential, teach digital tools to support artists and technologists and inspire communities around the Bay Area by promoting meaningful new work.
The Oakland Museum of California inspires all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. The 300,000 square-foot museum includes collections that are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features. New gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.
A continuation of 1AMSF, 1AM’s Oakland Generator serves the East Bay. Stemming from 1AM’s overall mission of representing the freedom of speech through art and expression, the Generator space seeks to transcend the concept of a traditional gallery. Our mission is to serve the creative needs of the East Bay as a collaborative, community space. We are here to uplift the local tastemakers of the East Bay while nurturing future influencers. We seek to promote local art, fashion, culture, and activism through culture collaborations, artist takeovers, educational panel discussions and mastermind sessions. The 1AM Generator is not a gallery but a cultural generator.s, and stories.
STEAM Carnival is a social amusement platform for all ages that uses technology infused games and immersive hands-on experiences that leverage people’s passion for music, fashion, and games to engage them in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States and is the longest-running touring music festival in North America.
OUR SUPPORTERS INCLUDE
Austin Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Hand Foundation
A big thank you for providing pro bono assistance to
Megan Conley, CEO & Founder of Social Tribe for doing social media workshops with teens
Mark Richards, photography
The law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Michael Rutchik, design and photography
Soraya Shockley, for doing creative writing workshops with teens