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Annual Report


As we step into the new year, I wish you and your family good health and joy. It's amazing how quickly 2023 flew by, a year of significant achievements for Believe in Me. Your support was crucial in funding 26 programs and launching new initiatives to support LGBTQIA+ youth and scholarships for 1st generation college students. We are immensely grateful for the time, talent, and resources our volunteers and donors have shared. Your contributions were essential to our success. Thank you for being a vital part of our journey!

A Message From The CEO

Julie Wukelic

Grant Awards - $330,000

365 Youth Comforted

3,330 Youth Learning

2,177 Kids Supported

4,759 Kids Having Fun

503 Children Cared For

Five Pillars of Caring

Scholarship Recipients

Suzanne Kay Nichols

In a world where dreams are the catalyst for change, Suzanne Nichols emerges as a beacon of empowerment through her remarkable journey with Believe in Me. Join us as we delve into her inspiring story.

Embark on a journey of empowerment and resilience with Sofia Lopez, a shining example of Believe in Me's mission. Discover how her unwavering determination is transforming her life and community.

Reagan Eleanor Cox

In the pursuit of empowerment and overcoming adversity, Regan Cox's inspiring journey with Believe in Me shines as a beacon of resilience. Join us as we delve into her story of triumph.

Maximus Egypt Allen

In a world where dreams often face adversity, join us as we delve into the inspirational journey of Maximus Allen with Believe in Me, a tale of educational empowerment and unwavering determination.

Bryan Chel Lara

Meet Bryan Lara, a shining example of academic excellence and community leadership. Discover his inspiring journey as a recipient of the prestigious $10,000 Believe in Me Scholarship.

Welcome to the inspirational story of Heaven McIntyre, a beacon of empowerment through the Believe in Me scholarship program. Her journey embodies resilience, dreams, and the power of education. Explore how Heaven's determination is shaping her path to success.

Makayla J Lopin-Hersh

In a world where adversity can often overshadow potential, Makayla Lopin-Hersh's inspiring journey with Believe in Me is a beacon of hope. Join us as we delve into the remarkable resilience of a young woman determined to overcome obstacles and achieve her dreams.

Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission.

Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission.

Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause.

Thank You!

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Allow two kids to have access to an online video-based course called Nature at Home, encouraging nature exploration in parks and backyards at no cost 

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Inspire and encourage two youths in a low-income situation to go to college, and support them with the tools and resources they need to succeed 

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Allows ten victims of human trafficking to be relocated to a safe place and provide them with care for trauma

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Provides five foster families a love box full of items to celebrate special months like the beginning of the school year, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas and more.

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Cover the expenses of two kids to enroll in the Youth Symphony, and perform concerts in the Woldson Theater at the Fox 

Donations Make A Difference

How Believe in Me Is Working Towards Gender Equality for All Kids

Gender equality is a crucial topic today. At Believe in Me, we understand how essential it is to ensure every child has equal rights and opportunities, regardless of gender.

How Believe in Me is Tackling Educational Inequities in the Foster Care System

It’s no secret that children in foster care often face educational disadvantages. Unfortunately, those disadvantages can follow them for the rest of their lives and make reaching success even harder. 

Education For Success: How Great Educators Make The Difference

After conducting some research, it became clear that education isn’t empirical. Even the finest primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions can produce bad results. 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiring Girls to Become Heroes

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, created by UNESCO, aims to encourage more women and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

The Shocking Truth About LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide and What You Can Do to Help

Every year, countless young people take their own lives because they feel hopeless, alone, and rejected by society. We need to do better for these kids. 

Believe in Me Promotes Equity on International Day for Ending Racism

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual event that takes place on March 21. 

Celebrating Neurodiversity and Supporting Individuals with Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and as the world celebrates neurodiversity and raises awareness about autism, we want to share our work to support individuals with autism and promote inclusion in the community.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to Spot, Prevent, and Join the Fight Against Child Abuse with Believe in Me

The history of National Child Abuse Prevention Month dates back to 1983, when President Ronald Reagan declared April as the month to raise awareness about child abuse.

Stories Of Impact

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

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