The YouthCharge Immigrants/Refugees Board is comprised of high school-aged youth from Colorado and California. They are raising money to support youth-serving organizations that meet at least one of the following needs in Colorado and the US:
Support for Dreamers (DACA recipients)
The YouthCharge Immigrants/Refugees Board chose this need because we want to make sure that Dreamers aren't deported from the United States and are able gain permanent status. The majority of these diverse, hardworking individuals, living out the American Dream, have resided in the US nearly all of their lives. It's important for Dreamers to have a sense of recognition and acceptance and not feel ostracized because they weren't born within the borders of United States. Dreamers should know that they are valued and have a place here, and we need to make sure that this isn't stripped from them. We want to fund organizations that work with or provide support for DACA recipients.
Support During the Legal Immigration Process
The YouthCharge Immigrants/Refugees Board wants to fund organizations that support families going through the legal immigration process. The US immigration process is lengthy and complicated, and it hinders many people from obtaining legal status. This process can be intimidating to many attempting to immigrate to the United States, so it is important to raise awareness about immigration and immigration policy. Immigrants bring diversity to and are the backbone of the American economy, so it’s important that we help people through the immigration process.
Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and Refugees
The YouthCharge Immigrants/Refugees Board wants to fund organizations that provide support for undocumented immigrants and refugees. The United States fails to provide resources to undocumented immigrants and refugees, and it is very important to ensure that everyone’s basic needs are being met regardless of legal status. Undocumented immigrants already have so much on their plates - from legal issues to personal struggles - and they should not have to worry about having access to basic needs and resources for their wellbeing.
To learn more about the YouthCharge program, please visit: https://youthroots.org/youthcharge/
Donations sent through GoFundMe Charity will be sent to YouthRoots, who will then distribute 100% of the funds to the board's chosen winning nonprofits at the end of the program in February 2021.