Amplify the voices of Chicago youth and empower the next generation of leaders of our city and world!
Through a full-year of special events and programs, the Elevating Youth Voices initiative supports local Metropolitan Chicago youth who are taking the lead to improve their communities, addressing issues like gun violence, youth homelessness, justice reform, and youth mental health.
When you give, you are raising up the voices of thousands of smart, engaged, and creative young people, helping them make our communities stronger and safer.
Your donation impacts youth at 24 organizations and 100% of every dollar you give will be used to empower young people in Metropolitan Chicago to speak up and take action.
Raise money. Win prizes. Do good.
When you give...
- You will get a personalized shout-out on Bright Promises' social media.
- Your name will be listed on the big screen at the Elevating Youth Voices Fair in June and the 150th Anniversary Awards celebration in October.
- You will be entered into our 150th anniversary donor appreciation raffle to win awesome prizes like museum passes and $100+ gift certificates to Downtown hot spots.
- When you make a gift of $150 or more, you will be recognized as a Champion of Youth Voices on stage at the 150th Anniversary Awards celebration on October 15.
- Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers, including prizes for the person that raises the most money, the person that has the largest number of donors, and the person with the most shares on social media.
Start Fundraising and Make an Even Bigger Impact!
At the top of this page there is a button that says "Start Fundraising". Click on this button to quickly and easily set up your fundraising profile.
You can set your own goal and you will be provided with a digital fundraising toolkit and ongoing support from Bright Promises staff to help you reach your fundraising goal!
Don't want to fundraise? No problem! You can make your tax-deductible donation of any amount using the buttons above.
If we reach our goal, the Elevating Youth Voices crowdfunding campaign will fully fund one $10,000 Elevating Youth Voices grant, which will be presented at the 150th Anniversary Awards celebration on October 15.