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Give More HUGS

Creation date: 2013

Country: USA

Location: San Antonio

Sector of activity: Education

Social issue: Digital solutions with high social impact · Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities) · Education (access to education and skills)

Give More Hugs is an organization that has created a model of mentoring in which community and national leaders train young people. Its mission is to empower them so that they can become leaders in their community and help underprivileged students become interested in learning, reading and creativity.

This enterprise has three programs. The HUGS Ambassadors program guides high school and college students to become social change agents in their communities. This initiative was created to inspire young people to become the solution to the problems in their communities. The program encourages the ambassadors to travel with their community leaders and organizations, organizing and implementing community service events. There are also programs to share books and backpacks that benefit underprivileged students in their communities.

The most unusual aspect of Give More Hugs is the model for developing leaders, training and mentoring GMH ambassadors. By providing students with the tools, skills and connections with community leaders to help their fellow-students, Give More Hugs has created a countrywide program that has inspired and will continue to inspire young people to support their fellow students.