Inspiring Nonprofits Started By Students

All of the following nonprofits were started by students all over the world. This list is not a ranking, it is just a collection of the best nonprofits founded by high school students. This is meant to highlight all the great work done by students all across the world.

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Best Student Created Non-Profits

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United Under Arts

They provide free arts opportunities and experiences to undeserved communities/populations like the elderly and children- primarily through workshops and concerts along with donating art supplies. They also take the time to write many articles on the arts, why they’re important, and how they relate to STEM/other subjects. At the moment they have around 300 members across 15 different countries.

Girls Genius Magazine

For the past two years, Girl Genius has successfully connected 150 females across 40 locations internationally and amassed over 1,950 community members. Our team has created 240 pages of inspiring content with over 3,000 reads. With the support of nationally-acclaimed initiatives such as BUILTBYGIRLS, Wogrammer, Kode With Klossy, and GenZGirlGang. But most importantly, Girl Genius doesn’t stop after a single magazine release or blog post—they continue to connect and inspire girls in STEAM all year long.

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Send 2 Space

They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is promoting equitable education through unique and engaging projects. Along with this, they offer free tutoring, interactive virtual classes, and have even done projects involving launching a payload to low orbit space with an onboard camera! They have also connected elementary school children with mentors to build positive relationships and provided resources in times of need.

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Justice Leader’s Council

Justice Leaders’ Council is a registered student-led NGO headquartered in Hong Kong and operational in 5 other countries. They strive to reduce inequality within the refugee community as well as to raise awareness for the cause as a whole. Their initiatives include: educational panels for refugee students, international humanitarian law webinars (in collaboration with the red cross), and a refugee advocacy webinar series. As a member you will be able to attend webinars with professors, asylum seekers and journalists.

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Medical Debt Eradicators

They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is promoting equitable education through unique and engaging projects. Along with this, they offer free tutoring, interactive virtual classes, and have even done projects involving launching a payload to low orbit space with an onboard camera! They have also connected elementary school children with mentors to build positive relationships and provided resources in times of need.

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Start With You

For those interested in: environmental activism, leadership, ecology, environmental science and studies, public health, and sustainable development. A global network of over 40 chapters in more than 20 countries where each of them execute a context-dependent action plan to decrease and measure the environmental impact each of their communities make and essentially lead a community-based approach to mitigate environmental damage through both individual and collective action.

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