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Help Child Advocates of Fort Bend by Voting Today:

posted Feb 25, 2013, 10:37 AM by Crissy Nolen

CAFB Needs Your Help to Win the Chance to Crowdfund Their Project

Child Advocates of Fort Bend has entered a project in the Give for Youth Challenge to win the chance to crowdfund on, and needs your vote.

The top 20 vote-getters in the Give for Youth Challenge will get to crowd-fund their projects on Best of all, Microsoft will match funds raised during the challenge phase up to $100,000 across all organizations. This is an amazing opportunity for Child Advocates of Fort Bend and they are hoping you will help them make it to the top 20. If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference in the life of a child, this is your chance. All you need to do is VOTE by Friday, March 1 by going to and clicking the link to VOTE on at the bottom of the home page.

Child Advocates’ micro-project is WINGS which empowers teens in foster care to develop their own plans for successful and productive adult living once they age out of the system at age 18. WINGS is

based on three tenets: (1) education, (2) connecting with caring adults, and (3) basic life skills. All three are critical to improving a child's chances of achieving a successful life after foster care. Life

Skills training teaches youth about college financial aid, interviewing for a job, managing a budget, renting an apartment, cooking a basic meal, and managing a checking account. In the agency’s Campus Crawl week, youth visit 7 campuses in Texas to expose them to college life. Statistics have shown that without any assistance their futures often include homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, and substance abuse. WINGS offer these youth hope and changes these outcomes by providing access to options for learning beyond high school including college and vocational training.

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is asking everyone to cast your vote by March 1st, and forward the information to everyone in your network. The more votes they get, the better their chances to get this project off the ground and help foster youth in Fort Bend County. is a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with Global Giving. Microsoft teamed up with GOOD, a civic-minded community platform, to find 20 amazing youth-serving nonprofits to feature on, a microgiving portal that helps organizations fund microprojects for young people to create the Give for Youth Challenge.