3 Ways to Support the 3D ThinkLink Initiative

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who made donations on #GivingTuesday! It’s still not too late to make a tax-deductible contribution for this year. 

Giving Tuesday 2016 3D ThinkLInk logo

The YouthQuest Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on November 29 that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving  and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

For this year’s #GivingTuesday, we are highlighting three ways you can help us expand our signature STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) project, the 3D ThinkLink Initiative.

Students in 3D ThinkLink LabMake a cash contribution in any amount for general support of this ever-growing project, which has introduced hundreds of kids to 3D design and printing since 2013. Besides gaining valuable job skills, students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity and confidence. Most important, at-risk youth discover that their failures are not final.
Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

3D ThinkLink Youth Mentor Tech PackSponsor a Youth Mentor by purchasing a $500 Tech Pack, which includes a 3D printer, design software, laptop computer and training for our most motivated and deserving 3D ThinkLink graduates. As Youth Mentors, they will share what they’ve learned with their family, friends and neighbors, helping to drive positive change in their communities. 
Click here to learn more and become a sponsor.

3D ThinkLink students using laptop computers in classDonate computers for students to use in 3D ThinkLink classes. Is your company upgrading to new laptops and disposing of old ones? Machines that are outmoded for you are still valuable for our students to use in learning 3D design software. Any basic laptop PC that runs Windows 7 or higher will work.
Click here to contact us about donating used laptops.

This video explains how our 3D ThinkLink Initiative helps at-risk youth build better lives.