The Pin for Change
The Pin for Change is a young organization founded by two young people in Asheville, North Carolina. Our purpose is empowering kids’ imaginations to transform our world for the better. We’ll do this by facilitating youth led environmental stewardship projects in North Carolina.
THE PIN: The Pin is all about belonging to a community of kids who care about making a better tomorrow. Inspired in part by the Disney film “Tomorrowland,” which grants the holder of a special pin the chance to visit a future filled with possibility, we want to remind our members that the future is determined by our collective imagination and actions to make the world a better place. Kids who organize and participate in environmentally focused community service projects with The Pin for Change will earn a pin with our logo on it. Our logo was designed by our founders.
OUR MISSION: Facilitate youth-led environmental stewardship projects in North Carolina.
OUR VISION: Empowered kids and brighter tomorrows
Bring kids together to make a difference
LOve having lots of friends join us
How sweet is this?? Justin and Kevin like to come up with different ways to give back to their community. They decided to raise money and come to Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center to spend their earnings on toys for our cats! They chose toys from our store and went through giving the kitties gifts :) Please help us thank Justin and Kevin for their compassionate hearts!
Pin For Change organized a river cleanup at Carrier Park with our kindergarten classes. They supplied all cleanup materials and snacks and led groups of students around the park. It was a great experience for the kids to beautify a community park, and they learned that even kids their own age can make a huge difference in their community and world.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
We are now working to build a formal entity for the idea of The Pin for Change by establishing a 501(c)(3) organization, gathering a volunteer board of directors and assembling a youth advisory committee.
JOIN OUR BOARD
Our Board of Directors will help provide oversight and guidance to develop the organization. This is an opportunity for North Carolina-based volunteers to give back to the community using their professional expertise. Our founding board will be responsible for refining organizational bylaws, helping to build our brand, raising operating funds, networking with community leaders, and developing strategies around setting up and sustaining an effective nonprofit organization.
If you have skills in accounting, communications, leadership development, law, fundraising, environmental stewardship or child development and would like to learn more about becoming a board member, please contact Christy Lemyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN OUR YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A key value of The Pin for Change is our commitment to being youth led. We want our members—that is, kids ages eight to 17—to lead how we approach our work. We are forming a Youth Advisory Committee to provide insight, input and inspiration into how The Pin for Change operates and to build out pilot service projects that will help guide other children who get involved in the organization. Youth Advisory Committee members are asked to commit a year of service and attend at least six meetings. During this year, youth are expected to plan and participate in an environmental service event.
If your family is passionate about environmental stewardship and would like to help shape the future for North Carolina, please contact Christy Lemyre at email@example.com.
HELP US GROW
Do you know someone who could help host service projects, sponsor our events or share their expertise to help The Pin for Change grow? We’re eager to make connections with like-minded people.
GET IN TOUCH! Christy Lemyre firstname.lastname@example.org