Making a New United People (MANUP)

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Making a New United People (MANUP) (manupnow.org) develops youths into resilient and healthy leaders by providing support, resources and training. The organization provides in-school and community-based mentoring programs focused on building job readiness and decision-making skills. MANUP supports more than 400 Montgomery County youths annually.

Headquartered: Takoma Park

Serves: Montgomery County and Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

• $250 covers one month of materials for MANUP’s teen drop-in center.
• $1,000 provides a month of programing targeted at academically at-risk kids.
• $10,000 covers programming at a single school for a year.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Serve as a guest speaker to share your story and advice with a group of youths.
• Ongoing: Become a mentor to an aspiring leader.
• Internships