get informed

Find out more about the book and why Chelsea wrote it

get inspired

Learn from kids who are already making an impact

get going

Tell us what you’re going to do

Throughout It’s Your World, I suggest different websites you can visit if you want to learn more about a particular challenge or a particular solution addressed in the book. I thought it might be helpful to have all of them listed in one place, which is why I compiled this list, grouping together websites by chapter. While conducting research for It’s Your World, I drew on many more resources than are listed in the book, and I include some, though not all, of those here too. If there are sites you find particularly useful when thinking about the topics I talk about in the book, please let me know and I’ll consider adding them to the list of resources. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

–Chelsea

Links to resources by chapter

$1.25 a Day: Poverty Around the World
Organizations that Help Fight Poverty

water.org
water.cc
charitywater.org
barefootcollege.org
heifer.org
care.org
sewa.org
KivaU.org
williamkamkwamba.com

Global Information Sources

worldbank.org
un.org
unicef.org
who.int

$32 a Day: Poverty in America
Organizations that Fight Homelessness

asphome.org
rebuildingtogether.org
habitat.org
brickshare.biz
nationalhomeless.org
coalitionforthehomeless.org
nlchp.org

Organizations that Fight Hunger

foodtodonate.com
thefooddrivekid.org
nokidhungry.org
feedingamerica.org
marthastable.org
cityharvest.org
wastenofood .org
moveforhunger.org

Organizations that Promote Entrepreneurship

nfte.com
operationhope.org

Information Sources about Poverty in the U.S.

povertyusa.org
pobrezausa.org
census.gov
usda.gov

Time for School
Organizations Working to Increase Access to Education

pencilsofpromise.org
buildingtomorrow.org
coburwas.org
roomtoread.org/students
worldreader.org
talkreadsing.org
multiplicadores.do
pacemakerinternational.org
malala.org
savethechildren.org
freethechildren.com

Organizations that Help People with Disabilities Be Able to Go to School

walkaboutfoundation.org.
starkeyhearingfoundation.org

Information Sources on Education Around the World

en.unesco.org
unicef.org

Information about Work Rules for Kids in the U.S.

youthrules.dol.gov

We’re Not There Yet: Gender Equality
Organizations that Promote Equal Rights for Women and Girls

shofco.org
girlsnotbrides.org
everymothercounts.org
cleancookstoves.org
letgirlslead.org
girleffect.org
girlscouts.org
GirlUp.org
girlsinc-online.org

Organizations that Specifically Promote STEM

madewithcode.com
girlswhocode.com

Additional Information on Rights and Opportunities for Girls

noceilings.org

Staying Healthy
Organizations Focused on Heart Health

heart.org
BetheBeat.heart.org

Organizations Focused on Cancer

locksoflove.org
kendrascallforkomfort.org
standup2cancer.org
childrenwithhairloss.us
cancer.org
aicr.org

Organizations Focused on Healthier Eating

hailevthomas.com
katieskrops.com
thefoodtrust.org
healthiergeneration.org
choosemyplate.gov

Organizations Focused on Smoking (and Stopping Smoking!)

teen.smokefree.gov
kickbuttsday.org
tobaccofreekids.org
lung.org

Organizations Focused on Mental Health and Anti-Bulling

mentalhealth.gov
kidshealth.org
crisistextline.org
stopbullying.gov
thetrevorproject.org
safekids.org
halfofus.org

Additional Health Resources

alz.org
autismspeaks.org
bushfoundation.org

Viruses and Vaccines
Organizations that Help Fight Infectious Diseases

righttoplay.com
gavi.org
unitaid.org
theglobalfund.org
polioeradication.org
pih.org

Health Information Resources

cdc.gov
aids.gov
nih.gov
unaids.org

Bugs and Bacteria
Places to Play Games

nightmare.againstmalaria.com

Organizations that Work to Improve World Health

csdw.org
malarianomore.org
cartercenter.org
projectcure.org
nothingbutnets.net

Too Close to Gone: Endangered Species
Information about Specific Animals Discussed in It’s Your World

96elephants.org
savepangolins.org
polarbearsinternational.org
rhinos.org
tigerday.org
eagles.org
pandasinternational.org

Information about Parks

nationalparks.org
nps.gov

Information about Endangered Species

wwf.org
wcs.org
worldwildlife.org
iucn.org

And one more site where you can launch a petition to raise awareness or advocate for a change in any area you feel drawn to:change.org.