The Validation Project
New City, NY | 18
2016 AWARD RECIPIENT
TVP provides a place for teens to realize their worth and use that to help others.
Valerie launched the Validation Project launched to help other teens gain confidence, believe in themselves more deeply, and develop the skills to address social justice issues. Teens identify their skills and passion, partner with mentors in their field of interest and then design campaigns to positively impact their community. The Validation Project also incorporates a “kindness curriculum,” that has replaced government-led anti-bullying courses in nearly 1,000 schools across the globe. To date, The Validation Project has grown from a handful of New York schools into a global organization with chapters in 105 countries. So far, 6,000 teens have gone through the program, 38,500 teens have joined chapters, 3,000 adults have served as mentors, and $40,000 in goods and services have been donated in support of the project.