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Empowering kids to process and tell their stories.

100cameras

United States
We are a nonprofit organization that works with kids around the world who have had challenging experiences, and we teach them how to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community.
Introduction

We believe kids will change the world

Our unique approach

We are all about the empowerment. 

1. GIVING AN OUTLET TO PROCESS AND TELL 

Our program provides a clearing where kids can process and tell the stories of their past, present, and future through photography with no judgement or expectations. 

Working with kids worldwide ranging in age from 10 - 18 years old, our custom curriculum teaches both storytelling and technical photography skills in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community. 

MODEL & IMPACT

2. PROVIDING A PLATFORM TO BE THE LOCAL CHANGEMAKERS

100% of the proceeds* from student photo sales fund much-needed supplies, and our model partners with local organizations in each community that determine which medical, educational or basic needs they need funded the most. In addition, the cameras are left behind with the kids or organization so that they can continue the work.

SHOP PRINTS

GET INVOLVED

*After production, 100% of the proceeds from our student photos sold online equates to 94% of each sale.

We work around the world 

From South Sudan to Cuba to Thailand to USA to India and Brazil, kids are learning how to express their perspectives and tell the stories of their past, present, and future through our custom curriculum that teaches both storytelling and technical photography skills. 

PROGRAMS

Purchase photos taken by kids 

100% of the proceeds from each sale (94%) fund the most pressing needs in the student photographer's community, empowering them to become contributors by providing for the needs of themselves and society members. 

Our model partners with local, kid-centered organizations in each community that determine which medical, educational, or basic needs of their community need tobe funded the most. 

Lead your own 100cameras project 

Calling all Storytellers! Through our Snapshot Project platform, we equip passionate leaders with the tools, curriculum, and support needed to empower kids to embrace their stories, share their perspectives through photography, and create change in their communities. Learn how you can apply to empower kids in a community you care about. 

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Innovation Overview
10 - 18
Age Group
502
Children/Users
13
Countries
2009
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
183
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For more information, please visit: https://www.100cameras.org/
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