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Every Person in New York

Cultivating character. That's the core mission of Fiver Children's Foundation. The kids accepted into the program are from underserved NYC communities and the organization makes a 10-year commitment to each child. That lengthy commitment is key to Fiver's success.

Through out-of-school programs, a 129-acre sleepaway summer camp in upstate New York, summer internships, workshops, tutoring and mentoring, Fiver instills the kind of values that you might want for your own child, encouraging them to become engaged citizens, make ethical and healthy life choices, and acquire the skills for school and careers.

Founded by Tom Tucker in 1998, the organization is named for the star of Richard Adams' Watership Down, the rabbit Fiver, who sets out for a better way of life. Fiver has also become an acronym for their values: friend, individual, valuable team player, environmentalist, risk taker.

Watch this video on why the kids of Fiver need you—here's info on how to be involved and on making a (tax deductible) donation.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.


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