We asked how we can help...

About the Project

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students and their families are facing rent payments, food shortages, health concerns, mental health struggles, and overall feeling disconnected and overwhelmed. 

We reached out to our students and asked how we can help. Overwhelmingly, our young members age 12 through 18 told us that besides cash assistance, they need ways to connect with mentors and with their peers. They have so many worries and so many questions, in additions to wanting human connection. 

We have reassigned all of our artists and teachers to host online gatherings weekly to bring kids together. We are encouraging families to let us know about any of their needs, whether they need food, financial counseling, internet, or tablets. GBYM is either helping students directly or connecting them with our front-lines partners. 

Please help us show love for ALL of our neighbors, especially in an approx. 5-mile radius of Langley Crossroads and Takoma Park. The goal of this limited matching funds campaign is to raise $10,000. With your participation, we will keep paying our artists and teachers while they focus on helping so many young people and their families. Every dollar you donate today will be matched up to our $10,000 goal until the funds run out. 

Remember, time is of the essence. During this challenging time of uncertainty, help us be there for our students in their time of need.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$5,909.60 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 26 days ago
  • Donate $25 or more

    We will give a young person and her family art supplies to enjoy together, in your name. You will receive a message from the family who receives your gift.
    Amount over $15 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    Dedicate your gift to someone you care about or in memoriam to someone you have lost. That special name you provide will be listed on films produced by local young adults in 2020.

    (46 of 50 remaining)
    Amount over $50 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $125 or more

    Your dedication or memorial will appear in our Montgomery County Youth Media Festival materials and credits this summer.
    Amount over $50 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $450 or more

    We will dedicate an indoor tree at our Silver Spring HQ, a welcoming space providing services and programs for youth. The tree will have a special label made in our art classes, and our staff and young people will take special care of this memorial to your loved one.
    Amount over $125 is tax-deductible
$4,090.40 to go. Every dollar helps.
$5,909.60 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 26 days ago

Founding Sponsors


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