WHY WE GIVE
"One thing that makes me support Riley's Way is how they support young leaders and changemakers so that they can broaden the impact that they have on the world." –Sophia HansonGet Involved
OUR MISSION & VISION
Riley’s Way invests in a youth-led kindness movement, providing young people with the programs, support, and inclusive community they need to thrive as changemakers.
We envision a future where kind leaders build a better world.
Call For Kindness
A national program that funds youth-led projects that inspire kindness, strengthen communities, and bring people together. Winners receive up to $3,000 to fund their project and join a cohort of Fellows from across the country to participate in our Leadership Development Program, learning from experts and each other.
Youth Leadership Retreat
The Youth Leadership Retreat brings together young people from around the country who are kind leaders and change agents in their communities. Teens and young adults participate in skill-building workshops where they learn how to tell their stories, communicate ideas, develop an action plan, build relationships, and treat everyone as a friend.
Riley's Way Councils and Chapters
Riley's Way Councils and Chapters bring together communities of students with different perspectives and supports them to become kind leaders. Councils and Chapters work directly with community groups to make a difference on social justice issues through the lens of empathy and kindness.
Riley's Way Means...
Riley's Way Foundation was established by Mackenzie & Ian Sandler in 2014 to honor the life of their nine-year-old daughter Riley Hannah Sandler.
Riley was a wonderful daughter and the truest friend who loved helping others.
Click here to learn more about Riley.