Leading today for a kinder tomorrow


Riley’s Way invests in and supports the next generation of kind leaders. We provide young people with the programs, support and inclusive community they need to thrive as changemakers. Riley’s Way is committed to supporting these young leaders to build a better world that values kindness, empathy, connection and the voices of all youth.

We envision a future where kind leaders build a better world.

Riley’s Way works with emerging leaders, ages 13-23, who are leading social impact projects in areas like food insecurity, homelessness, education equity, and environmental justice – all through the lens of kindness, empathy, and connection. We support these young leaders to envision and achieve change. To date, we have invested in more than 3,500 young people across the country with over $4 million in grants and programming, impacting hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

Our organization is built on the values of kindness, empathy, community, and youth leadership. We believe the best leaders have these values at their core and that young people are the key to advancing social change. We see Riley’s Way Alumni as future leaders in business, nonprofit, arts, education, STEM, public service, and their communities.


Kindness is an active choice and the intentional practice of compassion, respect, extending oneself, and showing genuine care for others.


Empathy is the willingness to see, feel, and learn beyond your own lived experiences. It requires actively listening and learning from others.

Youth Leadership

Young people are at the forefront of decision-making, creating change, mobilizing their peers, and contributing innovative solutions to pressing issues they care about most, with adult allyship and support from others.


A community values and celebrates everyone's unique voices and experiences. It provides a space that fosters belonging, where diverse voices are heard and amplified, intersectional identities are honored, and authentic relationships and meaningful friendships are cultivated.

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