Change a Life

When you change a kid’s life, you change yours.

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Our nonprofit partners are empowering youth with the skills, resources, and mentors needed to unlock their full potential. Listen to their incredible stories to discover the difference we can make in helping young people navigate successful futures.

Dolores Haze,
Girls Write Now Intern and Mentee Alumni

Bailey Donahue,
Gold Star Daughter and Fallen Patriots Scholarship Recipient

Marc Sarmiento,
All Stars Project Alumni, Summer Intern, RBC Capital Markets

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From mentoring to mental health support, RBC Foundation USA's nonprofit partners are helping more youth access the support they need to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. Use the filter to explore our ongoing Change a Life series by topic or theme.

Ronald McDonald House New York helps caregivers of sick children manage stress and prioritize self-care, so they can provide strong support for their families.

Access to free mental health resources is helping TEAK Fellowship students feel emotionally healthy and ready to learn.

The Jed Foundation works with schools and colleges across the U.S. to develop and provide equal access to mental health support for young people.

With groundbreaking research and pioneering treatments, MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering is changing the way we fight childhood cancer.

With groundbreaking research and pioneering treatments, MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering is changing the way we fight childhood cancer.

With groundbreaking research and pioneering treatments, MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering is changing the way we fight childhood cancer.

From RBC Race for the Kids New York to Cycle for Survival, our commitment to raising funds to fight childhood cancer is stronger than ever.

Research funded by Cookies for Kids' Cancer has resulted in more than 25 new treatments for pediatric cancer.

Even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronald McDonald House Chapters kept the doors open to support families during their most challenging times.

At their times of greatest need, the American Red Cross is there to care for and support children and their families.

A unique school-based program at the Jersey City Medical Center is supporting local students succeed emotionally and academically.

iMentor matches high school students with college-educated mentors to help guide them on their college journey.

Boys & Girls Clubs around the world are nurturing grade school students to become compassionate, responsible, and productive adults.

Play Rugby USA uses the power of rugby to empower and inspire young people, primarily from underserved communities, to go forward and reach their true potential.

School in the Square is a charter middle school that goes beyond academics to give students the care and support they need to succeed.

Harnessing the life-changing potential of performance, the All Stars Project gives inner-city youth a chance to overcome their challenges

For Gold Star military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, Children of Fallen Patriots comes through with resources to help them achieve college success.

The TEAK Fellowship assists gifted students from low-income backgrounds to excel academically and fulfill their potential.

In New York’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, Literacy Inc. is stepping up to ensure children know the power of reading and can unlock brighter futures.

With its transformative afterschool programming, Play Rugby USA is teaching young people key life skills to help them succeed on the field and in the classroom. 

The journey through Memorial Sloan Kettering offers comfort and new hope to families battling rare cancers.

Ronald McDonald House New York is a community of volunteers and families who provide care, love, and support for kids fighting cancer.

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The RBC Foundation USA is committed to creating equitable access to the skills and support needed for young people to successfully meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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