Making a New United People (MANUP) ( develops youths into resilient and healthy leaders by providing support, resources and training. It provides in-school and community-based mentoring programs focused on building job readiness and decision-making skills. MANUP supports more than 400 Montgomery County youths annually.

Headquartered: Takoma Park

Serves: Montgomery County and Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

  • $250 covers one month of materials for MANUP’s teen drop-in center.
  • $1,000 provides a month of programing targeted at academically at-risk kids.
  • $10,000 covers programming at a single school for a year.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Serve as a guest speaker to share your story and advice with a group of youths.
  • Ongoing: Become a mentor to an aspiring leader.
  • Internships