Project Change (projectchange-md.org), a youth-driven nonprofit, empowers middle and high school students to be agents for positive change within their communities through youth health and safety, service, and leadership opportunities. Through musical theater the organization’s Team of Stars program has helped more than 500 youths learn significant life skills and theater skills, and engage in the art of collaboration.

Headquartered: Olney

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $300 provides tuition for two students to attend the Student Leadership Institute.
  • $1,000 supports the minimum cost to run the monthly Teen Coffeehouses.
  • $10,000 covers the cost for 250 students to take part in Project Change service clubs.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Volunteer at the annual spring “Party in Park” for the whole family.
  • Ongoing: Serve as a middle or high school member of the Project Change service club.
  • Internships