The Emily Shane Foundation is a nonprofit named in memory of the 13-year-old girl from Malibu, Calif. who died in April 2010 when she was hit by an out of control automobile as she walked along the Pacific Coast Highway.
The foundation seeks to fund a program called Successful Educational Achievement, which provides tutoring to students who have learning or processing issues. Initially, SEA will target middle school students who struggle academically and risk failure due to a lack of funds and access. The foundation will act as a safety net to help these students succeed, the website says.
However, the foundation is not the website’s only focus. It is also a celebration of Emily’s life, and the center of the “Pass it Forward” campaign which encourages everyone to commit a good deed and then post what they did on the website. Some examples are:
“I donated to cancer research,” wrote Megan M.
“Offering my seat on the train to an elderly lady,” wrote Vanessa D.
“I helped two second graders resolve an argument they were having on the playground,” wrote Marie-Flora.
For seeking to inspire others to provide kind acts, and using their examples to prompt others to do the same, the Emily Shane Foundation website is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.