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Ellen DeGeneres's mother Betty created this GIG Spark to share a message of equality and love that will move and inspire you -- especially if you're a parent, grandparent or guardian of an LGBT youth. READ MORE>>


GIG SPARK VIDEOS

Why It's Important to Enjoy the Art Around Us

Photo In our latest GIG Spark, high school student Aaron Long takes a creative approach toward inspiring folks in his community to notice (and enjoy) the art that surrounds everyone.
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Help Rcoz Give the Gift of Hygiene and be Green

Photo Founded by 17-year-old Raghav Rajvanshy, Rcoz is an organization that collects and recycles used soap from hotels and sends them to the impoverished in third-world countries to improve their health and sanitation.
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Get Out and Enjoy Nature

Photo Rachel Choi, 17, will inspire you to disconnect from technology and connect with each other (after you read this blog and see this video, of course). Being in nature is like a long meditation and the best part is that it's free.
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Use Your Voice to Uplift Others, Guaranteed Smile

Photo Sometimes it's the simplest things in life that bring you joy. Mini Rasekhy, 14, wanted to use her voice to make others feel better -- and ultimately smile. She took to the streets of San Francisco to bring music to your ears, a smile to your face and joy to your heart.
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You Can Change the Ocean Litter Problem

Photo Nicolette Hagan, 22, created this GIG Spark to show us how we can do our part to keep the oceans looking a little more tide(y). She spent two hours along Northern California's Albany Beach picking up trash.
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Small Acts, BIG Impact

Photo Members of BAYCAT, a San Francisco-based non-profit that educates, empowers and employs underserved youth and adults in the digital media arts, hit the streets of the Bayview to create this GIG Spark. Their goal: to inspire you to send a postcard to someone you love.
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GIG SPARK HELP Inspire Compassion in Youth

Photo To teachers, parents and everyone dealing with a seemingly difficult youth in your life — please listen up. The youth need you. You have the power to change the trajectory of a young person's life.
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One Thing YOU Must Do Daily for YOUR Mental & Spiritual Health

Photo Melissa Cheng produced this Go Inspire Go GIG Spark (Youth Lesson on Compassion Program) in San Francisco. Her goal: To inspire you to be more conscious, present and aware of the beauty that surrounds you.
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Spreading Peanut Butter Sandwich

Photo You can see from 15-year-old Bailey Branham's GIG Spark video how something as small as a peanut butter sandwich sparked so many smiles and gratitude in San Francisco! What a sweet idea, even without the jam!
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Sweet Idea! Using Chocolate to Create Compassion

Photo For all of you who think doing a good deed takes too much time, money or energy watch this video by Gretchen Burley. She shows us that warming up the hearts of strangers in our community is as simple as sharing a cup of hot chocolate.
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Spreading the LOVE is Easier Than You Think

Photo This GIG Spark was crafted with lots of love by Kevin Schow, a senior at Huntington Beach High School near Los Angeles. Kevin hit the busy streets of downtown San Francisco with one mission: To spread the love. How? By simply giving flowers to strangers.
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Sparking Kindness with Socks. GIG Spark: Technology + Storytelling = Action

Photo Sierra Sanchez shows how handing out socks to homeless on the street is a simple way we can help those around us. Way to go and thanks Sierra for warming our soles and our souls!
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Inspiring strangers to smile

Photo Amber Lee Gochoel wants to inspire you to make someone smile by passing out smiley face stickers.
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