Our Young Advocates

When we launched With Purpose in 2015, we definitely had ideas about what the organization could be. But, it was young people that took up the cause and made the organization what it is today:  a youth-led movement dedicated to creating a world where kids with cancer have access to safe and effective treatments.  With Purpose features young people taking action in their community in order to change the world.  Read, in their own words, what the experience of being a With Purpose advocate has meant to them. 


Our Student-Led Chapters


Making Headlines

Read more about how our youth advocates are activating their communities and executing newsworthy initiatives.

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Out of the Classroom

You’ll never catch us telling teachers this, but you really can learn just as much, if not more, outside of the classroom.


Youth-led Events

With Purpose encourages youth to take an active role in the creation, planning, and execution of both major and minor special events. Our team works with young leaders across the country to make their big ideas come to life. One example? Our Fight for 5K and Fun Run. Learn more about the event here.


Youth-led Chapters

Our chapters at the collegiate and high school level are comprised of youth driven to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.  With all of our chapters, we commit to making their experience as a With Purpose advocate meaningful, educational and fun by providing training, cultivating peer-to-peer relationships, and mentorship. Interested in bringing a chapter to your school? Click here.


In the Classroom

We believe that in order to empower the next generation of game-changers, we need to educate them about the realities of childhood cancer and the best place to start is the classroom. Our goal isn't just to make youth knowledgeable about the barriers impeding the progress of new pediatric cancer treatments, but to make sure the knowledge and experience we give them now translates into something that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. 


Service Learning Projects

With Purpose partners with dozens of academic institutions across the country to help instructors combine classroom objectives with real-world learning experiences for students.  We have crafted everything from exercises in business leadership to semester-long projects in computer design and health communications.   

Starting with Stem

With Purpose’s Starting With STEM program was created by a group of five students at Kent State University. The program is centered around raising awareness of the pre-clinical gap and encouraging young adolescents to continue their education in the STEM field. We believe that providing STEM education at a young age will affect positive change in the childhood cancer research field. Currently, Starting With STEM is an active part of STEM-focused schools in Northeast Ohio. 


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Independent Study

For the 2018-2019 school year, With Purpose has paired with Belmont University for our first ever independent study program. In the fall of 2018, students at Belmont University will have the opportunity to plan and execute Jam With Purpose, a youth-led music festival designed to raise awareness about the problems surrounding pediatric cancer treatment. In the Nashville area and want to get involved? Click here to get in touch with our team.

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