Every year Camp Goodtimes chooses a charity to raise money for (shout out to 2010’s choice: imagine1day). This summer’s choice is ‘Free the Children’.

   Free the Children was started after 12-year-old Craig Kielburger went to India in pursuit of fighting child labour. He founded the organization in 1995 and today they have more than one million young people involved in their programs in 45 countries. The video is Kielburger during his initial trip to India.

The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world. Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world.