CHICAGO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Future International (BFI), an international nonprofit dedicated to funding educational programs, cultural projects and events that foster positive values announced today its partnership with Move This World (MTW) – a global nonprofit promoting conflict resolution through movement. Bright Future International has committed $150,000 to support Move This World in achieving its goals.
The partnership will increase Bright Future International's footprint in New York City as it seeks to grow its presence domestically in the United States. Together with Move This World, BFI will expand its reach into communities to pursue its mission of effecting positive change in youth through the promotion of key values such as love, compassion, kindness and empathy.
"We are thrilled to partner with such an important organization like Move This World," said Anthony Melikhov, Founder of Bright Future International. "Our mission and values align perfectly with theirs and we feel this is the ideal partnership to introduce BFI to New York and continue the important work that we and Move This World do, together."
Sara Potler LaHayne, Founder and CEO of Move This World, added, "We couldn't be happier that Bright Future International has elected to partner with, and support, our organization. BFI has such an amazing impact around the world and we look forward to working with them to reinforce the positive influence we have on the youth here in New York City."
Bright Future International will augment Move This World's efforts with New York City Public Schools to deliver their hallmark program - an innovative, evidence-based curriculum that engages students Pre-K-12 in movement-based activities that promote empathy, mediation skills, diversity appreciation, anger management, and conflict transformation.
For more information on Bright Future International, please visit: www.brightfutureinternational.org
For more information on Move This World, please visit: www.movethisworld.org
About Bright Future International:
Bright Future International (BFI) is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, dedicated to funding educational programs, cultural projects and events that foster positive values such as compassion, kindness, and love and encourage people to share these values with others. To date, BFI has funded projects with other non-profit organizations in the USA, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Panama focused on disadvantaged children, displaced women, refugees and indigenous populations, with the goal to inspire people to live more fulfilling lives by helping others.
About Move This World:
Move This World (MTW) is a global nonprofit that uses creative movement as a vehicle to transform conflict, violence and bullying in communities. Our hallmark program is an innovative, evidence-based curriculum that engages students Pre-K-12 in movement-based activities that promote empathy, mediation skills, diversity appreciation, anger management, and conflict transformation.
In partnership with schools, community-based organizations, and families, MTW is building and connecting more peaceful communities in the United States in Baltimore, Newark, New York City and Washington DC and internationally in Colombia, Germany, and the Philippines. To date, MTW has worked with over 9,000 individuals across 22 cities on four continents. Our vision is to change the way we teach and learn, with movement and empathy at the core.
SOURCE Bright Future International