UNICEF Announces Launch Of KID POWER!


UNICEF excitedly announced today, February 25th, the launch of a revolutionary new tech & fitness program that’s working to get American youth active while helping to save lives around the world.  Through the use of the world’s first “wearable tech for good,” around 10,000 elementary school students in Dallas, Boston and NYC will take part in Kid Power which provides lifesaving nutrition to severely malnourished children.

Beginning in March, the thousands of participants will monitor their physical activity with UNICEF Kid Power fitness bands that tracks kids on their way to a goal of 12,000 steps a day.  That full day of physical activity converts into one packet of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food, a specially-designed protein and vitamin-rich paste used to save the lives of children with severe acute malnutrition.

The kids participating in the 30-day challenge will be joined by the help of their mayors, UNICEF ambassador Tyson Chandler, the Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins.

Merging technology, fitness and philanthropy, Kid Power will work to save lives around the world.

This is something truly great! Go, KID POWER!

Katy Perry And Other Celebs Cover John Lennon’s #IMAGINE Song As Part Of UNICEF Campaign!



Katy Perry and many other celebs, from musicians to actors, are showing off their vocals during a cover of John Lennon‘s famous classic “Imagine” in a new video for UNICEF and their campaign! Aussie singer Cody Simpson is also featured in the UNICEF video! The campaign is in effort to bring awareness of children’s rights on the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Be sure to check out Katy Perry and other stars singing “Imagine” in part of the UNICEF campaign by watching the video below!

VIDEO: Celebs Sing-A-Long To John Lennon’s “Imagine” For UNICEF!

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Today, November 20th, UNICEF unveiled the #IMAGINE project as part of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child during a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly.

The #IMAGINE project brings together artist Yoko Ono, renowned music producer and DJ David Guetta, UNICEF Ambassadors – including Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, Angélique Kidjo, Daniela Mercury, Yuna Kim – and a host of other high profile supporters with the aim of creating a unique moment in music history that will highlight the tremendous challenges children face the world over.

A new interactive digital experience, powered by TouchCast, will allow everyday people to record their own version of “Imagine”, John Lennon’s iconic anthem of hope and peace, alongside their favourite stars, in what UNICEF hopes will be the largest ever global sing-along.

These individual recordings, and those of UNICEF’s Ambassadors and other artists, will be made into a multi-lingual ‘world’ version of Imagine, produced by David Guetta. Everyone who records the song has the chance to have their vocals and videos used in the new UNICEF version of Imagine and in the accompanying interactive music video, created by TouchCast and TheBridge.co – both of which will be released in the lead up to New Year’s Eve 2014.

“The Convention on the Rights of the Child asked us all to imagine a better world for children – and calls on all of us to make that vision a reality,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “The #IMAGINE project gives people across the globe a chance to join a global movement for children, lending their ideas, their visions and, not least, their voices to advance the rights of every child, everywhere.”

To participate in #IMAGINE, individuals follow three easy steps:

  • Download the TouchCast app for iOS via Apple’s App Store or at http://imagine.unicef.org;
  • Record your version of Imagine with John Lennon and a host of celebrities simply by tapping the red record button;
  • Record personal messages describing what they imagine a better world for children would be like;
  • Share your recordings with friends with the hashtags #EVERYVOICECOUNTS and #IMAGINE.

Check out the fantastic “Imagine” video with plenty of your favorite stars that also include Lance Bass, Cody Simpson, David Arquette and more by clicking HERE!


Zendaya Surprises Local New York City School To Promote UNICEF — See The Photos!

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After actress and music artist, Zendaya, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson, promoted UNICEF on Good Day New York yesterday, October 27th, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson, made a surprise visit to P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith Elementary in New York City earlier today, October 28th.

Arriving at the elementary school, an unsuspecting class received a shock as she made her way into the room. Zendaya spent one-on-one time with the kids as she helped them decorate their very own Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes to take home.  Later on, hundreds of students gathered for a surprise assembly led by the star herself. The kids were able to learn more about the campaign, what it means to her and how they could also help save the lives of other children around the world.  Ten lucky students had the chance to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the assembly. Questions ranged from what costumes Zendaya wore as a kid to where donations specifically go and of course, whether or not she would be able to give everyone a hug.

This year, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been made even easier through the option of fundraising digitally via Crowdrise.  A personal page can be created in just a few simple steps for those who may not be able to go door-to-door, allowing friends and family members to donate with the click of a button.

Although orders for collection boxes are closed at this time, it is still possible for participants interested in going door-to-door to download a printable label and create their own box.  Donations collected through the campaign provide medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children all over the globe.  No contribution is too small – with just $1, UNICEF can provide a child with clean drinking water for 40 days.  Trick-or-treaters all over America have raised more than $170 million for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 1950.

Do scary good this Halloween and learn more about the Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF campaign by going to www.unicefusa.org.

Check out these wonderful pictures of Zendaya and the students at the New York City school below!

Zendaya Promotes UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat 2014 On ‘Good Day New York’ – Watch Here!


Zendaya looked absolutely stunning and professional when she appeared on Fox’s Good Day New York on Monday afternoon (October 27) in New York City. Zendaya was on the show to not only talk about herself and her new show K.C. Undercover but also to help promote her UNICEF Trick-or-Treat 2014.

Be sure to check out everything she had to say by watching the video below!

Zendaya Coleman Is The Spokesperson For Iconic Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Campaign


Actress, platinum recording artist and author Zendaya, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, is asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. Zendaya will be appearing as a “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF superhero” in print, online, and broadcast public service announcements to encourage participation in the 64-year-old American tradition. Donations collected through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF provide medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children around the world.

In addition to going door-to-door with traditional orange boxes to collect coins for UNICEF, for the first time kids and parents can now set up individual fundraising pages on Crowdrise for their friends and family members to donate. Also new this year, participants can turn their Halloween party into a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser by setting up a donation page and including a link to it in their party invitation. To get started, visit www.trickortreatforunicef.org.

“I loved Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF when I was younger because it was such an empowering experience to be able to make a difference. Kids need more than candy; they need basics like medicine, nutrition and clean drinking water, and millions of them wouldn’t have these things without UNICEF,” said Zendaya, 18-year-old star and producer of Disney Channel series KC Undercover airing this winter, and former contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. “I’m really excited to celebrate Halloween this year by inspiring a new generation of kids to be Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF superheroes that help save other kids’ lives.”

The campaign relies not only on children and parents, but also on educators to teach their students the value of helping kids in need. This year K-8 teachers can participate through the 2nd annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF School Challenge. The competition will provide 15 grand prize winning teachers with $1,000 technology grants. All entrants will be asked to describe how they will teach their students about issues facing children globally and the importance of giving back. To be eligible to win, teachers must submit Trick-or-Treat donations by Dec. 1, 2014. To enter the competition, visit www.trickortreatforunicef.org.

Additionally, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Teachers’ Guides can be used as a resource for educators to help provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make an impact through the campaign. Using readings, photos, videos, music, maps, and games, they introduce students to UNICEF’s work, child rights, and a variety of issues affecting the health and well-being of children around the world.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is grateful for the support of National Sponsors HSN, Inc. and Key Club International, National Media Sponsor Media Vest, Promotional Supporter Coinstar, Inc. and Proud Supporter BuySeasons, Inc.

Zendaya Coleman Named UNICEF Trick Or Treat Ambassador


Congratulations to Zendaya Coleman! She has just been announced as the new Trick or Treat UNICEF Ambassador.

Zendaya will be appearing in print, online, and broadcast public service announcements to encourage participation in the 64-year-old American tradition.

Donations collected through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will provide medicine, clean water, nutrition, emergency relief and education to children all around the world.

Congratulations, Zendaya, from everyone here at TeenInfoNet.

Star Wars: Force For Change Raised $4.2 Million For The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


With an exciting initiative that offered a chance to win unique rewards and prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize, Star Wars: Force for Change raised $4,261,410 USD for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Contributions were received via fundraising platform Omaze from citizens of 125 countries and enough money was raised to support the equivalent of 7-8 new UNICEF Innovation Labs.  The grand-prize winner was D.C. Barns of Denver Colorado, who shared during a donor video chat that the first time he saw Star Wars when it opened in theaters in 1977, when he was only five. “I loved it! … I just couldn’t get it out of my head of 35 years.” D.C. was then asked to share his favorite Star Wars moment. As he began to reply, he was suddenly surprised in his Denver office by members of Star Wars: Force for Change team. Once settled, D.C. exclaimed, “This! This is my new favorite Star Wars moment!”

  1. C. will enjoy a trip to London for himself and a guest, a behind-the-scenes visit to the Star Wars set, and will be fitted with a costume and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode Vll.

UNICEF’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through Star Wars: Force for Change will impact the lives of children around the world, through projects like MobiStation, a portable, solar-powered educational kit to ensure children have access to quality learning anywhere, and Rapid FTR (Family Tracing and Reunification), a mobile phone application that helps reunite separated and unaccompanied children with their families in natural disasters.

Disney committed an additional US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.

Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this charitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs.

For a link to view the winner surprise, please click below:

Selena Gomez Talks About Her UNICEF Nepal Trip–See The Interview!!

Selena Gomez visits Nepal in her role as UNICEF Ambassador

As we reported last month, Selena Gomez made a trip to Nepal as the ambassador for UNICEF. A new interview has been released of Selena discussing her trip  and how it put things in perspective for her considering the conditions that some people have to live in as compared to people in the USA.

Check out this newly released interview with Napali Entertainment below and find out what the trip meant to Sel.

Selena Gomez In Nepal For UNICEF — New Pics + Details Here!!

Selena Gomez visits Nepal in her role as UNICEF Ambassador

As we reported earlier, Selena Gomez’s trip to Nepal as UNICEF Ambassador took place earlier this month. UNICEF has released more photos from her trip to the country.

Pop star Selena Gomez showed off her caring side as she made a trip to Nepal in her role as UNICEF Ambassador. The singer visited schools and mothers-to-be on the visit. “The visit to Nepal was extraordinarily powerful,” she said.

Selena Gomez met with female adolescents who had been recruited into the armed conflict that ended eight years ago in Nepal. She learned of their experiences and the support services that UNICEF has provided to them to build a better future

At the Gangaparaspur Health Post, UNICEF Ambassador, Selena Gomez had the chance to speak with UNICEF- supported Female Community Health Volunteers and expectant mothers about the quality maternal and newborn health care they receive at the 24-hour

Check out these newly released photos below.

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