David Lynch Foundation Benefit Evening The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  •  December 13, 2010 Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katy Perry, Russell Simmons

At-risk children in developing countries

Children are the forgotten casualties of poverty and war. Living on and off the streets in shantytowns, make-shift shelters and orphanages, discarded children in developing countries face a dire present and a bleak future. The David Lynch Foundation’s outreach to at-risk children in developing countries includes successful programs in Catholic orphanages in Colombia, Muslim schools in violence-torn Bethlehem and the West Bank in Israel, as well as public schools and community centers in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Vietnam, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

Stress-free urban schoolsResearch: Reduced stress, anxiety, depression, violence, and substance abuse; improved test scores and academic achievement; reduced suspensions and expulsions; improved graduation rates.

Awaiting funding: More than 350,000 students worldwide.

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