And the 2017 Cosmic Hero is...

We surprised Mt. Rainier High School's Angel Munguia with $2,500 to create change in her community

June 08, 2017

Silvrback blog imageDES MOINES, WA — Mt. Rainier High School 11th-grader Angel Munguia was honored today by The Sidekick Collective, a statewide nonprofit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who give back to their communities.

Angel will receive up to $2,500 in seed funding for a project to create change in her community. The teenager was . . .

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An Interview with Cosmic Hero Katie Wilton

January 11, 2017

Last spring, we surprised Katie Wilton with a Cosmic Hero award. With this award, Katie received funding for a project that helps make the world a better place. Now in her sophomore year of high school, Katie is hard at work bringing her project to life.

How did it make you feel to be named a Cosmic Hero?
When I was named Cosmic . . .

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You're invited!

Don't miss our first-ever benefit concert, featuring Shannon Curtis.

October 12, 2016

Big news, sidekicks!

You’re invited to the most fun, inspiring, moving, and musical benefit concert ever held in the history of the Marvel Universe (or any universe, for that matter). On November 6, 2016, the extraordinaryShannon Curtiswill be sharing her SUPERPOWERS with us! Seriously. She's incredible.

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Local Students Named Superheroes

Meet Our 2016 Cosmic Heroes

June 14, 2016

This year, we surprised three students with funding for their big ideas to make the world a better place. Meet The Sidekick Collective's 2016 Cosmic Heroes.

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Haley Naparan
Lincoln High School
10th Grade

Haley will receive $2,000 in funding to continue her work advocating for students with special needs. . . .

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Behind every great superhero, there is a great sidekick.

November 29, 2015

Robin. Jimmy Olsen. Bucky. Harley Quinn.

Sidekicks. They are always second fiddle to the Batmans and Supermans of the world. But not anymore. Here at The Sidekick Collective, we’ve decided to take back the word "sidekick".

If you Google the definition of “sidekick” this is what you will find:

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As . . .

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What True Patriotism Means to Me

A New Breed of Superhero for the 21st Century

November 15, 2015

Editor's Note: In 2008, Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer launched a $25,000 national high school essay contest asking, “What does true patriotism mean to you?” They received thousands of essays from students across the nation. Mild-mannered high school student Paige Edmiston was as surprised to win this national essay competition as Peter Parker . . .

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Today We Surprised a Student with Seed Funding to Change the World

May 15, 2015

The Sidekick Collective today named Lupe Vieyra, a senior at Chelan High School, its 2015 Cosmic Hero. The organization also inducted five other Washington State students into its Hero Development Bureau.
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Lupe will receive $5000 in future seed funding for a project to make the world a better place. She was surprised by the . . .

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