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In a Perfect World unlocks the potential of young people to change the world.

BabyLove by Noah & Justice


Teens Helping Moms & Babies facing poverty & homelessness from DC to NYC to LA.

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A World of Good

It’s amazing what can be done when we all come together

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Lucia & Luna’s Backpack Drive


School supplies for 1,000+ students!

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Music, Technology & Art

Love 4 One Another

Creating opportunities for expression and empowerment in underserved communities across the country.

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SOUPer Bowl for Kids!


Kids working together to tackle childhood hunger!

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In our perfect world, all young people realize they have the power to make meaningful change.

Our nonprofit inspires and empowers the next generation of global changemakers with the tools, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed and thrive.

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Manuela Testolini rads to a group of students in a school in Malawi
Our programs lead the next generation to become changemakers in their community by providing access to education and cultivating creativity, social consciousness, and leadership.
By putting youth at the center of our work, we unlock the unlimited potential of young people to change the world.

Latest Updates

How Kids are Using Technology for Social Impact

In today’s digital age, technology is not just a tool for entertainment or convenience; it’s a powerful platform for social…

A Celebration of Women

On March 19th, 2024, in honor of Women’s History Month, IAPW brought a powerful group of women together to share…

Giving Voice to the Women of Haiti

Manuela Testolini founded In a Perfect World (IAPW) in 2005 to empower youth to be compassionate, socially conscious leaders.

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You can empower young people  to change the world

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