Update and thank you
October 10, 2016
BENEFITING: YOUTHBUILD USA INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
I am raising money for YouthBuild USA to help break the cycle of poverty. In the United States there are at least 2.3 million low-income 16-24 year-olds who are not in education, employment, or training. We hear about horrible events daily that are a result of this dynamic and we rarely hear about any solutions.
I've been involved with YouthBuild for over 3 years and I believe they provide a sustainable way forward. YouthBuild programs unleash the positive energy of these low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty with a commitment to work, education, family, and community. YouthBuild has already permanently changed the lives of 165,000 young people, their families, and their communities. This is a significant outcome, however these programs turn away 4 times as many applicants as they can accept due to insufficient funds.
I'm hoping this fundraiser will raise money and awareness for YouthBuild USA because I know it is a program that works and one that we need more now than ever before.