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2nd Annual CYC Climb For Foster Youth

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BENEFITING: CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

ORGANIZER: CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

EVENT DATE: Aug 03, 2013

Crystal Del Valle

THE STORY:

CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS wrote -

On the weekend of August 2nd-August 4, 2013, several of us will be climbing to the top of Mt. Shasta in the name of Calfiornia's foster youth!

There are approximately 12 million Americans who have experienced foster care in America, with over 400,000 children in the system today. While the story we so often hear is laced with the hardship these children and adults have to endure, there is another -- wholly different – story: one etched in resilience and strength.

The California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-run and led legislative advocacy organization, is composed of hundreds of current and former foster youth who are the embodiment of that inspirational story. Since CYC was founded in 1988, it has grown into powerful political force, not only bending the arc of California’s public policy around foster care, but empowering thousands of youth to speak directly to power. The example set by CYC and its young leaders has inspired as many as 106 youth-driven advocacy groups across the nation.

As a journalist, the director of Fostering Media Connections and now as a CYC board member, I have come to know the organization and the youth it represents intimately. As someone deeply committed to the movement CYC represents and the promise it holds for the future of not only children in foster care, but all children, I feel compelled to do whatever I can to help.

So, I am combining one of my passions, mountaineering with fundraising for this important cause. On August 3rd of this year, a group of climbers (which includes foster youth) and myself will take climb up 13,164-foot to the top of Mt. Shasta.

We have set up this account through crowdrise so that anyone interested in the climb can join us and raise funds to support CYC’s advocacy and youth empowerment work. In addition to joining us for the climb, you can support CYC by sponsoring or donating to the cause. You can go to www.calyouthconn.org/donate to donate online, or contact CYC’s Director of Development Jacque Lindeman to donate products and/or services.

Please join me in helping CYC’s foster youth reach new heights and rise above it all.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (415) 637-9959  or Jacque Lindeman at (415) 442-5060 or jacque@calyouthconn.org.

Thank you for your support,

Daniel Heimpel

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To This Fundraiser

$100

MONEY RAISED
  • Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

    $50

  • SF State Guardian Scholars!

    $50

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The Team: $10,296 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Miriam Markowitz

Amount Raised

$2,871

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Elizabeth Mueller

Amount Raised

$1,390

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Sean Hughes

Amount Raised

$1,155

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Christie Renick

Amount Raised

$1,025

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Daniel Heimpel

Amount Raised

$995

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Jessica Doe

Amount Raised

$890

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Rishi Ahuja

Amount Raised

$525

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Kevin Clark

Amount Raised

$490

Donor Comments

SF State Guardian Scholars!

SF State Guardian Scholars!

DONATION: $50

You're going to rock it! Woohoo!! -Miriam, Lance and Xochitl 6 years ago

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

DONATION: $50

Crystal you gotta get back up this sucker. You were so amazing last year!!! 6 years ago