The support we receive through this challenge will be for our year-long ANYTOWN™ Program. ANYTOWN™ is a youth leadership and diversity education program for teens ages 14-19. The program begins with an intensive five day, four night residential experience on a college campus and continues throughout the year with the “Be Intentional Institute” sessions including 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Conflict Mediation, Cross-Cultural Interactions and other skill building trainings. ANYTOWN™ is delivered primarily by youth in partnership with adults and addresses the issues of race, ethnicity, faith, language, sexuality, nationality, gender, ability, class, and sex through dialogues, workshops, and presentations. At ANYTOWN™ delegates develop understanding and acceptance of others based on honesty, understanding, respect, and a sense of social responsibility. They live, socialize, and dine alongside people they may not otherwise encounter and then build skills together to create a community that is inclusive and respectful of all. After attending ANYTOWN™, youth participants move back to their schools and communities with the leadership tools needed to carry on our mission and the skills necessary for future civic, business and education leaders.
To make ANYTOWN™ and the Be Intentional Institute happen, Community Tampa Bay incurs considerable expenses. The much-needed funds we raise here will help to pay room and board for youth participants, staff, and volunteers; materials for presentations and workshops, coach transportation to and from ANYTOWN™; and volunteer background searches.
While any contribution of any amount is appreciated, below are some contribution ideas you may want to consider:
$10 - Sponsor dinner for an ANYTOWN™ participant
$25 - Sponsor a day's worth of meals for an ANYTOWN™ participant
$50 - Sponsor a supply kit for an ANYTOWN™ workshop
$100 - Sponsor the bus trip to and from ANYTOWN™ for 5 participants
$250 - Sponsor room and board for 4 nights & 5 days for an ANYTOWN™ volunteer
$1,200 - Sponsor a participant to attend ANYTOWN™