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PHILADELPHIA YOUTH FOR CHANGE's Fundraiser:

Annual Fund for Transition Services

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THE STORY:

Three years ago, Zurrell was one of the 30,000 high school dropouts in Philadelphia. He struggled to find a job and lacked direction for his future.

Today, Zurrell is a high school graduate with an associate's degree, working towards his bachelor's degree in accounting at West Chester University.

The turning point? Zurrell reclaimed his education at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School.

Through the consistent support, engaging academics, and hands-on job training at YouthBuild, Zurrell found a new path for his future. He earned a high school diploma, a vocational certification, and the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career.

Your contribution will help make hundreds of transformations, just like this one, a reality.

Please help sustain the investment in these brave young adults by donating to YouthBuild Philadelphia today.

When Zurrell first started at YouthBuild, college was not in his plans. Over the year, he gradually developed confidence as a leader and a learner. Shortly before graduation, Zurrell attended a YouthBuild-to-college bridge program, and found that he loved the campus atmosphere, excelled in his classes, and began to see himself as a college student. That fall, he enrolled in college full-time.

"The YouthBuild staff has always been my support team," said Zurrell. "They helped me explore all my options and encouraged me to continue my education. They made check-up calls, celebrated my grades, offered advice, and uplifted me when times were tough. They always want me to know I can make it."

With ongoing guidance and support from YouthBuild, Zurrell persisted through two years of college to earn an associate's degree. He is now pursuing a bachelor's degree with the self-assurance and skills he needs to be successful.

Every year, hundreds of former dropouts come to YouthBuild Philadelphia eager for a better future, but uncertain of their goals and the steps they need to take to be successful.
At YouthBuild, high expectations, supportive career guidance and life changing opportunities transform their lives.

Please help us give more young people like Zurrell these same opportunities.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,899

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Crazy Painter

    $50

  • Flagmaker

    $15

  • Martha

    $50

  • Joe

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • K&T

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • catherine Greenberg

    $50

  • Christopher Gee

    $500

  • Thomas Marzolf

    $560

  • Lucy Warrington

    $25

  • Glenside Partners

    $500

  • Andy and Genny Allard

    $100

  • Towers Watson

    $1,000

  • Sheldon and Bette Steinberg

    $75

  • Paul Stead

    $150

  • Donald Miller

    $250

  • Jake and Ingrid Ellerbrock

    $22

  • Vince Gallagher

    $500

  • Richard and Phyllis Taylor

    $25

  • William Forbriger

    $200

  • Anita Kulick

    $100

  • Bernadette Hohenadel

    $50

  • Chris & Meagan Federico

    $100

  • Ari Kushner

    $25

  • Paul Boymel

    $100

  • Michael Lewers

    $100

  • Christina Wiskowski

    $25

  • Charles and Tracy Hehmeyer

    $100

  • David Todd

    $25

  • Paul & Mary Beth Dacey

    $50

  • Roy and Mary DeCaro

    $100

  • Drumcliff Foundation

    $100

  • Edward and Linda Meredith

    $100

  • Efton and Marie Meredith

    $35

  • William and Jennifer Sparks

    $20

  • Eugene and Diane Zavacki

    $20

  • Howard Steinberg

    $175

  • Scott Detrow

    $10

  • George Cooper

    $40

  • James and Patricia Devine

    $100

  • Nancy Forbriger

    $150

  • Karen Getzen

    $50

  • Adam and Dawn Weil

    $100

  • James and Susan Wolfe

    $100

  • Therese Burge

    $50

  • Pat Melvin

    $250

  • William and Julie Skinner

    $1,000

  • Chip Lister

     

  • Terianne McKeon

     

  • Helen MacMurray

     

  • Jonathan and Sharon Levin

     

  • Saint-Gobain

     

  • John Andrew Gallery

    $150

  • Kathy and Emory Van Cleve

    $100

  • Regina Austin

    $2,000

  • Susan Gallagher

    $500

  • Kate Graham

    $100

  • MK McGinty

     

  • Adam Birnbaum

    $25

  • Moira Moody

    $25

  • Jane Fung

    $100

  • Larry Bailis

     

  • Tracy Blitz Newman

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,899 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

PHILADELPHIA YOUTH FOR CHANGE

Amount Raised

$10,584

Fundraiser Title

Nadine and Mike Lomakin and McPhilm...

Amount Raised

$215

 

14% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Simran Sidhu

Amount Raised

$50

 

10% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

catherine Greenberg

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

James Earl Davis

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tracy Blitz Newman

Tracy Blitz Newman

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Larry Bailis

Larry Bailis

5 years ago

Adam Birnbaum

Adam Birnbaum

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Moira Moody

Moira Moody

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jane Fung

Jane Fung

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

MK McGinty

MK McGinty

5 years ago

John Andrew Gallery

John Andrew Gallery

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Kathy and Emory Van Cleve

Kathy and Emory Van Cleve

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Regina Austin

Regina Austin

DONATION: $2,000

5 years ago

Susan Gallagher

Susan Gallagher

DONATION: $500

5 years ago