BENEFITING: THE ROCK CENTER
EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2016
PEACE UP! Thank you for visiting our fundraising site!
Last summer, The ROCK Center, in partnership with Aurora Mental Health Center, dreamed up a summer camp for our community's youth. With a focus on the arts, music, spoken word, and building peace - within the community and within ourselves - Peace Warriors was born. Kids engaged in workshops throughout the day with local musicians, artists, and change-makers in our community - playing music with them, writing with them, speaking up with them, and teaching one another. In addition to the arts, kids were also introduced to mindfulness workshops, including yoga, with licensed local practitioners. We were creating our community's very own Peace Warriors.
With the selfless help of so many incredible community partners and volunteers, we made it happen - from artists donating their time, to volunteers cooking and serving breakfast and lunch to 50 kids a day, to our community partners spending their entire day with us to ensure every student had a trusted adult close by to talk to, problem-solve with, and build relationships with. This year, we predict we'll have 80 kids per week at minimum, and we know that our resources will be stretched. With the help of a fundraising campaign like this, we hope that we can provide the youth with even more staff time, more healthy food options, and more community artists to collaborate with the youth.
Our dreams are big, and we couldn't dream any other way. If this connects or calls to you in any way, any donation in the smallest increment will make the biggest impact. And if there is any other way you would like to support us, please let us know! Whether it is your physical presence to see this camp in action, or just your well wishes and belief in this work, send it our way.
We thank you so much for your time - for reading this, for believing in this, and for dreaming with us. Thank you from all the Peace Warriors, past, present, and future. PEACE UP!