BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2015
On June 21st, 15 youth participants in OYE's sports program, "Deportes en Acción" ("Sports in Action") will run in the annual "La Prensa" marathon (10K) in San Pedro Sula. "Deportes en Acción," one of several youth-led programs at OYE, seeks to engage youth in sports to positively occupy their free time, promote healthy lifestyles and prevent violence.
We seek your support to sponsor our youth runners to cover the costs of participation, including inscription, transportation, water and a post-run snack. For $15, you can sponsor one youth runner. Help us go above and beyond by pledging an additional $10 ($1 per kilometer). All funds raised will directly support this marathon and other initiatives of the sports program throughout the year, including the annual soccer tournament Copa OYE in July, which engages hundreds of El Progreso's youth each year.
Please take a moment to check out our video and consider supporting our youth in their Race 4 OYE!
The Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE) is dedicated to the education, empowerment and leadership development of over 75 low-income youth from at-risk communities in El Progreso, Honduras. Beyond providing access to education through partial academic scholarships, OYE creates a safe space for youth to engage with each other, express themselves, voice their reality and create positive change in their communities. OYE's work goes beyond the individual. By supporting the education and empowerment of Honduran youth, you are helping families break the cycle of poverty, strengthening communities and transforming Honduras.