BENEFITING: CROSSROADS FOR KIDS INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2013
What does C5 Mean to me?
Five Years. Of Sunshine, smiles and energy all invested in one being. I have had the honor of being able to go to C5 New England Leadership Camp. From traveling on the yellow bus to Duxbury exploring the different beauty around me, I found beauty in me. Camp has allowed me to realize the person that is developing out of her shell. The shell that is slowly withering away while each experience paves new paths for her. I started C5 New England five years ago. This is my last year. I am currently a medallion which is the fifth year of C5 New England. I have challenged myself whether it was climbing up the mountains or going white- water rafting. Now I am able to go on this amazing service trip to reach out to youth from the Boy's and Girls club as well as women from the Nth Street Village Women's shelter. Below is more of the story for the fundraiser.
I am a member of 2013 C5 New England Medallion Class. I offer you the opportunity to support our annual service trip. This year, our trip is focused on the issue of bullying. We are committed to working with others to create an emotionally and physically safe environment for youth. The goal of this experience is to spend a week in Washington, DC working with youth, meeting with legislators, and using social media to spread awareness of bullying.
Between 4th and 8th grade, 90% of students are victims of bullying. This issue affects the young and old – it can take years for people to get over childhood bullying. Young children are victimized for their body size, physical appearance, gender identity and more. Children experience low self-esteem, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts as a result of this emotional violence. We want to beat the statistics by empowering youth, using our voices and stories, and creating awareness. No donation is too small. Thank you for your time.