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YOUTH CONNECTIONS UNLIMITED's Fundraiser:

Youth Connections Unlimited Emergency Bridge Funding Campaign

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YOUTH CONNECTIONS UNLIMITED via Crowdrise
October 29, 2014

Hey, follks, YCU is up to $755 and have some exciting new possible partnerships on the horizon! Can you help us get to $1,000 by November?  See more

THE STORY:

Youth Connections Unlimited (YCU) organizes and facilitates volunteer mentoring programs for youth in the Sacramento County Probation Department. Over the last 10 years, more than 1,000 volunteers have provided services to more than 20,000 youth. Since the start of YCU’s mentoring program in 2009, recidivism rates for participants have dropped from approximately 85% to  about 20 %.

This just doesn’t mean better outcomes for at-risk youth and their families. It represents a significant savings to taxpayers. Incarcerating one youth in Sacramento County can be more than $100,000 per year for non-violent offenses, whereas YCU can mentor a youth for about $1,500. For cash-strapped counties, this savings is critical. More importantly, such programs make life-saving changes in at-risk communities.

Unfortunately, 2010’s County budget cuts gutted YCU’s programs. While YCU still provides mentoring to incarcerated and probationary youth, the County has stopped providing any financial support, requiring YCU to survive on donations from individuals.

Youth Connections Unlimited needs funding from private foundations and public entities, but in order to get there, we need bridge funding from people like you to rebuild our program.

Help YCU provide hope to Sacramento County youth, make our communities safer and save taxpayers money. Give now and invest in a better future for Sacramento.

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To This Fundraiser

$755

MONEY RAISED
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  • YOUTH CONNECTIONS UNLIMITED

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marta Mueller

    $20

  • Andrea Schneider

    $50

  • Jim Watkins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lisa Foster

    $50

  • Helen and family

    $50

  • Nari Igawa

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elizabeth Sarine

    $50

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2% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

YOUTH CONNECTIONS UNLIMITED

Amount Raised

$715

 

2% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nari Igawa

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

Elizabeth Sarine

Elizabeth Sarine

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Nari Igawa

Nari Igawa

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Helen and family

Helen and family

DONATION: $50

for the benefit of all beings everywhere! 3 years ago

Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Jim Watkins

Jim Watkins

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of Diana Watkins 3 years ago

Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Marta Mueller

Marta Mueller

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago