This year I'm participating in the Pittsburgh marathon relay to support a great organization who make a difference in our city. Every week I get the opportunity to have fun at the After School Club. We play games, do crafts, homework and learn about other cultures and languages with refugee and immigrant youth. Sometime we even get to play soccer!
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! Earlier this year, ARYSE fundraised $10,000 in one month through crowdfunding. Guess what our average donation was? $25! This goes to show that any level of giving is meaningful, even $15 or $20 do make a difference!
All the money raised is going directly to this Pittsburgh based non-profits. Read more about it below:
After School Club: The After School Club is a safe and fun space for refugee and immigrant youth of all ages living in Pittsburgh to receive homework help, tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment. I volunteer in this rewarding club every week. This program is a collaborative effort between Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) and JFCS Immigrant and Refugee Services - two organizations in the Pittsburgh region committed to the safety, support, and successful integration of immigrant and refugee communities.
PRYSE Academy: Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment Academy is a one-of-a-kind summer program designed to help immigrant and refugee youth become engaged, confident, and celebrated. Through literacy-rich academic curricula, creative expression workshops, team-building activities, field trips, soccer programming, and a public performance at the conclusion of the program, PRYSE is proven to help participants develop literacy skills, build personal confidence, prepare for the school year, and deepen their sense of belonging. Thanks to support from hundreds of individual donors and local foundations, the program is completely free of cost to participants.
Thank you so much for your support!