The first time I came to the YMCA years ago, I was taken a back by their amazing children's theatre program. The young actors were expertly directed, given responsibilites and truly delivered an outstanding performance. As my daughter began getting involved, I saw how truly magical this safe haven was for all of these creative types. It became a place where I began to make friends as well.
In addition to their theatre program, I have since learned of another amazing program. Teen Career Connection (TCC) is a program that allows for 40 (which I plan to increase this number) highschool kids to have the opprotunity to participate in a summer internship. In many cases, these teens would never have that access to the world class companies. The YMCA pays each teen, thru our fundraising efforts, $3500.00 for the internship. We also mentor them and I personally know i will mentor as many as the YMCA will allow me to.
I hope you will consider a donation. I only choose establishments that I believe in and know that the funds are going to the correct places. This is the Largest YMCA in the world and I am honored to sit on their Board of Managers.
$121.00 One month of transport
$200.00 One week of professional developement
$300.00 Professional clothing stipend
$3500.00 Sponser one teen's summer
Any and all amounts are welcome. Thank you for your time and consideration.