2106 Support 826NYC at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids

Benefiting: Youth INC
Hosted by:Erin Cass
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom map 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Goal: $50,000
$50,055 4 100% Complete

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80% of students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program perform in the lowest quarter of ELA scores.

826NYC provides under-resourced students with free creative and expository writing programs. Working with over 200 volunteers annually, 826NYC provides After-School Tutoring and Writing; collaborative storytelling field trips hosted behind the secret door of our Brooklyn Superhero Supply store; writing-based workshops; and in-schools programming for Title 1 schools.

Our students represent the diverse populations that make up NYC. 75% of our students qualify for federal free or reduced lunch, and more than 75% report that our programs make them more confident writers. 100% of our parents and teachers reported that 826NYC helped their students’ improve their writing skills.

In September 2016 we will open our first Writers’ Room--a full-time in-schools program--in the library of M.S. 7/Global Tech Prep where we’ll provide ongoing curriculum-based support to over 300 middle school students.  All of our programs end with a publication or finished product, such as a perfect-bound book or film. We want ensure that our students’ hard work is rewarded and their voices celebrated.

 Your support enables us to provide our students with valuable writing skills and inspire the next generation of writers. 

A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom
New York, NY

6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment
7:00 PM – Feature Presentation honoring 14 of New York City's most promising youth-serving nonprofits
7:15 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment Continue
9:30 PM – Reception Concludes

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The Celebration Fundraising Training Program

Each year, Youth INC annual "Celebration" fundraising training program provides as many as 14 nonprofits with a coach who trains Executive Leadership and Board Members to more effectively raise funds from individuals and corporations.

Since 1994, Youth INC has:

  • Trained more than 130 nonprofits through "Celebration"
  • Coached Celebration partners to collectively raise $16 million
  • Placed almost 200 corporate professionals as nonprofit board members
  • Directly invested $2 million in capacity building grants

About Youth INC

Youth INC harnesses the energy and talent of New York's brightest minds in business to help high-performing, grassroots organizations deliver opportunities for New York City's children. Our holistic approach, long-term partnerships, and customized programs work in concert with each other to help organizations to achieve sustainable growth.

Your gift to Youth INC for A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids will directly support your chosen nonprofit organization. Your gift does not go towards Youth INC’s operating costs or the costs of producing the gala event. In fact, if your chosen nonprofit achieves their fundraising goal, they are eligible receive more than the amount of your gift.

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