2016 Support America SCORES New York at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids

Benefiting: Youth INC
Hosted by:Shannon Schneeman
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom map 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Goal: $40,000
$53,952 4 135% Complete

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America SCORES New York

Soccer and poetry is not a typical pair, but for America SCORES New York poet-athletes, the combination allows for creativity, self-expression and leadership opportunities on the field, in the classroom and the community.

We impact 390 students at 10 public schools in Harlem and Washington Heights through free, year-round after-school programming. We aim to inspire them to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and have the courage to make a difference in the world through:

Soccer – School soccer teams create a sense of belonging and an opportunity to be physically active 4-5 hours per week.
Literacy – At weekly writing workshops, our poet-athletes develop literacy skills, practice self-expression and produce original works of poetry.

Community – Regular soccer games, poetry slams and service projects celebrate student achievement and build community.

The result: SCORES students are stronger, smarter, and happier.

We have a waitlist of public schools that desperately need innovative after-school enrichment – help us reach more students like Jalen and Karen!

Your donation has immediate impact:
$300 = soccer and writing supplies for 10 students
$1,000 = a year of SCORES for 1 student
$10,000 = all coach stipends at 1 school for a year
$25,000 = expansion into a new school

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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