2016 Support Highbridge Voices at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids

Benefiting: Youth INC
Hosted by:Mary Clementi
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom map 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Goal: $75,000
$79,583 4 106% Complete

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Highbridge Voices is an after-school music and academic program designed to inspire excellence in the lives of children. The organization serves the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, the most impoverished Congressional district in America according to the latest U.S. Census. Highbridge Voices instills a sense of pride and accomplishment in community youth through professional-level musical experiences, academic enrichment, and values geared to help them succeed.

Since 2006, 95% of program graduates have completed high school in four years compared to 63% in District 9. Students attend 15 hours of weekly programming including choral rehearsals, homework assistance, math enrichment, voice lessons, music literacy, instrument instruction, and an increasingly diverse array of academic offerings that have produced an original musical, two literary magazines, and a mock election. High school students also receive SAT tutoring and college application assistance.

The Chamber Choir, our premier touring ensemble, has traveled internationally, performed for the Supreme Court, collaborated with hip-hop artists WALE and will.i.am, sung for Alec Baldwin, and was selected to perform for the New York-American Choral Directors Association.

Your support provides access to a tuition-free music education and a host of invaluable life experiences for the children of this underserved community.


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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