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Thanks for your interest in our Fundraiser Over the Edge!
Rappel Event Day: May 9th, Overland Park Marriott
VIP Reception/Courage Celebration: May 8, 2015
$50 registration fee

 

Thank you for joining us on this exciting endeavor to help raise money for Youthfront! We are so pleased you will be going Over the Edge with us – We hope that as you take that first lean backwards, you will experience what it means to lean into Christ and community.

Founded in 1943, Youthfront, Inc., a nonprofit organization, provides leadership and character-building programs for students.  By equipping them with a sense of responsibility and a strong spiritual foundation, Youthfront believes these students will become positive contributors to their schools, employers, families, churches, and communities.  Youthfront operates two camps, national and international community development projects, mercy and justice initiatives, and other training and service events.

Your participation in this event not only allows us to continue our ministry, it also provides the recognition we need to help spread the word to the community of the vast array of programs we offer. We can only grow these initiatives by expanding public knowledge and funding. Your involvement in this event is critical and will make a huge difference to our organization-it will take time, so don’t delay!

We are here to help you every step of the way (except maybe on the way down). No really, many of us will be going Over the Edge along side you. In the pages that follow, you can find all the information you need to make your fundraising a success!

Sincerely,

Sara Kline

Director of Development

skline@youthfront.com

913-647-2454

Why We Rappel

We love teenagers. We do. We have dedicated our lives to teenagers and love working with them day in and day out. They have so many temptations, obstacles and influences that offer a way to live which, too often, causes brokenness and despair. Did you know 86% of students today suffer from or, know someone who suffers from mental illness? Or that over 31% say they suffer from extreme stress? Our hearts burn with passion to help teenagers live on a different trajectory. We want to work together to empower them to be leaders in our community. We want them to be excited about their futures and not overwhelmed with the pressures that surround them.  We won’t accept that today’s teens are “lazy” and “disrespectful”. In fact, 88% of teens feel like they have the power to make a difference in the world and want to see change. More importantly, they want to be part of that change.  We believe we have to empower students to reach their potential through unconditional love, mutual respect, compassion and education.

We believe teenagers are leaders. While Youthfront has been best known for its camp locations, now known as Youthfront West and Youthfront LaCygne, the experiences at Camp are catalysts for students to begin their development as community leaders. Through our camp Leadership Development Mentoring programs such as, Teen Staff, Summer Staff and Internship opportunities in the Argentine neighborhood of KCK, we are helping teens narrate a different story. These programs aim to provoke youth into thinking about a better tomorrow. Whether serving in an under-resourced, immigrant neighborhood or, in a well-established, thriving community we attempt to unite all socio-economic statuses in the name of understanding, community, and culture. Our teens are the link that makes this mission possible.

We believe teenagers care.  Youthfront has received national recognition for its food packaging initiative, Something to Eat.™ This program encourages fundraising and meal provision for the hungry, often igniting passion in today’s youth for social justice. Many teens will rally their neighborhoods, family and friends to participate in a packaging event and this year alone, Something to Eat™ volunteers will package over 2 million meals for those in need throughout the world.

We love teenagers, and we rappel to raise money and awareness for the programs we believe in and the impact our teens are making in the world. We want to be impacting teens and their families for another 70 years. Will you join us?

Levels of Participation

You will receive the following for your fundraising efforts:

  • $1,000+ Receive 1 Rappel spot and T-shirt
  • $1,500 + Receive 1 Rappel spot, T-shirt wear a go-pro camera to capture your rappel
  • $2,000+ Receive 1 Rappel spot, 1 VIP gift bag with T-shirt and other goodies, go-pro experience and 2 tickets to the VIP Event
  • $3,000+ Receive 1 Rappel spot, 1 VIP gift bag with T-shirt and other goodies, Go pro experience, 2 tickets to the VIP Event AND [an entry into a drawing to win] a free camp spot at one of the Youthfront Camp locations

 

Special Promotion Packages

$5,000 Date Package: 2 Rappel spots, dinner for two at local restaurant and an overnight stay at the Marriott.

 

$10,000 Until death do us Part: Wedding package: Say ”I do“ and rappel down the building as a couple! Get 4 rappel spots, one for bride, one for groom and one for Maid of Honor and Best man. Plus, spend the night in a suite at the Marriott, Photo package provided by Jason Domingues Photography and tickets to the VIP event. We will even throw in a wedding cake!

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