So for the holiday season, we ask that you Give to DC Youth. Our youth are facing tough times on multiple socio-economic fronts and have fallen behind when compared nationally, including youth unemployment, high school dropout rates, and youth living below the poverty line.
- Doubling emergency shelter and transitional living capacity for youth
- Sustaining and protecting over 25,000 after school and summer program slots
- Helping secure and guide $124,000,000 to support expanded learning opportunities &
- A $78,000,000 investment in year round youth workforce development opportunities and career pathway entry points
And because this work is a marathon, Giving Tuesday and End of Year Giving, is a very crucial water station to help keep our work hydrated 365 days a year.
So please Give to DC Youth, by going to: bit.ly/givetodcyouth2016
And remember that Giving Tuesday is about giving time as well as money. Many are using it as an opportunity to volunteer. Whatever you do, however you share your support, don't forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday or #GiveLikeALocal!
- Your team at DCAYA
P.S. In case you want to give while you get, before Giving Tuesday, you can do so at Amazon Smile. Just click here first: bit.ly/dcayaamazonsmile