Fundraising for:
YR Day 2020

From TEENPOWER Youth Staff

We're the 2020 TEENPOWER Youth Staff, and we're fundraising for #YRday! Join us in our goal to help raise $4,000 to support YR's life changing youth-led programming.

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About The Team

TEENPOWER’s Youth Staff is comprised of 40 high school students. To be accepted as a member of Youth Staff, each student completes an extensive application and interview process that includes short answer questions, two community references, group interviews, and individual interviews with TEENPOWER’s Adult and College Staff members. Applicants also sign a contract committing themselves to improving their leadership skills and maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle. Youth Staff positions are coveted and competitive: the 2020 interview cycle had over 70 applicants!

This dedicated group of leaders is the decision-making body of TEENPOWER, and they meet from December to June to plan all aspects of both the Middle School and High School conferences. 

The two peer-based TEENPOWER conferences for high school and middle school students provide evidence-based interactive activities to prevent the experimentation, use, and addictions of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. During these fun and lifechanging conferences, participants increase their knowledge and resistance skills, strengthen their leadership skills, form collaborative relationships with youth from diverse backgrounds and increase their self-esteem.

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What is YR Day?

YR Day is a 24-hour online party and fundraising event for YR and the people who make YR possible (that’s you). Whether you’re a student, alumni, parent, volunteer or just a fan with a special place in your heart for YR - this celebration is for you!

Now, you might be asking, “If YR Day is a celebration for me, then why am I being asked to give?” 

The truth is, the life changing programs that YR provides to area youth are largely dependent on private support. So while celebrating YR’s present and past is definitely worthwhile, it’s also our responsibility to look ahead to future students. Their YR experiences are not yet guaranteed, which is why we ask for your help.

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