Hello, thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I am excited to share that I will be spending this summer as a fellow with Future Leaders in Action (FLIA). FLIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing paid opportunities for young professionals in youth-oriented non-profit organizations.
As I have been working my way through college and finding direction for my professional life, I have discovered two guiding passions: to build and strengthen communities and to empower individuals, particularly youth, in finding confidence, pride, and passion. As many of you know, I have been working out of these passions through activism and volunteer work since highschool. I see this fellowship as a first step towards building them into my professional career as well.
Through my fellowship with FLIA I will have the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and support youth in my community with my partner organization YSS (Youth and Shelter Services). I will be working as a Program Coordinator with YSS to support the development of YSS University. YSS University will be a program providing trainings and programming relevant to issues facing youth in Iowa. The program will first be implemented to better support staff at YSS working youth in their programs, but is intended to expand and grow into a resource for volunteers and community members as well! I strongly believe that this program will have an incredible impact in strengthening YSS as an organization and Iowa communities at large in supporting and empowering tomorrow's youth!
In taking on this role I have committed to raise $650 for FLIA in support of this project. I am working toward this goal because, as I have gotten to know more about FLIA and YSS, attended FLIA's leadership retreat, and begun work with YSS University, I have become incredibly passionate about the work they do and grateful for the opportunty they have provided me.
You can help me support these extraordinary organizations by making a donation of any amount -- every dollar counts! All donations are tax deductible and will directly support the development of YSS University. You can also support me and this project by sharing this page via Facebook and/or with anyone you know who would be interested in supporting a youth focused non-profit program.
Thank you so much for your time and generosity! Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my fellowship, FLIA, YSS, or YSS University!
- In solidarity and love,