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Reaching New Heights
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I work with a group of kids from the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago. Last year, we were fortunate enough to have many of you support us on our trip to the Boundary ...
I’m reaching out looking for your support.

I work with a group of kids from the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago. Last year, we were fortunate enough to have many of you support us on our trip to the Boundary Waters. This year, we are taking a group of ten young men (ages 11-16) hiking in Durango, Colorado. We will be in the mountains from August 5th – August 9th, hiking roughly 50 miles starting at 8,000 feet and climbing to 12,500 feet.

This is an amazing opportunity for these kids as most of them rarely travel outside of their neighborhood. A trip like this gives them an opportunity to escape the violence and poverty that they witness and experience daily. I couldn’t believe the impact last year’s trip had on these kids – they have worked tirelessly in school and in their free time to qualify for this year’s trip.

There is quite a bit of expense that comes along with this type of trip. Unfortunately, the families of most of these young men have very limited means, and as a result, we do not ask them contribute to the trip. Your donation will go directly to funding this trip and will be applied to fuel costs (we will be traveling in vans for over 1,300 miles), food, and other miscellaneous supplies (such as camping gear).

If you could support us in any way, I’d greatly appreciate it – no amount is too small. I’m hoping to raise a minimum of $1,500 by next Friday (Aug 2nd), but can certainly use more. Please consider making a contribution and giving these young men a chance to experience life outside of their neighborhood.

Invest in our youth.

Thank you in advance,
Brett
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