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Bad Prom for a Good Cause 2022

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Alex Fink

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Where you are from, and when did you move to Charlotte?

I was born in NY but raised in Richmond, VA. After college, I lived in the Washington, DC area before moving down to Charlotte in 2014.

Favorite thing about Charlotte?

Charlotte has that big city feel but at a slightly slower pace. You've got everything you could need here - major sports teams, top notch food/bar/brewery scene, major airport, etc. And regardless of where you are, everything is pretty much a max 10 minute drive so it's easy to bounce around to different areas.

What motivates you to give back?

It's as easy as trying to leave the world a better place than I found it. I think if you have privilege of any kind, regardless of your beliefs or worldviews, service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth (I think Mohammed Ali might've actually said that last part).

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NOV
12

Bad Prom for a Good Cause

Sat, Nov 12 8:00 PM – Sun, Nov 13 1:00 AM EST

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Add to Calendar 2022-11-12 20:00:00 2022-11-13 01:00:00 America/New_York Bad Prom for a Good Cause The Underground<br> 820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA

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QC SWAP (Socials With A Purpose) invites you to join us for all your tacky prom favorites to support Neighborhood Hope and Youth Development Initiative (YDI). Tickets include one signature drink, DJ, Entertainment, give away, and more! Vote for your Prom King and Queen to support Neighborhood Hope and YDI.

We highly encourage going to your nearest thrift store to purchase your best attire, and of course PROM PROPOSALS!!!

Prom King Candidates:

Ryan Connolly

Ryan Skwara

Phil Grotto

Ethan Rowan

Tyler Rhyne

Jamal Chubb

Tyler Lynch

Harry Chandler

Alex Fink


Prom Queen Candidates:

Brittany Baker

Morgan Conroy

Jess Flinn

Brandy Stegall

Joy Farley

Elsy Menjivar

Victoria Burch

Bre Gaither

Madison Briner

Erika Mendoza

Samantha Salazar

Marissa Archie

Whoever raises the most wins!

About Neighborhood Hope:

In the city of Charlotte, not even 1 out of 10 people who start in poverty, will ever escape it. This means Charlotte is the worst city in the nation in that category. What does that mean to us at Neighborhood Hope? The Neighborhoods that we call family, that we have been developing relationships in for the past 11 years, are labeled as low income housing, which means these beautiful people are included in the alarming statistic of a lack of upward mobility. To be able to look into their faces knowing the odds are stacked against them, does not settle well with us.

We want to be a part of the solution in seeing hope come to life, and see these negative cycles broken. We exist to change the narrative of our city. No one organization can take this challenge on their back, the narrative can only change when everyone does their part. When different ethnicities and socio-economic classes come together to do life and become family, change will happen. We believe in community mentoring. Mentoring can have a powerful effect on the narrative of the child’s life, their family members, and the mentor.

Our programs focus on building deep meaningful connections with the communities we partner with. Each program has 5 strategic lessons that we focus on: #1 Receiving the Love of God #2 Self Love #3 Loving our Neighbor #4 Work Ethic and #5 Financial Literacy. We believe these five focuses will help alleviate poverty and give kids an opportunity to change the narrative of their lives.

For more information on Neighborhood Hope Click Here

About YDI:

Youth Development Initiatives Inc. (YDI) is a Charlotte, NC-based non-profit organization that gives hope to disadvantaged adolescent youth that they can make pathways out of poverty by engaging them in evidence-based programming after school that is proven to provide the guidance and the life skills-based training necessary for our scholars to finish high school prepared for college, vocational school, the military and/or a job.

We strive to lead the way in insuring ALL youth live in stable and caring communities where they receive meaningful educations, develop vital life skills and engage in essential social capital building opportunity that ultimately result in successful futures. 

For more information on YDI, Inc Click Here

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