2020 Mayor's Virtual Fundraising Breakfast to Benefit YMI

Tickets are REQUIRED but FREE!

$22,800 by 48 people

$60,000

Youth Mentoring Initiative

Event

Event Details

Please note: tickets are required to attend this event.

2020 Mayor's VIRTUAL Fundraising Breakfast to Benefit YMI

WE'RE GOING VIRTUAL!! We've got a fun interactive morning lined up to hear how lives are being changed through mentoring in Fishers! Hear from Fishers Mayor, Scott Fadness; YMI Staff and Board Members, a few touching stories from mentors, mentees and guardians; and a few surprises along the way. Tickets are FREE and required to attend the virtual event; please consider donating the usual ticket price of $25 or more! Donations will be collected at the time you reserve your ticket(s). You can also text "YMI" to 202-858-1233 to make a donation. Sponsorships are still available! Reach out to [email protected] for more information

Date & Time

Thu, October 8th 2020
8:00 AM EDT

Add to Calendar 2020-10-08 08:00:00 America/New_York 2020 Mayor's VIRTUAL Fundraising Breakfast to Benefit YMI WE'RE GOING VIRTUAL!! We've got a fun interactive morning lined up to hear how lives are being changed through mentoring in Fishers! Hear from Fishers Mayor, Scott Fadness; YMI Staff and Board Members, a few touching stories from mentors, mentees and guardians; and a few surprises along the way. Tickets are FREE and required to attend the virtual event; please consider donating the usual ticket price of $25 or more! Donations will be collected at the time you reserve your ticket(s). You... givebutter<br>Join us starting at 8:00 for our LIVE virtual 2020 Mayor's Breakfast to Benefit YMI! Ticketholders will be sent details on how to connect the morning of the event!

Location

This event will be hosted digitally.

This event will be livestreamed directly on our Givebutter campaign page: Join us starting at 8:00 for our LIVE virtual 2020 Mayor's Breakfast to Benefit YMI! Ticketholders will be sent details on how to connect the morning of the event!

Story

A long time ago (well, in 2008 to be exact) in a not-so-far away place (Fishers, Indiana) the vision of kids being surrounded by caring adults was born; the school would be a place where kids would thrive not only academically, but socially and emotionally. 

Students were recommended for mentoring due to failing grades, disciplinary problems, or life crisis; kids who might have been considered "high risk". Fast forward several years, add social media, increased screen time, pressure to achieve and an ever-increasing disconnected generation and the status of "high risk" applies to each and every one of our kids. 

"America's newly identified at-risk group is preteens and teens from affluent, well-educated families. In spite of their economic and social advantages, they experience among the highest rates of depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, somatic complaints, and unhappiness of any group of children in this county"~~S.S.Luthar (2005)

Today, almost 300 students are recommended for mentoring each school year. YMI recruits, trains and matches volunteer mentors to meet weekly with their student during the school day; YMI Campus Coordinators facilitate, schedule and support 300 matches every week to ensure all mentoring relationships are thriving and desired outcomes are achieved. 


When you financially partner with YMI, you are directly responsible for making these statements a reality for Fishers youth....

"Having a YMI mentor really helped me build up my self-esteem and helped me cope with my home life. She was a amazing listener and helped me with anything I needed."

"Having a YMI mentor Helped me get along better with people, keep me out of trouble, keep me focused on school, and to know how to ask for help when in need."

"Helps me when I am having a bad day. I can forget about it and talk it out. She helps with problem solving."

"Ymi gave me a place to explore who I was. It opened so many doors and allowed me to notice my own self worth. I wouldn't be doing aswell as I am now if it wasn't for ymi"

"not only did it help me through stressful times but i made a new best friend"




Supporters

Brad Rochford made a donation

14 hours ago

$50

Happy to support a great cause and our friends Joe & Florie Eaton

Denise Leonhard made a donation

1 day ago

$25

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$100

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Brad Dereamer made a donation

4 days ago

$250

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$50

Pam Chemelewski made a donation

1 week ago

$25

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$250

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