Photo courtesy of Youth for Tomorrow
Area leaders and helping youth learn how to face trauma and stress.
Leadership Prince William (LPW) Class of 2020 is collecting donations for Youth for Tomorrow in Bristow.
Established in 1986, Youth for Tomorrow provides “residential treatment services” for area youth, Director of Program Utilization and class member Lawrence Schuster explained.
The class hopes to raise $25,000 for sensory rooms and a confidence course by December 5.
They were originally going to be constructed in May, according to Andrea Van Wambeke, a class member and general manager of Sweeney Barn. However, it wasn’t able to complete the project as planned.
“Now, we’re trying to raise funds because we made a promise to them to these kids,” Van Wambeke said. “We want to see it fulfilled, and we want to see them get the confidence course and the sensory rooms that they came up with and that is so important to overcoming the obstacles in their lives.”
Class members came up with the project idea after receiving input from youth on campus.
Sensory rooms will help the kids develop coping skills, according to Schuster. The confidence course would enable them to get outside and experience team building and leadership opportunities.
“Any support you can provide to the Leadership Prince William Class of 2020 project for Youth for Tomorrow would be extremely beneficial,” Schuster said. “Not only are you helping the community, you’re helping the children on this campus realize that people out here in our community appreciate them, and want them to succeed and on their way to a better future.”
Those who would like additional information may visit the LPW website. Monetary donations can be made via PayPal.
To donate materials, email LPW Executive Director Andrea Money at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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