We are excited to present this opportunity and ask you to join us by sponsoring at any one of 5 levels for our May 11th, 2019, “Bright Future Fun Run.” This will be a USATF Certified run, so it will draw runners from a large region of northern California. With the engagement of High School ASB groups, student athletes, parents and staff, we anticipate this being a significant community event and a great way to fund the needs of homeless and extreme poverty youth through the 2019-2020 school year.
The issue of adult homelessness is in the local news almost every day, and other agencies and groups are trying to figure out those complex problems. What your partnership with Solutions for Youth addresses is the future of our community. We found that 35% of the adults who are currently homeless had experienced homelessness as children. The teens we serve are couch-surfing, living with unrelated adults in local motels or low-income housing, in a car or out in the elements, or living with family members in extreme poverty where they are in daily risk of losing their current arrangements for shelter and safety. Remarkably, these students are actively enrolled in High School, wearing the same clothes for days at a time and often excluded from participating in academic, athletic and social opportunities enjoyed by their peers. These kids are heroes to us, and we are committed to ease the stresses they face by suppling tangible resources, giving them the hope and encouragement they need to not give up.
Please join us in creating that hope by sponsoring and/or participating in the Bright Future Fun Run. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these students and through that difference, invest in the future of our community.
Thank you so much for selecting a sponsor level and joining us in this important effort to secure the lives of homeless and at-risk students in our community!