Summer Youth Employment Program Fundraiser (@Unit4Schools @MerryAnnsDiner #cusyep)

I am hoping to drop by Merry Anns Diner tomorrow to pitch in a little towards the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Unit 4 has quite a social media following supporting and advertising for this opportunity. You can read Unit 4’s blurb about it:

http://www.champaignschools.org/news-room/article/10516

They raised $6000 last year, and are aiming for $10,000 this year. I think they can do it.

Here is the thing that really warms my heart about this program; from my point of view, it is an excellent example of how local parternships can form mutually beneficial bonds via an internship. The collaboration in and of itself is amazing to witness, but to go one step further by giving kids an opportunity to put their skills to use in the real world is icing on the cake.

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