It’s been our honor to be involved with the National Catholic Youth Conference, or NCYC, for several years now.
Young people are a crucial part of our community, both as sponsors and as sponsored friends.
In developing countries, we help youth continue their education through sponsorship and the scholarship program.
In the U.S., we encourage and support youth ministers in their work to raise awareness about global poverty and how everyone ñ no matter their age ñ can help make a difference.
This year the conference is Nov. 17-19 in Indianapolis.
CFCA representatives will be at booth No. 143 with free resources and information on Raise Funds Raise Hope, a program for church youth groups to raise money while helping find sponsors for people in poverty.
Oh, and did we also mention a giveaway for a Kindle Fire?
If you’re headed to NCYC, feel free to stop by our booth and see how you can enter!
We are one day into the National Catholic Youth Conference, and already the NCYC youth have walked enough minutes to help Mae, a 15-year-old girl from the Philippines, and Rosmely, a 17-year-old girl from Guatemala, finish high school! Our last minutes update was at 676. They are now walking to help Jose finish high school. (See below to read more about all three of them.)
As we mentioned earlier this week, the NCYC youth have the opportunity to raise money to help six Walk with the Poor students finish high school. Each NCYC youth who decides to walk on the CFCA treadmills will get to sign a WWTP shoe print for our booth wall. Each foot print represents four minutes of walk time. Each minute earns $1.
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Mae is finishing high school!
Rosmely is finishing high school!
Walking for Jose
NCYC alert: The CFCA treadmills are back!
The National Catholic Youth Conference (or NCYC, as it is more commonly known) is a three-day event, full of prayer, fun and oh, did we mention, 20,000 high school students. The biennial conference comes to Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 19-21, and CFCA is excited to be at NCYC again this year.
Back to the treadmills, two years ago, NCYC participants were invited by CFCA to walk on treadmills to raise money for students living in poverty. This year, we’re doing it again.
We’re hosting an interactive exhibit (Exhibit 9) in the Reign Forest where students can learn more about sponsorship, watch videos of students around the world and walk on treadmills to raise money toward the sponsorship of Walk with the Poor students.
To top it off, CFCA sponsor and Colorado high school student Sami Freese, 17, will deliver a key-note address at the Saturday general session for all NCYC attendees. We can’t wait!
At NCYC 2007, youth walked a total of 2,234 minutes on the treadmills. This year, while they walk, they’ll get to watch this video of Sami telling about why she sponsors through CFCA.
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