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It's Giving Tuesday!

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KaCey Venning

Helping Empower Youth, Incorporated

404.457.1311

programs@helpingempoweryouth.org

HELPING EMPOWER YOUTH (HEY!) Celebrates GivingTuesday with the launch of their GOFUNDME campaign, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on December 1, 2020


Atlanta, GA November 27, 2020 – This GivingTuesday, HELPING EMPOWER YOUTH will inspire generosity by sharing stories of impact, service, innovation and inspiration.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.


HEY! is participating in GivingTuesday in order to raise money to help inspire, motivate and mobilize young people to take action to change their world. These funds will help our Sport for Good - STEAM Academy and the formal launch of our Youth Business Incubator within the Empowered! Leadership Academy.


Through in-school, after-school, community programs, youth leadership, workforce development and entrepreneurship, and our Let’s Read! Book Festival, our goal is to challenge youth to claim, prepare, and take action, ensuring a positive, successful, and impactful future.


We don’t believe that our young people need to sit and wait for the leadership baton to be passed to them; it’s time for them to start running and take it!


GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.


"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year." said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."


Those who are interested in joining Helping Empower Youth’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.pledgeling.com/heycapitalcampaign.


For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter.

About HELPING EMPOWER YOUTH (HEY!)

HEY! was created to cultivate, encourage and mentor young people in Metro Atlanta to identify and meet the needs of their ever changing world.


With this in mind, HEY! has created two primary initiatives to address those needs, Sport For Good S.T.E.A.M. Academy and the HEY! Let's Read! Book Festival for Children of Color. Our current needs based initiative is focused on the ATL Water Boyz. In 2019, HEY! also introduced their collaboration with Built For This to provide Mental Health First Aid training for those adult leaders who serve young people in schools, churches and communities.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

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