Dear CHPSPO members,
I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying the summer.
I’m writing to ask you to join me in supporting a youth advocacy event being hosted by the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) on September 21st. DCAYA is one of my favorite local philanthropic organizations and I think you’ll be really impressed by what they do and their leadership.
I’ve attached two sponsorship packages, on geared toward individuals and one for corporations for you all to consider, as individuals, PTA/PTOs, or through your employers and/or places of business.
Below is a very brief description of the organization.
DCAYA (a small nonprofit) provides much-needed advocacy for more than 130 youth-serving local organization, and the audiences that they serve (including 30,000 children living in poverty). Few non-profits that provide needed daily services to at-risk D.C. youth (e.g. educational supports, out of school time enrichment, filling nutritional needs, providing play spaces) have the capacity to advocate for policy change.
DCAYA ensures the needs of those kids are heard by the elected officials who make critical decisions affecting kids’ daily lives. This is done in two ways – DCAYA advocates in front of policymakers, which has proved time and time again to have an impact on their legislative decision making, and provides youth the tools and training they need to become their own advocates in the policymaking process.
I’ve also attached a brochure that explains their mission, how they do it, and some of the great outcomes they are achieving for disadvantaged and at risk youth in our city.
I hope you’ll consider offering your support and hope to see you at the Community Reunion!