Lakeside Chautauqua 
December 2015
How Will You Give Back on #GivingTuesday?
Lakeside Chautauqua is a place where multiple generations are given opportunities to discover their gifts and talents.
 
For more than 141 years, Lakeside has been a gathering place for reconnecting with loved ones, making new friends and watching young Lakesiders grow physically and intellectually.
 
The addition of a youth activity center would be a safe space for teens to come and amplify their Chautauqua experience.
 
A center could help develop programming relevant to teens and engage them further. In the same way that adults attend programming such as lectures, teens will have their own, specially planned activities involving the four pillars of Chautauqua - recreation, education, cultural arts and religion.
 
Lakeside, an Unexplainable Sense of Happiness
Lakeside is always giving to its guests, and teen Lakesider Olivia Moore has graciously volunteered to tell us about her own experience.

The Moore family has been coming to Lakeside for 60 years. When she thinks about being a young Lakesider, she notes the opportunities that the community provides for her. She says that "as a teen, Lakeside gives me a peek into what being a young adult really is" because she feels safe in the tight knit community.

She loves the freedom and independence Lakeside offers. She goes on walks, rides her bike, browses the shops and spends time at the dock, like any other Lakesider - regardless of their age.

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The Perks of Being a Young Lakesider
Teens at Lakeside are a huge part of the experience, and it's time to hear their stories.
Alex Schuler, who has been coming to Lakeside with her family for 10 years, was generous to share her story with us.

The Schulers stumbled upon Lakeside while vacationing at Bay Point one summer - Alex was 2 years old at the time. After discovering our Chautauqua community, the family decided they would return next summer. Since then, they've never looked back.

After 10 years, Schuler still has the same passion and love for Lakeside. When asked what her favorite thing about Lakeside is, she replies with an enthusiastic and definitive "just everything." She loves that it offers a different kind of home, and marvels at the fact that there are no kids on iPods, tablets, cellphones or other electronics.
In This Issue
What is #GivingTuesday?
Lakeside Chautauqua has joined #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving.
 
Taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 1, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of nonprofits, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
 
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kick-off of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday reminds people about the importance of giving by inspiring them to improve their communities and support charities and causes.
  
We invite you to share with your friends on social media how you and your family are celebrating #GivingTuesday.

Spread the Word

We invite you to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter about how you and your family are celebrating this important day of giving. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

How to Participate

Give a gift to make a direct impact on a program or area, such as the teen programming and youth activity center in Lakeside.

  

Double the impact of your gift through your employer's matching gift program.    

 

Give a gift in honor or in memory of a family member, friend or co-worker. Include an address, and we will send him/her a notification of the special gift.    

 

Share how your family is participating in #GivingTuesday on  Facebook and Twitter.

 

Teach your children or grandchildren about giving back by sharing how you participated in #GivingTuesday