The Decade of Difference: 2020 Initiative wishes you and yours a wonderful and fun-filled summer!
Things have been busy with the Initiative and we are proud to share some highlights with you through our newsletter. Please take the time to flip through the various pages of this newsletter to get a better sense of how far and wide the Decade of Difference is reaching into our community. Great things are happening!
As just one illustration of the good things that can happen when the community bands together, we recently celebrated 2014 Lemonade Day, a local youth entrepreneurship event that teaches young people about marketing, branding, identification of a niche, financial literacy, and more; all skills and knowledge that can translate positively into their future.
Over 200 young people participated from across the county representing close to 100 stands. The total number of glasses
of delicious lemonade sold reached well over 5600. Of the funds that were generated through lemonade sales, students donated over $4,100 to support local charities of their choosing. Arcata Economic Development Center has been a champion of this event with shared sponsorship from the Decade of Difference.
We are also excited about expanding the reach of the Decade of Difference to beyond our local school districts as we will be sharing a variety of our resources with several local Parks and Recreation programs, the Fortuna Multi-Generational Center, the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, and Changing Tides. We are excited about their enthusiasm to integrate many of the materials and resources that the Decade has been able to develop into their exemplary programs.
We celebrate the creative input of others, the fiscal support of local contributors, the belief by our school districts, the participation of our youth, and the time donated by our amazing cadre of community volunteers. Together, we really are Making a Difference!
Thank you all for your continued support!
Heidi Moore, Coordinator
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