I had the great opportunity to donate my documentary talents for a great cause this week. Youth Villages of NC held a fundraiser at VBGB Bar and Garden in Uptown Charlotte to raise support to continue to help troubled children and teens to be successful. Being a former youth worker myself, I consider this opportunity a true honor.
About Youth Villages(From their website)
Every year in America, six million children — 1 in 20 — come to the attention of state child services workers. And each year, a quarter-of-a-million of these children are removed from their families…most because the family has stopped functioning effectively.
In many cases, the state simply has to intervene for the child’s safety. The United States spends more than $23 billion each year raising these 550,000 children2 — often using approaches that fail to reflect what best helps children and what strengthens families. Besides being costly, the results are poor.
Youth Villages has spent 25 years pioneering an approach that is measurably better for children and their families and provides a remarkably better return on investment for those who fund these services (both public and private). The organization is undertaking an important national impact strategy to bring this powerful approach to more children and families in communities across America.
Youth Villages seeks committed partners to join this movement to radically improve outcomes for children in and out of state custody, adding accountability to the systems that serve them and shifting the nation’s focus from warehousing troubled children to actually helping them.
Want to see the whole event, download an image, order a print?
Purchase a digital image or order a print, and donate to a great cause! We are donating all proceeds from the sell of these images to Youth Villages.
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Special Thanks goes out to the Sponsors!
CAVU Wealth Advisors | Presenting Sponsor
VBGB Uptown | Event Venue
Bar Athletes | Sponsor
Whitewash Films | Videographer
It’s In The Bag | A Youth Villages Charlotte, NC Event from Whitewash Films on Vimeo.