"Notes of Inspiration" Writing Event
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

"Notes of Inspiration" Writing Event

Join us on for an evening to write notes of encouragement that will be placed into our Back 2 School kits. These notes will help to inspire the student and let them know someone is out there rooting for them to succeed in school. Come for an hour or spend the entire evening with us. Free snacks and light bites will be provided, plus all volunteers will be entered into a drawing for several prizes.

(Must be 21+ with a valid ID)

To RSVP or if you have any questions, contact our Events Coordinator, Spencer Post at SpencerPost@b2si.org



 

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Kickoff Dinner
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Kickoff Dinner

Help us with our big fundraising evening that includes a dinner, presentation of our college scholarships, inspirational speeches, a cocktail reception, silent auction and raffle. 

We need volunteers to work the day of the event as well as the day prior to the event. We are also looking for people to join our Silent Auction Committee, which will help secure items for the silent auction between January and May. For more information on all these opportunities, contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator at SpencerPost@b2si.org

 

 

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"BIG" Distribution & Activity Day
Aug
8
7:00 AM07:00

"BIG" Distribution & Activity Day

This Event is Not Open to the Public

Join us as a volunteer for our largest distribution event of the year. Over 14,000 of our signature Back 2 School kits will go out the doors on this day and will end up in the hands of children from area YMCA’s throughout Chicagoland. We also will be hosting hundreds of children for a series of activities to excite, inspire and prepare them to go back to school in he fall. We need tons of volunteers to work throughout the day. 

If you are interested in helping us with our largest school supply event of the year contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator, at SpencerPost@b2si.org

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POWER UP! Boot Camp
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

POWER UP! Boot Camp

Join us at our annual POWER UP! Boot Camp at West Lawn Park on the South Side. In partnership with the Chicago Park District this 6-hour event will have 200 children rotating through a series of activities and classroom settings to get them active as well as learn about the importance of regular exercise and proper nutrition. 

The Boot Camp is designed to emphasize how combining regular exercise with a good diet will help a children maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Participants in the Boot Camp are provided with lunch, a Boot Camp t-shirt and fitness/nutrition pack to take home. To gauge the success of the program, children are tested at the start of the camp, end of the camp and several months later to measure how much they’ve learned and retained. Parents are also invited to attend a 30-minute program to provide instruction on help ensure their child(ren) get the most out of the Boot Camp. 

The 2017 application is accessible via our POWER UP! Boot Camp page.  

If you wish to volunteer to work the day before or the day of the event, contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator, at SpencerPost@b2si.org.

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