There are several ways you can support the Youth Sing Praise Foundation, and its programs Youth Sing Praise and YSP Jr., and our fundraising efforts and alumni networking.
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT: Pray! Keep us in prayer. Pray for the participants. Pray for the staff. Pray for good weather. Just Pray!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Our board is often looking for members, and/or chairpersons for various committees. You can inquire and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOW UP: Bring people to see the performance. It’s free, it’s family friendly, it’s great for groups and the whole community. Be sure to spread the word about the show via social media, or request flyers to distribute. Alumni and friends are also invited to volunteer handing out programs, helping guests find seats or parking, etc. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer.
DONATE: Make a monetary donation. The Foundation subsidizes the cost of students’ tuition at YSP and YSP Jr. through donations and fundraising events/campaigns. Every dollar helps, and assists students who can only come because of a subsidized or heavily assisted scholarship package.
CREATE/SUPPORT A SCHOLARSHIP or SPECIALTY FUND: In honor or memory of a loved one, to recognize a student with a particular achievement, contact the foundation about creating or supporting a scholarship. You may choose to set up annual donations (or monthly, etc), or fund a scholarship through a golf/kickball/wiffleball tournament or other event. Be creative and honor someone or some achievement that is meaningful to you!
FUNDRAISE: The Foundation hosts fundraising events and campaigns, but individuals are invited to host fundraisers at their churches or schools. Students at private schools can usually initiate a “dress down day” where classmates donate a couple dollars for the privilege of dressing out of uniform for a day. Carwashes, bake sales, rummage sales, singing telegrams, party entertainment, donut or cake sales….all of these add up to make YSP possible.
SPREAD THE NEWS: Know a student, school, or church community that should know about YSP or YSP Jr.? Help us help you tell them about it. Whether through promotional materials or a personal contact/visit, we are happy to tell about YSP–you just point us in the right direction, or we can equip you with the resources to tell them what YSP means to you. Vocal instructors, acting coaches, youth ministers and pastors…all are good candidates to bring into the YSP friends circle.
AMAZON SMILE: Make your Amazon purchases and designate Youth Sing Praise as the charity beneficiary of their AmazonSmile program. Doesn’t cost you anything, and a percentage of your purchase goes to YSP! We also have an Amazon Wishlist where we’ve listed items the programs need. Ships right to us. We are grateful for any gifts you purchase!
Our YSP Family and Friends are evidence of the ripple effect an encounter with Christ and an opportunity to perform will have on the wider world. We are grateful for the generosity and dedication of so many these programs have touched. Thank you for being part of our family, and for your friendly support.
See you at the show! June 25, 2016, presenting “Children of Eden” at 7pm. FREE performance at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.