I met 19-year-old Kalvin Bugg, AKA Bugg, while out recruiting youth for our young leaders club pilot project in the Historic Brookland Park area. I enticed him to join us with the offer of pizza and a chance to earn some money. That was four weeks ago and already he is proving that young people are the heroes we have been waiting for!

This giving season we are inviting you to show your faith in the next generation by sponsoring a young leader like Bugg.  Funds will be used as follows:

  • a third of the funds go directly to the young leaders in the form of stipends
  • a third of the funds go to support weekly young leaders club meetings
  • a third of the funds go to support the development of block clubs that provide support for the community development efforts the youth are engaged in

The cost of supporting each of our young leaders is $1,200 a year, or $100 per month.

Our goal during this campaign is to raise sufficient funding to support 24 young leaders across Metro Richmond.

Would you, a group you belong to, or your congregation consider sponsoring one of our young leaders? 

We will be reporting live on Facebook with updates from our Young Leaders and encourage you to “like” Embrace Richmond on Facebook to keep up with the good work of these young heroes.

Will you give an emerging leader a chance to be the change they want to see in their neighborhoods?  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. 

To learn more about the work done by local young heroes check out our Dream Catcher and Young Dreamers videos.

You can donate on-line here, or mail your donation to this address.

Warmest Wishes,

Wendy McCaig
Executive Director
Embrace Richmond