Lewis to Travel to Charlotte, NC for YouthSpeakOut

National Youth Advisory Board Member (loveisrespect) and Executive Director, Chandler Lewis was recently asked to attend YouthSpeakOut at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte to represent the NYAB. The one day event will feature an array of training relating to Teen Dating Violence. Lewis will specifically be speaking to students as one of the keynote speakers and a representative from loveisrespect. He will also be sitting on a panel to talk to youth interested in starting projects of their own in their community. "As someone who has started their own non-profit, I am so excited to get the opportunity to speak to other young adults who are interested in starting their own projects. As I have said before, its never to late to do something you want, you just have to go out and do it," Lewis says. 

Check out the event below!

YouthSpeakOut 

Lewis to Attend NYAB Training in Asheville, NC

Executive Director, Chandler Lewis will be traveling July 7-10th to Asheville, North Carolina for the National Advisory Board National Training Conference. During his time there, he will be receiving many hours of training from Break the Cycle staff about how to prepare and design advocacy events as well as how to effectively individuals about healthy relationships. Lewis is also running the Executive Board position of Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager and is currently unopposed. Check out the NYAB Blog at the link below to keep up to date on the NYAB's activities.  

National Youth Advisory Board Blog 

Lewis Speaks on Non-Profit Panel Sponsored by UW BEA.

Last night, founder Chandler Lewis spoke to a group of UW students at an event sponsored by the University of Washington's Business Ethics Association. The panel was comprised of representatives from Excel Public Charter Schools, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Evergreen Project. For info about the event or about UW's Business Ethics Association, check out the link below. 

 

UW Business Ethics Association Non-Profit Panel 

UW Business Ethics Association 

The Evergreen Project Welcomes New Intern

The Evergreen Project is happy to announce Stephanie Ducay as the newest addition to our team. She will be serving as the Project Manager Intern. We are so excited to have her on board and her past experience will be invaluable to this organization. Please join us in welcoming her to our family. You may also read her bio below. 

 

Stephanie Ducay

I received my Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Sociology from Highline Community College. Recently, I graduated from the University of Washington Bothell where I majored in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior and minored in Human Rights. Teachings from my most valued mentors have fueled my passion for social justice and advocating for underrepresented voices in my community, especially women and children of color. By working with The Evergreen Project, I hope to not only gain valuable learning experience, but also have the opportunity to connect with people who are just as passionate about social justice and who have the equal desire to create lasting, positive social change.

Lewis Appointed to Break the Cycle National Youth Advisory Board

The Evergreen Project is proud to announce that Executive Director and Founder Chandler Lewis has been selected from a large pool of qualified applicants to be a part of the National Youth Advisory Board in working with Break the Cycle and Love is Respect to raise awareness about teen relationship violence across the nation. He will be attending the national training conference and summer retreat July 7-10th. 

 

Check out Break the Cycle and Love is Respect at the links below. 

 

LoveisRespect

Break the Cycle 

 

Loveisrespect Curriculum

The Evergreen Project is proud to announce that we have received our first middle school and high school relationship curriculum called "Start Talking" sponsored by LoveIsRespect. It is a comprehensive 10 week program that targets teenagers in order to start talking about healthy relationships. If you wish to have this program in your kids school, please feel free to let us know. 

The Evergreen Project Awarded Two Sports Scholarships

This month, The Evergreen Project was recognized by the national TGA Sports Foundation and was awarded two full-tuition scholarships to be given to deserving children who have been victims or children of victims of domestic violence. We could not be more happy to have been given these wonderful gifts. Participation in sports during childhood has been proven to increase positive community engagement, while also providing kids with a way to escape difficult situations in their lives. The Evergreen Project wants to thank Brad Kirkpatrick of TGA North Seattle for securing these scholarships for our organization. We can't wait to find two children to give them too. 

 

Check out the TGA Sports foundation website at the link below. 

 

TGA Sports Foundation