RELEASE: Charlottesville's Firefly Hosts Fundraising Event for Youth Action

For Immediate Release
Aug, 27, 2018
Contact: Heather Green

Charlottesville’s Firefly Hosts Fundraising Event for Youth Action

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA –  Firefly Restaurant and Arcade and Tegan Medico, a member of Next Level Trainings’ VIP 6 - Philadelphia leadership class, put together a fundraising campaign to support Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization. Youth Action educates middle and high-school aged students by providing them with training, mentorship, funding, and other resources to lead and serve their communities. Their work supports systematic change to end the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia. The event was held as part of a 31-day fundraising campaign by VIP 6 - Philadelphia, the current leadership class, declaring to raise $100,000 for Youth Action. Firefly Restaurant and Arcade donated 8% of sales made during the evening event.

“I think the beauty here is that we are all connected,” says Medico. “We all have responsibility to each other, no matter where we live.  We all get to lean on each other for a better world.”

Participants in Next Level Trainings are showing support for Youth Action through several events described below with all proceeds going directly to Youth Action:

  • Tangible Goods Drive - items such as school supplies, laser printer and supplies, sound system, gift cards

  • On August 31, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, students completed an improvement project at one of the schools that Youth Action supports, AddB Anderson School

  • On September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC, students will hold a fundraising event at Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • On September 12, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, students will host a check presentation ceremony for Youth Action at the Neumann Goretti High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“We are so grateful to our wonderful supporters at Next Level Trainings for this generous commitment to youth in Philadelphia,” said Anthony Phillips, Executive Director of Youth Action. “We look forward to expanding our program and producing more socially responsible leaders among youth in Philadelphia thanks to this gift.”

Youth Action’s mission is to support socially responsible leadership among middle & high-school students by providing them with training, socially responsible leadership mentoring, and funding to increase their social awareness of community concerns and lead service initiatives in their communities. Working with schools and communities throughout Philadelphia and Upper Darby, PA, Youth Action offers leadership mentoring that has impacted over 5,000 students, boasts a 100% high school graduation rate, over 10,000 hours of community service, and has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships.

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Next Level Trainings is a transformational training organization that supports individuals and teams in unlocking their power, passion, and purpose. The trainings are innovative and have been meticulously designed to create a positive impact and lasting results. By drawing on the theories from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, sociology, and organizational development, these trainings have been proven to make a substantial and sustainable improvements for thousands of people. The organization is dedicated to connecting with worthy causes that serve the needs, well-being, and happiness of the people of Philadelphia and beyond. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are current students within the Next Level Trainings VIP program and are charged with creating a month-long service project that has lasting tangible impact on the community.