May 4, 2008 – Colorado Springs, CO
At Schur Success Auction Services, we believe in taking care of our community. Both Shannon and Rich serve on the Board of Directors for the Youth Transformation Center. The organization is part of the Restorative Justice movement, and focuses on alternatives to school suspensions and long-term incarceration. It gives at-risk and at-promise youth some of the tools they need to be responsible members of the community and gives them alternatives to some of the negative behaviors they have learned or adopted.
Our Board and our Staff work hard to deliver services to the community, but we could always use more support. We could use your help, and we could use your money. To that end, we've put together a little on-line auction to introduce you to our mission.
The Youth Transformation Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering youth to generate new possibilities for their lives through personal accountability, empathy, and leadership skills that shape positive social behaviors.
Statistics and studies clearly show that banishing and ostracizing children through suspension, expulsion, and juvenile incarceration has done little to build strong characters in our young people that will lead to responsible and productive adulthood. The restorative justice movement, now reaching critical mass around the world, provides an effective alternative that promises long-term, positive results.
The Youth Transformation Center is proud to offer cutting-edge restorative justice training for youth and their adult leaders, alongside programming services that open a pathway to a reduction in juvenile crime and violence to build stronger, safer communities.
To support this mission, we have donated 2 tickets to see Carrie Underwood at the World Arena in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Our friends at Classic Transportation have donated a Limo ride for you and a guest to take you not only to the concert in style, but to dinner courtesy of the Olive Branch in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs.
Please, help us spread the word about our important mission. Know that if you're the winning bidder, you'll have a fantastic night to remember, and you'll be making a lifelong difference to a young member of our community. If you can't go to the concert, pass on the information to someone who could go. Pass it onto your friends. Make a tax-deductable donation to the Youth Transformation Center, PO Box 38074, Colorado Springs, CO 80937. Tell them Rich and Shannon sent you.
Thanks so much.