The Fundraising Page of Megan Jiron
A Message From Megan Jiron
I work with 11 grade students at South Valley Academy teaching life skills and college preparation. SVA has a 99% percent minority enrollment rate, 98% of who are considered economically disadvantaged. Many of my students are considered at-risk and come from single parent homes. But I know them to be big-hearted, humorous and filled with potential. With Big Brothers Big Sisters, I help pair my students with volunteer mentors from the larger Albuquerque community who work with them to encourage and reinforce the life skills learned in class.
Working with these students and volunteers has taught me so much and has enriched my life. The last two years, I taught life skills to students in a tiny community in the western highlands of Guatemala. Today I feel I’m working to improve the lives of youth but with more resources, support and more accessibility!
On April 1st, I will “Bowl for Kids’ Sake.” My goal is to raise $125 that will help out our program. Please consider donating a couple of bucks to support my team (or share my post with your friends)! Thank you for being awesome!
"Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
52% less likely to skip school
37% less likely to skip a class
33% less likely to hit someone
They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families."
raised of $200 goal
Location / Venue
- Isleta Fun Connection
- 11000 Broadway SE
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 87105, USA
- Apr 01, 2017 09:00 am to
- Apr 01, 2017 09:00 pm
About This Campaign
Ahoy matey! A great way t' support a wonderful cause!
Be a FUNdraiser. Be a Donor. Be a Bowler. Gather yer grog and yer gumbo and set yer compass for April 1, wherefore the sake of the wee minnows, we gather treasure and feast.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico raises treasure t' provide nurturin' and mentorin' relationships fer children in our community. We be hostin' our 34th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at th' Isleta Fun Connection on April 1st, 2017 (April Fool's Day). Every year, we be havin' nearly 600 bowlers join in on th' fun but this year, th' swashbucklers are on board. Put on ye puffy shirts, corsets, eye patches, medieval tunics, grab your parrot and let's start raisin' some serious booty for the lads and lasses!
How do I Bowl For Kids' Sake?
Sign up as a team captain or join an existing team today. Form a team of 5, register online and meet your fundraising goal of $125 each ($625 per team) by asking your friends, family and co-workers to support you. Send a link to your personalized fundraising page and track your progress. Then join us to bowl and celebrate your fundraising efforts. Can’t form a full team? No problem. Register as an individual and we will place you on a team with other bowlers. You can also sign up as an individual and just participate as a fundraiser if you don't want to bowl with us on April 1.
Why Should I Bowl For Kids' Sake?
By bowling you directly and positively impact children in your community. Your support will improve the lives of young people and help them grow into happy, confident and successful adults!
For more information on Bowl for Kids' Sake, CLICK HERE bucko! (right click on the hyperlinked text to open in a new window)
If you need assistance with registering your team, CLICK HERE for a PDF of step-by-step instructions. (right click on the hyperlinked text to open in a new window)