Friday, April 20th, 2018

Letter to the HC Chamber of Commerce

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018

Dear Friends,

Today more than ever we need Super Heroes. Not the fake ones you see in the movies or comic books, but real people. We need people who care about us and want to help us make better decisions, but stay with us even when we don’t. Being a teenager today is hard, with drugs, alcohol, constant drama, peer pressure, not to mention all of the stuff you see on TV and social media. This is what we deal with daily. Oftentimes we are not only dealing with our own issues, we are also dealing with our parents’ issues. When do we get to be a kid?

We think the YSB are SUPER HEROES! But they need your help if they are going to continue to be there for us now and others in the future. We know you are probably asked to give money a lot, but by giving to YSB you are investing in the future. We will be the ones working and making decisions later on and the more skills and confidence we have now the better off we all will be.

We are asking you to support the YSB’s “Making a Difference” community fund drive. The YSB of Huntington County has been helping kids like us for over 30 years with programs that help not only young people but our families as well. Some of the programs include; Students Out of School, Teen Court, Teen Suicide Prevention, Tools for Life and Skills for Life.

The YSB is a safe place for kids, a place that doesn’t judge us and will accept us even when we make bad choices. They provide a place where there is less pressure so we can do what we need to do. They help us learn important life skills such as ways to deal with our anger, the risks of drug and alcohol use and how to deal with peer pressure.

The YSB not only helps us but they help our parents. When they work with us and our parents, we learn ways to talk to each other and how to work together as a family better. We believe that the YSB really is the second chance for many of us. They are a place that helps us succeed. Without them we are not sure where we would be.

Here are some examples of how your support helps: $50 will provide a student with the school supplies he/she needs; $60 will provide an infant a safe, age-appropriate child car seat along with proper installation; $75 will provide five suicide prevention posters with informational cards to be displayed throughout Huntington County; $100 will provide an entire seventh grade class with suicide prevention education; $200 will provide community suicide prevention training for up to 30 adults. Please support the YSB as they continue to work with us and our families.

Thank you for your support,
Derik, Jordan and Braydon