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Power of Hope Camp 2018

$2,538 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 1 month
You can make a difference in the life of a teenager!

Power of Hope is a life-changing experience for teenagers, generated through creativity and the arts. We are raising a $10,000 scholarship fund for 10 young people to attend camp this July 11-18. More than 70% of our youth are on Scholarship and they can only attend because of your donations. Help us reach our goal!
When a teenager says “This camp is like no other camp,” you know they mean it. It is a place where teens can experience their own voice, feel a real community of peers, develop a sense of belonging, and become artists of all kinds. This is a change that sticks with them long after they go home. As one camper said about Camp: “I will [now] be more expressive of my love for the people in my life at home.”

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Our Camp is a uniquely transformative experience.

Power of Hope
is a week-long summer camp held at Commonweal in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, CA. They come from the East Bay, the North Bay and San Francisco.  Every summer, a group of new and returning youth travel to Bolinas to build connections through the arts, open-hearted conversation, nature, and song. Our staff and volunteers are all artists – spoken word, painters, hip hop, actors, musicians and more who share their skills and passion through different activities. Camp has a Beach Day, an Open Mic Night, a Youth-Led Day, art workshops and a ceremony for graduating seniors. Camp is based on the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment. 

Power of Hope relies on your donations to exist. Every contribution counts, no matter how large or small. Please help us make Camp a reality for youth from across the Bay Area, for whom this Camp is an incredibly special experience. 

To learn more about Power of Hope in general, including registering your teen or working & volunteering as staff this summer, please visit:
http://ccc-commonweal.org/power-of-hope/

You can also see the full film about our 2017 Power of Hope Camp at the following link:  https://youtu.be/tJDZ4wMUmlo
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Hello all,

Thank you for your generous donations so far and for your help spreading the word. We have raised over $2,188 so far!

I'd like to share a quick update: Our campaign has inspired some additional donors who gave over $4,000 for Power of Hope. However, since they did not donate through our GoFundMe campaign online, we are reducing our goal to $10,000 to reflect those contributions. But the journey is not over! We still need to reach $10,000 to send at least 10 other Campers to Power of Hope this July 11-18.

Thank you so much again for your support so far. Please continue to share our campaign and donate what you can today!

Kindly,
Chibueze Crouch
Power of Hope at Commonweal
Camp Manager
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$2,538 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
Commonweal
  Certified Charity
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Bolinas, CA
EIN: 942366094
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