Young Professionals Committee
The Jays Care Foundation's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a volunteer opportunity for Toronto's young professionals to utilize their leadership and management skills, creativity, passion, talent and social networks to engage in the Toronto Blue Jays community investment efforts to benefit Canada's children and youth. Presently 20 young professionals sit on the Committee and manage the strategic direction and development.
The Young Professionals Committee is excited to kick off the 2014 edition of the ChangeUp Challenge! This unique, fundraising campaign engages individuals, groups and corporations to step up to the plate and contribute towards community change. ChangeUp participants are challenged this year to create a personal or team fundraising campaign and solicit pledges from their network with the goal of raising $150,000 towards the creation of a safe, dedicated youth space to serve communities in need.
The ChangeUp Challenge launches on June 14, 2014 and wraps up on September 12, 2014. The conclusion of the campaign will be celebrated on September 12, 2014 with the YPC signature event, The ChangeUp Celebration A Night at the Ballpark. The celebration event will be hosted in a Rogers Centre luxury suite when the Blue Jays take on the Rays at 7:07 p.m. ChangeUp participants will enjoy a fun night at the ballpark including food and beverage, interactive activities, opportunity to win great prizes and more! All funds raised through the ChangeUp Challenge will fund the building of a Blue Jays Youth Zone in the Bridletowne Circle YMCA. This YMCA will be located in the priority neighbourhood of Steeles-L'Amoreaux, where more than 50% of residents are physically inactive and access to safe community space is crucial.
Young Professionals Network
Launching in 2014 to compliment and support the Young Professionals Committee, Jays Care Foundation will offer students, recent graduates and young leaders volunteer opportunities through the Young Professionals Network.
The primary objective of the YPN is connecting like-minded, philanthropic individuals to support the advancement of Jays Care Foundation's mission to invest in kids in need from coast to coast by raising awareness and funds within the young professional's community.
The YPN offers members various engagement opportunities annually, including invitations to attend speaker series networking events, Young Professionals night at the ballpark, YPC hosted events and a variety of volunteer opportunities.
JOIN THE NETWORK! Become a YPN Member by donating a minimum of $150 to Jays Care annually
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