Empowering Community Through Multiple Channels
Let us be your fundraiser partner. Please help us grow a movement that supports your organization, underserved classrooms, and organizations that make a difference in the community.
"The simplistic beauty and positivity that this book and classroom project can create in the world is immeasurable! Kathleen Frantz has created something truly special - an inclusively diverse tool to enable all of humankind to start the conversation, to make their corner of the world a little better, to be the pebble thrown in the pond of life. Easily adapted for use with families, friends, in spiritual homes and in classrooms; I look forward to the day this book and program are translated and shared across the globe. It's good to be reminded that it takes very little to make a difference in the life of another."
David Gifford-Robinson, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Dallas Texas
How Community Partners Benefit
When you purchase or use our product as a fundraiser, we also donate to underfunded programs. To start, we are using a local organization that helps classrooms in the Chicagoland area, and we strive to hire organizations that empower the community in different ways. Currently, we are supporting the Special Olympics Unified Champion School Program and the underserved classrooms. As we grow, so will our reach.
Customize a full program for your school and community. Have a classroom project, home and classroom project, or combine it all. Contact us for further details.
"I absolutely loved this book! I could hear and feel the author’s voice throughout - it was almost like having a conversation with her. It's really a lovely piece of work and something that I feel could have quite and impact on young minds and the world."
Anne Cooper, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Los Altos, Calif.
Start The Conversation
Starting the conversation with your family, class or group. Discover the path of community empowerment. It just takes one step at a time.
"This is a refreshing book of action designed to be read together as a community event. It's a purposeful first step toward changing the reachable world."
Mary Kate O'Mara, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ascension Youth Group Appalachia Service Project
Ascension has had a long history of youth mission trips ranging from Appalachia Service Project (ASP), Mississippi (Gulf Coast Trip), to Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) in Tijuana. Currently, we plan an annual ASP trip.
Appalachia Service Project has been a beloved aspect of Ascension youth ministry for over 20 years. Decades ago this trip began with a small group of 5 vans totaling 35 people and has grown to 20+ vans and over 150 people. AYM usually goes to ASP the last full week of July, which is known as “week 7” to ASP-ers.
In July 2019, 163 people spent a week in Kentucky to help make homes warmer, safer and drier. Our crews built ramps and porches so people could have an easier time getting in and out of their homes. We installed dry-wall and painted. We repaired electric service to rooms that had been without power for years. We installed roofs and siding to keep people dry in their homes. All of this while growing our faith and our relationships among fellow parishioners.
ASP Trip 2020: July 18-25, 2020
Preparations are now under way for our 2020 trip! We will be leaving July 18, 2020 and returning the 25th. We don’t know where we will be assigned this year but we’re looking forward to another week filled with hard work, faith and a few laughs along the way.
Our Fundraiser Runs until the end of July.
100% of all our funds raised will go to our week volunteering
Thank you for supporting us.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion School is...
...a youth-centered, school-focused initiative that uses Olympic sports and education programs to:
promote school communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change
As a Special Olympics initiative, Unified Champion Schools incorporates many sports-related activities. But it is far more than a vehicle for sports events. It is the umbrella for a host of activities - national as well as grassroots - that benefit all students of all abilities, their schools and their communities.
Unified Champion School is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education
Special Olympic Illinois has joined with us to help support the Unified Champion Schools
Our partnership helps raise funds and develop programs to learn critical life skills to participate in life's opportunities.