V-Day here we come! Youth Rise Texas Announces Next Performance, $2k of $10k raised, and a video!

T flowers croppedWith Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Youth Rise Texas has been keeping busy!  Last week, we announced our next performance, Love Letters: Radical Acts of Faith.  Part poetry, part letters, part song, Love Letters is a multimedia activist art show where the teens of Youth Rise Texas will share their hopes and dreams for a changed world, where love prospers beyond bars and borders. The one night only performance is on February 13 at East Space Austin, coinciding with the end of our $10k by Valentine’s Day fundraising campaign, and tickets are available here.

Speaking of fundraising, we’re walking straight towards our goal of SZ1raising $10,000 by Valentine’s Day to support our paid summer internship program – and we’re 1/5 of the way there already!  Join us in bringing 6 teens on for paid leadership and mentorship opportunities in 2016 and make your gift now – you’ll be leaving us with the best Valentine ever: the knowledge that funding for our summer program is secure.

And don’t forget, if you haven’t already, take a peek at our 2015 achivements video and share it around!  We’re proud to have gotten this far, and it was all made possible because you believed in us.  We hope you’ll keep standing with us in 2016, and that we’ll see you on February 13!