The mission of the Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) is to bridge cultural, racial, and economic differences in order to support and nurture the people in the community by providing holistic programs that empower, encourage, and engender a vision of hope.
EMCC is committed to serving the Martindale Brightwood neighborhood and surrounding communities through individual programs, household engagement and community-led initiatives.
EMCC its participation in this year's Walking for Dreams event towards program development for its ongoing youth leadership programming. This spring, EMCC's Youth Program launched its newest initiative, Through the Eyes of Youth, a 24-week long program designed to bridge programming that creates shared opportunities for leadership training, global citizenship education and builds on overall youth resilience.
Students at EMCC and students in Ghana, Africa will engage in an initial 10-week program this spring, four weeks in the summer and ten weeks this fall that will enable selected young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to understand what global citizenship is and to create their own opportunities to take their own actions about local and global issues.
This project aims to build cross-cultural relationships between these youth while developing their global leadership skills and overall resiliency. The project seeks to engage vulnerable and disadvantaged youth in both countries who are orphans, living in single-parent households, and/or living in extreme poverty.
Overall Goals of the Program:
1. Increase the number of vulnerable youth completing high school and progressing into a post-secondary career or education pathway.
2. Cultivate a growing pool of young servant leaders in both countries.
3. Build a global bridge between youth in Indianapolis and other countries as they learn to embrace their similarities and diversity.
4. Increase the knowledge and awareness of global leadership and civic engagement
5. Cultivate individual youth-led community service projects in each country
At the completion of this program, the 20 high school youth that complete the training programs will be eligible for the culminating trip to Ghana, Africa in March 2023.
Your donation will help us take this mission forward. If your company or organization is interested in specific ways to sponsor the event on behalf of EMCC, please see below for levels and incentives, or contact Ms. Jamie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$5,000 - Event Sponsor: Prominent Banner sign at the Start Line of the walk, recognition during event announcements and on the event website. There is an additional opportunity to have space for a 10x10 tent set-up for promotion (if you choose)
$2,500 - High Stepper Sponsor: Banner signage along the canal walk highlighting your sponsorship and recognition during event announcements (opening and closing remarks)
$1,000 - Finish Line Sponsor: Prominent Sign nearing the Finish Line of the walk
$500 - Hydration Station Sponsor - Organization/Company logo will included on the Hydration Station banner (located at the end of the walk)