Serving Youth and Building Community — Move4Hope 2023

Published: October 21, 2023

On October 21, 2023, the community came together for an inspiring cause, joining hands and hearts to support Adventure4Change (A4C) in their 4th annual Move4Hope fundraiser. Despite the chill in the air, over 60 participants rallied behind the mission of A4C, proving once again the power of collective action in creating positive change.

At the heart of A4C’s mission is a commitment to preventing poverty and negative life trajectories for children, youth, and families. Recognizing the barriers that many families face, including institutionalized racism, discrimination, and language barriers. Adventue4Change acts as a stepping stone, providing a platform for new experiences and opportunities.

Participants of Move4Hope 2023 embraced the event with enthusiasm through  various forms of activity. Some pedaled through the routes on bicycles, others laced up their running shoes for a jog of their pace, while many chose to stroll along the path, each step a symbol of solidarity with A4C’s mission. In addition to the physical activity, participants also had the opportunity to tour the A4C hub which was the halfway point for all the activities, gaining insight into the organization’s space as well as a chance to meet the staff and impact firsthand.

The funds raised from Move4Hope 2023 will have a profound impact on the community. Through initiatives like the newly established Young Princesses program, A4C continues to create safe spaces and foster positive peer culture for youth of all backgrounds. Additionally, the Connect program will receive vital support, ensuring that young people have access to mentorship and resources to thrive.

One of the most remarkable aspects of A4C’s work is the lasting impact it has on the lives of participants. Graduates of A4C programs often speak of the transformative power of the relationships built during their time with the organization. These connections not only help them realize their dreams but also empower them to become self-sustaining and contributing members of society.

The success of Move4Hope 2023 is a testament to the unwavering support of the community, funders, donors and long life changemakers (volunteers). Whether through participating, volunteering, supporting, or donating, each individual has played a crucial role in making a difference. With their generosity, Adventure4Change will be able to continue its vital youth work, including mentorship, sports, and recreation, while exploring new avenues to invest in the community.

Stay tuned for the next Move4Hope. Together, let’s make a difference.