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Youth Resiliency Adventure kicks off on January 1. Our goal is to raise $75,000 in the month of October to fund addiction prevention programs targeting at-risk youth and young adults in the greater Cincinnati Tri-State area. Early registration open now. Also, check out our pre-event:
Virtual Entry - Early Registration Is Open Now
Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2020
» $20 registration (through 10/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
Youth Resiliency Adventure is focused on raising capital to fund addiction prevention programs targeting At-Risk Youth and Young Adults in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State area. It is a proactive approach in the community’s efforts to engage, head on, the challenging factors of addiction. Our Goal is to raise $75,000 in the month of October. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.
Why should I register?
Addiction kills and destroys families – especially youth! It is no respecter of one’s age, background, race, or neighborhood.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, nearly half - 46 percent - of U.S. adults have a close friend or family member who's dealing with drug addiction.
Most of us know, or know of, someone who has been hurt by some form of addiction. Perhaps it involves someone in your family? The pain is real and at times – devastating.
Your commitment to the Youth Resiliency Adventure lets us work together in our community. Our combined effort will create or enhance programs in preventing youth addiction.
Together, we can make a difference in the Tri-State and the country.
A Rewarding Challenge
We understand that you will receive personal satisfaction as your reward for participating in the Youth Resiliency Adventure.
Every dollar spent on addiction recovery, for example, results in a savings of up to $7, in terms of reduced crime and judicial costs. When you factor in healthcare, the savings-to-costs ration becomes 12 to 1.
For that we are very grateful. However, we thought it would be fun to add the potential for additional rewards should you be so motivated.
It is our hope and prayers that you have a safe and enjoyable YRA experience as you strive to make a difference in the lives of the youth whom we serve.
Participants (youth up to age 18 and adults) will be eligible to win the following prizes:
The youth who raises the most funds will receive a $1,000 savings bond. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the most distance.
Walking for the furthest distance youth prize is urbeats3.
Walking for the furthest distance adult prize is JBL Harmon Bluetooth Earbuds.
Running furthest distance youth prize is a FitBit Versa Lite Edition.
Running for the furthest distance adult prize is a Garmin Vivio Smart HR.
Biking for the furthest distance youth prize is a Fuji Red Ace 650 Bike.
Biking for the furthest distance adult prize is a Fuji Candy Apple Red Finest Bike.
In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by the most amount of money raised.
Please note: The images above are representations of the prizes offered.
Where will the money I raise go?
Great question! The goal of the Youth Resiliency Adventure is to raise funds to go towards FOCAS’ efforts and activities to prevent addiction. It’s that simple!
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the financial costs of substance abuse are staggering – more $600 BILLION annually, in terms of healthcare, crime, incarceration, and lost productivity.
The institute also reports that investing in substance abuse treatment programs is the best way to cut those costs. Every dollar spent on addiction recovery results in a savings of up to $7, in terms of reduced crime and judicial costs. When you factor in healthcare, the savings-to-costs ration becomes 12 to 1.
Focused on raising capital to fund addiction prevention programs targeting at-risk youth and young adults in the greater Cincinnati Tri - State area.