Guarantee GYV's Future: Distance Challenge - November 5 - 8, 2020
“Legacy helps you appreciate the similarities and differences in the human family. Everybody was on equal footing here." -Daniel, Lakota Nation
“I liked meeting great people [with] outstanding talents, who have the will and the enthusiasm to make a change and create an impact.” -Omar, Germany
“Every day, I am discovering something new about [myself] and about different cultures.” -Farah, Egypt
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our global walkathon event! We had over 60 walkers complete over 180 miles cumulatively in 12 cities and 7 countries around the world participate in the #gyvextramile. We would like to thank everyone who walked, brought their friends, got pledges and are helping us guarantee that GYV lives on in summer 2021 and beyond! The summer of 2020 was the first time in 41 years that our Bedford campus was eerily silent. We have a goal to raise $20,000 by December 20, 2020. We have now raised $16,000 and need YOUR help to get us to the finish line! Through the Distance Challenge we met our goal of raising $8,000. Check out our upcoming Online Auction and Virtual Global Gala to help us reach our $20,000 goal!
When and Where was the Distance Challenge?
The Distance Challenge occurred on the weekend of November 5th - 8th and was a global event taking place from Bedford, Virginia, to Cairo, and beyond! A few of our walkers were spotlighted on our Instagram on how far they have walked, where they walked, who joined them and how much they raised! We also held a group walking live on Instagram at our Global Youth Village in Bedford, Virginia.
Where did people walk around the globe?
12 cities: Bedford, Richmond, Washington D.C., Chicago, Krakow, Sfax, Sidi Rimeni, Deale Beach, Istanbul, Cairo, Bishkek, Kenitra, Giza
7 countries: US, Poland, Tunisia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Morocco