On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Improve Your Tomorrow will host “Vote for JAMAL,” our annual fall fundraiser virtually. Now, more than ever, your sponsorship will have as much, or more, impact than any other time in our history.
Many are feeling anxious during these challenging times. And, as we face the most consequential election of our time, the COVID-19 pandemic still continues to upend lives and present extraordinary barriers for the young men we serve. While these barriers are real, threatening to derail their dreams of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college , we continue to be resilient.
Jamal represents an actual IYT alum who recently accepted his first full-time job as a Program Specialist with My Brother's Keeper Sacramento. Jamal became an IYT brother in 2013 as a 9th grader and took advantage of every opportunity we offered, thanks to the generosity of people like you. Most IYT students are just like Jamal. While full of potential, they are more likely to grow up in communities plagued by poverty, violence, food insecurity, and trauma. Jamal’s transition and success exemplify a community’s investment of time, talent and treasure in young men of color who have too often been forgotten, neglected, or steered into the school-to-prison pipeline.
Your participation in our annual fundraiser is an opportunity to support students and their families facing immediate and long-term needs. The services IYT provide are vital to the continued success of our young men on their higher education journey.
Hosted by Freddie Silveria and our very own Michael Casper live on YouTube, we promise you an unforgettable evening . You’ll hear from IYT students, potentially win sensational prizes and hear from some very special guests.
Please join us in our mission to increase the number of young men of color to attend and graduate from college or university. On November 18th, remember to VOTE FOR JAMAL!
For sponsorship opportunities and or questions, please contact Hasani Johnson, Director of Development, at (916) 721-2817.
Would you consider being an event sponsor of Vote for Jamal IYT Fall Virtual Fundraiser? Sponsors receive a number of benefits during the live transmission and previous correspondence, plus more! You’ll be joining a philanthropic movement dedicated to investing in the lives – and dreams – of Sacramento’s young men of color.