It fills our hearts with gratitude to let you know that after the last three and half weeks, we’ve finally made our Kickstarter goal. It is truly remarkable what we’ve been able to accomplish in such a short period of time, and we could have never done it without the support of 143+ backers. Thank you all so much!!
Our campaign is still live and will run until end of day Friday (tomorrow), but you can still pledge your support here. Anything pledged beyond our campaign goal will go towards the expansion of our Youth Voices News Program – which has brought you Jade Journal from Harrison Park School last year. Next year, we would like to expand the program to David Douglas High School and we’re currently writing grants to support this program expansion. Any additional funding from our Kickstarter will go directly to further ensure the realization of the program, and we will use funds to leverage support in our upcoming applications.
This is the last push as we conclude our campaign. We know we’ve sent you a lot of e-mails, and we appreciate your patience. This campaign has been so vital for us. Please, if there’s any friends or colleagues you think would be interested in supporting our work, spread the word these last 24+ hours to pledge to our Kickstarter.
We’re happy to announce we will be inviting all Kickstarter contributors at all levels, as well as Know Your City members and their guests, to a celebration party the evening of Thursday, August 20th. So save the date! The party will feature short talks by Wage/Working artist Laura Hadden and KYC tour guide Stanley Fonesca, refreshments and cocktails courtesy of New Deal Vodka, and a preview of some of the programs to look forward to in 2016. More details coming soon!
With our Kickstarter campaign fully funded, our financial sustainability is ensured to 2016. This is a huge moment of growth for KYC, and we thank you all so much for believing in us. Our work in only made possible with the love, encouragement and support of our community. Once again, thank you so much – we hope to see you at the celebration party August 20th!!