In 2020, we have the opportunity to take our KidVenturez (KV) program to a level we never imagined. Through one of our international partnerships in the Dominican Republic, we are working on a project to give orphans in the DR the ultimate KV experience. For several years, we have sent teams to serve these children by providing VBS and sports programs at the orphanage in Barahona. A few years ago we built a basketball court for the orphanage. Now some of those orphans will have the opportunity to realize something they have only dreamed about—coming to America.
In the summer of 2020, we envision bringing a group of these orphans to the U.S. for the ultimate KV experience. The kids will attend our summer camp near Greenville, attend a MLB Double-A baseball game, visit Dollywood, and see the stunning Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
Want to help sponsor one of the orphans? The full scholarship for one child to attend this trip is $925 (includes airfare, lodging, meals, camp scholarship, baseball game, and Dollywood ticket). Other partial gifts that can help collectively reach the scholarship goals are:
- $225 gives an orphan a full week of summer camp
- $75 gives an orphan a full day at Dollywood
- $45 gives an orphan a full day at summer camp
- $25 gives an orphan the Tennessee Smokies baseball experience (ticket, food, souvenir)
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or mail your gift to:
P.O. Box 3452
Cleveland, TN 37320
How will your gift empower kids when they return from the U.S.? In the same way that KV has a cycle of redemption domestically, that cycle can be realized internationally as well. Just ask Edwin (pictured below). At 9-years old, Edwin was a homeless Haitian refugee in Barahona when the orphanage took him in. Today he is in his early twenties, serving on staff at the orphanage, and attending the local university. Because others gave him experiences of redemption, he is now giving back to others as a mentor and youth worker. As orphans return to the DR from their TN KidVenturez experience and a dream realized, they will want to give back to others as they continue to grow up as well, because of the tangible ways they have been blessed.
Imagine being an orphan in the Dominican Republic and waking up this Christmas and opening a card that says you are going to America next summer. What a Christmas gift!
Together, we have the awesome privilege of shaping redemption cycles through KidVenturez and many other Breakaway initiatives. Thank you for making a difference for young people facing hardship!