At Emergent Technologies, we strive to show gratitude for our success by giving back to our community. In collaboration with the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), team Emergent is raising funds for the Austin Sunshine Camps. Started in 1928 by the YMBL, the camps provide economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to attend summer camp in a safe and supportive environment. In 2013, 68 percent of campers came from households with an annual income of less than $23,550. The camp allows these children space to eat nutritionally sound food, grow strong, play, learn, and enjoy the sunshine with new friends.
Helping Kids Look Beyond and Dream Big
The counselors at Austin Sunshine Camps encourage and facilitate the power to succeed through education and healthy living. The camps render the space and comfort these kids need to look beyond their current situation and dream big for the future. Case in point, former Pittsburgh Steelers player, Paul Mosley, attended Austin Sunshine Camps from the tender age of seven. He says that college wasn’t an option in his family, but the camps made that possible for him. Who knows? One of these kids may grow up to be an important innovator with potential to develop amazing new technology that changes the world.
Watch this short video to learn more about Austin Sunshine Camps.
Team Emergent Technologies is assisting in fundraising efforts to help raise money to send these underprivileged kids to camp. Every $390 raised sends another kid to camp this summer at no cost to his or her family. In fact, camp staff sends 850 central Texas youth to Austin Sunshine Camps each year. If you want to help open up a world of possibilities for the youth of central Texas, head over to our fundraising page and donate now!
A full 80 percent of funds donated directly support the summer camp and academic programs.
Not only will your funds help send kids to camp, but they will also help construct a brand new, state-of-the-art facility for campers at Zilker Park and develop new after school programs for middle school students.
At Emergent Technologies, we’re committed to serving our community and we invite you to join us by donating to a great cause. Help a kid go to camp. You just might change the future for the better. What do you want to build today?