CHEYENNE, Wyo.- (Nov. 23, 2020) The Wyoming Congressional Award Council (WCAC) encourages celebrating #GivingTuesday this Dec. 1 by supporting its youth participants.
For its first year of involvement, WCAC has set a goal of raising $5,000 for scholarships and service days for youth participants and growing likes on its Facebook page (wyocongressionalaward) to 1,200. Donations can be made at wcac.us.
"WCAC is excited to be a part of this day of giving and looks forward to receiving support from across Wyoming," said Sarah Compton, WCAC's Executive Director. "After giving thanks for our blessings, shopping big and small, it makes sense to have a way to give back to the organizations that give so much to our communities."
Last year, youth participants in 19 communities logged in 48,400 hours of public service, personal development and physical fitness. The program awarded $88,000 in academic scholarships to Wyoming youth last year.
WCAC is also seeking 30-second videos of medalists (current and alumni) talking about how this goal-setting process touched not only their lives but also those in their communities. Videos may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds or millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it's helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. Visit GivingTuesday.org. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdaySpark.org for inspiration and project ideas.
Wyoming Congressional Award Council
The Wyoming Congressional Award Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Congressional Award is the U.S. Congress’ only charity and award program for youth. First introduced by Wyoming Senator Malcolm Wallop in 1979, the non-partisan and voluntary program is open to everyone ages 13 1/2 to 23. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. For more information about the Wyoming Congressional Award program, visit www.wcac.us.