Hello AP Community!
The Lenny Zakim Fund has given us a tremendous opportunity to raise another $10k to support our work with kids and teens with a focus on the cities of Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn, which have been hit hardest by Covid-19. If we raise $5k, they will grant us another $5k!
On top of that, our long-time and beloved supporters and passionate educators, Anne Ferguson and Peter Drench, have generously sponsored the printing and distribution of this very special first edition! They loved the book and wanted to help get it in the hands of as many young people as possible.
With the generous help of talented graphic designer, Joanna Rugani, we created "Words of Wisdom" this summer as a special gift to our Alumni who graduated from high school or turned 18 in 2020. This class missed their graduation festivities and celebrations while also dealing with loss, anxiety, and a variety of hardships in their families and communities. We will be sending a gift copy to each of our 100 post-high school Alumni this month.
"Words of Wisdom" is a unique collection of practical advice and lessons for young adults written with love and care by 89 people from a wide range of ages, professions, nationalities, ethnicities, races, and life experiences. It is a perfect stocking stuffer or graduation gift for any teen or young adult in your lives!
For every donation of $15, you will be able to ship one book to yourself or another address ($12.25/book will be tax-deductible). If we can get up to 750 books ordered, we will net $6k after expenses and fulfill the match! Your gift will not only give a young adult in your life a lot of food for thought, but will also give us the capacity to continue engaging many of our youth after their first project and through high school into this period of young adulthood.
Thank you, and hope you will enjoy reading your own copy!!
Leah OkimotoFounder & Executive Directorlokimoto@aaronspresents.org(978) 809-5487