In collaboration with the Young Trustees of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Hype co-hosted a Non-Profit Happy Hour on April 22 at Colbert Hills. The heart behind this event is creating a meaningful time for various non-profits to share about their organization, the impacts on our community and detailing ways for young professionals to get involved. There is simply no argument against the importance of the philanthropic sector to the Manhattan community and every community, for the enrichment of community member’s lives while enhancing quality of life. For our April Non-Profit Happy Hour, we invited Girls on the Run and Big Brothers Big Sisters to share about their organizations with our young professionals. Hear what our wonderful speakers had to say:
“The future is Girls On the Run! We are so much more than running, we believe that every girl deserves a place to connect, grow and shine. Girls On the Run provides girls in 3rd- 8th grade with a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls and volunteer coaches have been craving the social and emotional connections now more than ever, focusing on emotion identification, conflict resolution and friendship development. We have so many ways for people to become involved in the organization through volunteering as a coach, participating in a 5K celebration or even hosting GOTR for adult lessons as a team building activity in their place of work. The Hype Non-Profit Happy Hour provided a great opportunity to share our mission and events with an engaged and excited group of young professionals. Events such as these are an important piece of our organizational growth, as we want our coaches and supporters to reflect the community we serve and give girls an opportunity to see success in many different ways. We are grateful that our Manhattan community embraces our mission to inspire the girls of today to be the strong female leaders of tomorrow.”
- Candice McIntosh, Executive Director at Girls on the Run
“Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Riley County was honored to be a part of the first Non-Profit Happy Hour! We are thankful to have had the opportunity to share our program with the young leaders in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters works to provide a professionally managed one-to-one mentorship for our local youth that have high potential but are facing an adverse situation. Throughout the pandemic our children have suffered the most. Becoming a mentor in this trying time can truly make a difference in a child’s life. It is so valuable to be able to connect with the HYPE and Young Trustees members and share our vision and mission. We are always recruiting our amazing community members to be Bigs. The volunteers in our program have a chance to change the face of our community, one child at a time. Connecting with Hype members is truly a blessing for our organization.”
- Michelle Sink, Area Director of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
We look forward to the next Non-Profit Happy Hour at Colbert Hills on June 3 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to hear from other incredible organizations, such as these. Thank you for the amazing information shared by Girls on the Run and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our young leaders are excited to become more and more involved to care for our community members and better our community.