The Courageous Steps Project's founder Connor Archer, has been finalizing details for this springs 3rd annual Courageous Steps Walk-Run fundraiser at Old Town High School's Victory Field on Sunday May 22nd, 2016.
Archer will begin sending out emails to businesses at the beginning of the year. All businesses who sponsor this year's event, will have their name featured on our sponsorships page on our website, our Facebook page, and our banners which will be hung up on the day of the fundraiser. This will also happen to businesses who donate items/gift cards to our silent auction.
This year, we plan on reserving the Darlings Ice Cream for a Cause truck again. Last year, the truck generated around $100, and we are hoping for a warmer & sunny day for that as well.
The biggest change this year, will be our Step System for businesses, which will challenge businesses who have sponsored in the past, to donate more, and encourage other businesses to donate for the first time. This will be the same for the gift card donations.
All money raised from this year's event will go towards programs that help young children with challenges. We hope to serve the communities of Old Town, Bradley, Alton, Milford, Orono, and Veazie. If there becomes a need in another community, we hope to address that as well.
If you have any questions about these details for this year's walk-run event, please email Connor Archer. Archer hopes to continue to provide more details to you, as they become available.
Is it completely possible to fit all the memories from the past year in a 2 minute window? Not even close. But we've put together a short 2 minute a 6 second video filled with some of our favorite memories. We hope you enjoy our little video.
A message from founder Connor Jacob Archer:
It gives me now great pleasure, to wish all our donors a Happy Holidays from the Courageous Steps Project.
I would like to thank everyone, for supporting the Courageous Steps Project for the past two years. It is important that every young child, that lives with a challenge, is supported to succeed. It is because of your generous donations, that we were able to donate over $8,000 this year to local programs that help young children with challenges.
Along with that, we donated boxes filled with school supplies, to 12 area schools, completed two phases of a technology expansion project at the Green House Nursery School, and completed a first phase of a 'One Word' Project. We've also started the Eastern Maine 'One Word' Challenge, and have already accepted the Veazie Community School's 'One Word' video just yesterday.
The Courageous Steps Project is not just about raising money, or completing projects that involve money. It's about educating those around our communities, about the challenges that young children face, and how we can help make awareness of those challenges.
We've completed our 2015: A Year in Review profile, and we ask that you take a look, on what the Courageous Steps Project has accomplished in just one year. Just think what we can accomplish in 2016, with the great year we had in 2015. The link is included below my message.
I also encourage you to take a second, and comment on our Facebook page, about our website, and what I can do to make it better. If you have any questions, or comments about our website, you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to answer any of your questions, and resolve any issues that are present on our website.
2015: A Year In Review
Courageous Steps Project recieves Veazie Community School's 'One Word' challenge production
On Tuesday December 22nd, founder Connor Archer received his 'One Word' production from the Veazie Community School. This comes after Archer's challenge about a month ago, when he challenged the Veazie Community School, to kick off the 'One Word' challenge campaign. You can view the video below this post. Interested in taking part of the 'One Word' challenge? Please email Connor Archer at: email@example.com, to challenge your school.
This holiday season, we are mailing letters to our donors, to thank them for a great year. In each envelope, you will find a letter explaining about our endeavors this past year, and about 2016. We will also include a thank you card from this past year's walk-run event, along with a business card.
If you'd like to mail anything to the Courageous Steps Project, please begin to use P.O. Box 1, Stillwater, ME 04489. Please send all donations, thank you cards, and suggestions this way.
If you have any other questions, please contact Connor Archer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courageous Steps Project donates 3 bags of winter gear to Old Town High School National Honors' Society Winter Warmth Drive
On Saturday December 12th, the Courageous Steps Project donated 3 bags of winter gear, to the Old Town High School Winter Warmth Drive, hosted by the National Honors' Society, Student Council, and Key Club. Items donated included coats, ski-pants, mittens, gloves, hats.
"I was very glad to be apart of this cause" said Archer. "As a member of our local National Honors' Society chapter at Old Town High School, I am proud that I was able to involve the Courageous Steps Project was able to get involved.
Archer hopes to get involved with this kind of cause more often, and possibly host his own event eventually.
All hands are in to finish up the year off on a high note; hoping to set tone for 2016
The Courageous Steps Project is wrapping up 2015 on a high note, by completing several phases, and starting new phases that will continue into 2016.
Already, the Teens Who Care profile of founder Connor Archer, has been released by WLBZ2 & WCSH6. The video was made to promote the great things that the founder has completed, and how the Courageous Steps Project has evolved. You can view the video on our website.
As part of the Green House Nursery School Technology Expansion Project, we will be completing our second phase of the project. We are hoping to wrap up the phase by the end of this year, so we can spend most of 2016 on the third phase.
Also this month, the Courageous Steps 'One Word' Challenge is taking off as we challenged the Veazie Community School, and Orono Middle School, to create a 'One Word' video that will be showcased on our website. We are hoping to have these videos by the end of the year.
Besides that, we will be hoping to wrap up this year, with sending letters to all of our donors.
If you have any questions, or comments, please email Connor Archer at: email@example.com.
Please visit our Facebook page as well to stay connected for quick updates from the Courageous Steps Project.
Courageous Steps Website Feedback
Over the past 2 years, the Courageous Steps Project has used it's website to get information about fundraisers, projects, and speaking engagements. We also use our website, to show off what the Courageous Steps Project has done.
We have updated our website many times, but we always are looking for feedback on improving our website.
If you have any suggestions, or comments about our website, please email Connor Archer at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook as well incase we have something quick to announce.
The Courageous Steps Project was notified today, that Orono Middle School accepted the challenge, as part of the Eastern Maine 'One Word Project. Last week, the Veazie Community School, was the first school in the region to accept this challenge.
Orono Middle School now joins the Veazie Community School, as both schools will be sending powerful messages to other schools in the region. Our goal is to get 3 more schools in the region involved with this project by the end of 2015.
If you have any more questions, please contact Connor Archer at: email@example.com. You can also visit our Facebook page to stay updated with the Courageous Steps Project, and visit our Courageous Steps 'One Word' page to stay updated with the Eastern Maine 'One Word' Challenge.
Teens Who Care profile airing dates
Our very own Connor Archer will be featured on WLBZ2 Bangor, and WCSH6 Portland, as part of his Teens Who Care profile.
The profile will air on Sunday December 6th during News Center's Morning Report, and on Monday December 7th during News Center's Morning Report's 4:30am and 5:30am broadcasts.
If you want to view it before hand, please visit our website, to find that. If you have any other questions about the profile, please email Connor Archer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16