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Posted on: November 1, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

Why Supporting Your Community Matters: Meet Our COVID-19 Local Sponsors

When the COVID-19 outbreaks started, we were fearful of how we could continue our programs and support our team and youth. For many organizations, the fundraising landscape changed dramatically, as money generators like tour groups, festivals, and exchanges became impossible.   At PEPY, a considerable percentage of our annual scholarship and …

Posted on: September 27, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

Investing in Staff: How Focusing Resources On Your Team Helps Your Organization Thrive

For many organizations operating in community development, most of the funds and donations raised are rightly allocated to projects and services. However, we would also contend that organizations should dedicate a percentage of their funds and time to the team’s educational opportunities and skills training. When the main goal is …

Posted on: May 31, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

PEPY & COVID: The Importance of Community & Lessons Learned

Just like many other individuals and organizations around the world, the PEPY team was really nervous and concerned for our community at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We often thought: How will be able to reach and effectively teach students through social distance learning? Will our students and team …

Posted on: March 22, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

Leaving a Legacy: Sarakk’s Journey At PEPY And Future Plans

The PEPY Empowering Youth team has had the good fortune of being directed by incredible leaders throughout the organization’s history. Since September of 2015, the Executive Director position was held by Sarakk Rith, a gifted teacher and motivator, who helped the organization stay strong through its localization and establishment of …

Posted on: February 23, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

PEPY’s Incubator Program: Cultivating diversity & creativity for youth entrepreneurs

“Great entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work, on local and national bases. If successful, their innovations may improve standards of living, and in addition to creating wealth with entrepreneurial ventures, they also create jobs and contribute to a growing economy. The importance of entrepreneurship …