My good friend, Andy Perkins, has a passion for the young people of Liberia.
Because he clearly sees what is possible, despite how terrible the situation looks!
The young people of Liberia were unbelievably brutalized by a violent civil war. Now they live in a totally destroyed country with few opportunities. In fact…
- Their unemployment rate is 83%!
- 68% of the people live on less than $1 per day.
Is it any wonder these young people believe there is no hope, no escape, no future?
Andy passionately believes differently. In his own words:
“The best hope for Liberia is to find and train young leaders who will take personal responsibility for their own futures. I want to instill in them a clear image of how things could be in their own lives and in Liberia. To do this effectively is my passion.”
Two years ago, Andy started the Youth Leadership Conference. He takes top-quality American speakers and leaders to teach young Liberians how to dream again and, more importantly, how to act on those dreams. In 2009, he held one conference with 200 young leaders. Last year, he organized two conferences with over 1,000 attending. This year he is preparing for four conferences in two Liberian states!!!
Last year, the Julian family found out about Andy’s organization and his efforts, and decided to help him out by making a $1,000 matching challenge to our friends and associates through Live It Forward. The Live It Forward community came through beautifully, raising more than 1/3 of the total budget for the two conferences hosted last year.
This year, the Julian family is doubling our matching challenge to $2,000.
My question to the Live It Forward community is: Who is with us on this?
Oh yeah, one last thing. Live It Forward and the Julian family receives NOTHING from this effort except the joy of helping our good friend and his organization make an incredible impact in an area of the world that needs so much. Therefore, please DO NOT send any money to Live It Forward LLC. Instead, send your tax-deductible check to:
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