Family Fun Run & Walk at Hainesville Fest to Promote YBLC Programs for Young Adults
YouthBuild Lake County (YBLC) and Round Lake Park American Legion Post 1170 are adding a new Family 1.5 Mile Fun Run & Walk to this year's Hainesville Fest, Saturday, August 25th. Since the run will be completed before the festival opens, you won’t miss any of the fun, and you’ll be improving more than your health; you'll be helping to expand education and job training programs for young adults in Lake County that find themselves in need of a second chance for a better life.
The Fun Run is being held to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist at YBLC for at-risk young adults (17-24) throughout Lake County who are determined to complete the education and job training needed to compete in today’s world.
“Because we’re located in North Chicago, people think all our students are from North Chicago but over 70% of our students are from other communities in the county,” says Executive Director Laurel Tustison. “We want to be sure that young people throughout all of Lake County are aware of our programs so that they too can take advantage of them.”
“YBLC students go from 95% unemployed to 78% placement in jobs or college,” adds Tustison. “Many of them earn their GED, learn construction, weatherization or automotive job skills and find gainful employment. Others go on to college. These young people work hard to get into the program, and to finish. When they're done most are on the path to self-sufficiency and a better life for themselves and their families. We are the second chance they need.”
Hainesville Fest runs from Noon until 9pm on Saturday, August 25th. Bring the family! Come for the Family Fun Run and stay for the day!
1.5 Mile Fun Run & Walk, Hainesville Fest, August 25th
Where: Union Square Park on east Haines Road in Union Square Subdivision
Registration: 9am The first 100 people to register on site get a FREE Hainesville Fest T-Shirt!
Fun Run starts: 10:30am
Entry fees: $5 requested donation for individuals, or $10 requested donation for a whole family.
All proceeds from the race will go to support YouthBuild Lake County programs. Free water will be supplied along the route, and traffic will be controlled by local law enforcement and Round Lake Beach Emergency Service Volunteers (commonly referred to as ‘Mobile Eye’).
About YouthBuild Lake County (YBLC)
YBLC is a non-profit organization that provides the education and training necessary to help at-risk young adults become gainfully employed and build a more hopeful future. YouthBuild Lake County is affiliated with YouthBuild USA, voted among the nation’s most effective non-profit organizations because of its successful partnering with local community businesses to reach its goals. For more information, visit www.youthbuildlakecounty.org.
For any questions, contact Lexi Zerivitz at (847)473-3483 or email her at LZerivitz@youthbuildlakecounty.org