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					Living Independently for Tomorrow –
         “You Are Not Alone”




Youth Rally 2011
   & Beyond
“Rally” is the premier opportunity for young people
with a range of Bladder and Bowel issues to …




 …learn …receive …grow …make friends
   …have fun ...adapt …be themselves
Youth Rally Committee, Inc. (YRC)

 • The sole purpose of the YRC is to provide the
   “Youth Rally Experience” to as many kids
   as possible.
 • We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization
    • Incorporated in 2005
    • All donations are tax deductible
 • All donations go directly to the Youth Rally
 • No child is ever turned away for financial
   reasons
                                      Rally Goals
                                      • Networking
                                      • Confidence-building
                                      • Fun !




• Education
 •   Medical Conditions
 •   Self-esteem
 •   Hygiene
 •   Social Issues & Team Building
 •   Making wise decisions as a teen
 •   Preparing for High School & College
Who can attend?
Young people ages
11 – 17 with:
•   Ostomy
•   Continent procedure
•   Bladder augmentation
•   Incontinence
•   Any type of bowel or
    bladder dysfunction
The Youth Rally has been successful
thanks to support from many sources…
      The Youth Rally Staff
•   Program Director
                        • Counselors
                         • Similar medical conditions
•   Medical Director     • Many are former campers
•   CIT Directors

•   Mentors

•   WOC(ET) Nurses

•   Special Counselor

•   Registrar

•   Photographer

•   Transportation
2011 YRC Board of Directors




                      Not Pictured:
                      Bonnie McElroy
July 11th – 16th
        The 2011 Youth Rally
         Marks Our 33rd Year

                     • 126 Campers
                     • 17 Nurses
                     • 55 Counselors/Administration
                     • 20 Counselors-in-Training



Campers came from 35 States (including Hawaii),
the Province of Québec, and the United Kingdom
and more each day thereafter.
A Full-day Counselor and Staff
Orientation on Sunday…
• Continuing Education
  • Policy & Procedure
  • Medical Information
  • Working with children

• Program Information
  • Theme integration

• Set up
  • Supplies
  • Offices
  • Rooms & Lounges
  • Crafts

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Monday – Camper Arrival Day --
• Campers Arrive by Air & Car
• Get Settled into Dorm Rooms
• Yearbook Portrait
• Hand In or Make Door Signs
• Meet Individually with Rally Nurse
• Free Time To Get Acquainted
• Camper Orientation
• Campus Rules
Camper Arrivals…
Opening Night Theme was “Survivor”
Rally Tuesday --

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Rally Wednesday --
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Group Discussions by Diagnosis

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“Great Comebacks”
Rally Thursday --
  Morning:
  Talent and Fashion Show

   Afternoon/Evening:
    Field Trip to
    San Diego’s
    Mission Beach

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Rally Friday --
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Saturday -- Departures
        Until Next Year!
      Feedback is
      Important…
The Youth Rally staff is continually
   updating our programs and
 approach so that we can remain
  responsive to Camper needs
Feedback comes
in many ways…
Excerpted Facebook Comment
from a new Camper…
More Camper Comments…
Feedback about how we stay in touch
during Rally…
Youth Rally 2012 will be
in Boulder, Colorado…
                  University of
                   Colorado
                       at
                    Boulder
                   July 9th –
                     14th
                     2012
  How You Can Help…
• Send your child
• Tell others about Youth Rally
• Sponsor an individual camper
• Direct donation --

  • Mail a check:      Youth Rally Committee
                       424 Bradford Avenue
                       Westmont, NJ 08180

  • Website PayPal: www.rally4youth.org

  • Facebook Cause:
    http://apps.facebook.com/causes/12255?m=0a5478f4&recruiter_id=4
    771532
Our Web Address
On behalf of Campers,
Counselors & Nurses
Questions?

				
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