Come to lunch, support the Games!

Youth Squared – Youth Helping Youth – is hosting “The Humanitarian Games” – a new kind of scavenger hunt that uses modern technology (smart phones) to encourage kids to take action promoting social good. This is a new take on an old game – one that we hope will appeal to families and kids. Participants will travel the community to do ‘good deeds’ and then, via electronic wizardry, will get their next ‘assignment’. It’ll be a challenge; it’ll be great fun!

What’s better? The good deed activities are all in support of area non-profit organizations.

To launch the Humanitarian Games, Youth Squared is hosting a luncheon fundraiser, “Karma Kickoff”, on Saturday, September 14, from 11-3 pm at the Harvest and Hearth Restaurant on County Rt. 67.  Harvest and Hearth’s famous wood fired artisan pizza and salads will be served. At the luncheon, Youth2 will give a presentation on its activities in the community and debut the theatrical work “Cycles of Kindness”. There will be other fun activities, a raffle, “do-goodie” bags and a “Table of Gratitude.” Adult tickets are $20 and youth (12 and under) are $12.  For ticket information, please call Beverly 518-281-9130.

Thanks to Saratoga Wire for helping develop the “Humanitarian Games”. Thanks to Stewart’s Shops, the Nordlys Foundation, and The Adirondack Trust Company for sponsoring the Games. And thanks also to the community organizations (including DVRC!) who have provided the service activities for the game participants!

Youth2 – Youth Helping Youth, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is a Field of Interest Fund formed under the guidance of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Check it out:!