Category Archive for: General

Purposeful Fundraising

With the start of the year many organizations start looking at their fundraising goals and ideas for the upcoming year. American Youth believes in the P.O.W.E.R. system; Purposeful, Organized, Well Informed, Executed, and Rewarding.  Combining these elements makes for a more efficient fundraiser, making it easier, more impactful, and a lot more fun for those…

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From PeeWee Football to the Super Bowl

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl Winners.  With the hype of the year’s biggest sports game behind us, let’s reflect on how they got there. Many of us have young athletes with dreams of winning the super bowl, the NBA finals, the World Series, or maybe even competing in the Olympics.  Many of…

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Top 5 must do’s in fundraising

Top 5 must do’s in fundraising 1-      Create a purpose- without purpose you will lose direction.  Have a meeting with your team and identify your objectives.  Keep the goal in mind throughout the process.  Even though htis article is specifically work related, let’s face it- coordinating any sort of fundraising event is just that WORK! …

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Holiday Travel

For those of you facing holiday traveling, here is a little cheer for you.

Merry Christmas

The American Youth Services Family wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Happy Holidays from the AYS Family.

Christmas Thought

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” — Erma Bombeck   Never loose the wonder of Christmas. —Much love the AYS Family!

There is a Santa

This amazing video shows, that there is a Santa.  Do you believe? Video and story can be found at

Organization Tip

It is hard to be organized if you have no idea where to start.  We suggest you start with the simple things.  Organize your calendar, color code if necessary!  Many phones now have the ability to keep your calendar for you.  If you have a family that keeps a crazy schedule, think about using a…

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Word of the Week; Family

As it is the season we surround ourselves with family and friends, we thought it would be great to define family. According to Miriam Webster; a group of people who are related to each other;  a person’s children; a group of related people including people who lived in the past We feel Family is a…

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