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HOPE Gives the Heart Wings

June 1, 2021 at 8:21:44 PM

On April 9th, Arman’s family came together to celebrate his life by making birdhouses and hanging them along Arman’s Trail in Readington Township, NJ. This was the perfect way to honor Arman’s eagle spirit, which continues to inspire us every day and gives our hearts the wings to fly. While all of us respond to life’s tragedies differently, the ability to emerge with a greater sense of strength and new possibilities begins with HOPE. Thank you for joining our journey of HOPE and working with us to uplift the lives of at-risk youth so they can soar and achieve their dreams.

TECHSPARK CAREER PANEL BRINGS TOGETHER TECH ‘HIGH-FLIERS’! On May 12th, the Arman Roy Foundation partnered with United Community Corporation to host a free career panel for Newark high school students interested in technology. An inspiring group of successful tech professionals shared their personal career journeys, talked about the diversity of tech-related jobs, and offered insights into the skills and experiences required to build a tech career. After the event, dozens of students stayed on to meet the panelists and learn more. “We’re so excited to offer something different to the youth at West Side Park and the city of Newark,” UCC Director of Youth, Family & Senior Services Yucleidis Melendez said. “Many of our students are interested in tech careers. To come together with the Arman Roy Foundation and offer this opportunity to them is a blessing.” To learn more the panel and leaders who helped to make this an inspirational event, click here.

HOPE-IN-ONE GOLFERS TAKE SWINGS As in life, in the game of golf every shot counts and now hundreds of youth have a shot to soar high in life! With praise to all our volunteers, sponsors and 80 golfers, our Inaugural HOPE-IN-ONE Golf Classic at Watchung Valley Golf Club on Sunday, June 13th was a spectacular success! Together, we raised over $20k for the Volunteers of America (VOA) Bushwick Family Residence Tech Pods, which will provide a scholastic environment for over 90 school-age homeless children. On our score sheet, all our players took the top prize because of their commitment to change lives and carry forward Arman's beautiful legacy.

Learn more about our impact in the VOA-GNY press release and check out more great pictures in our event gallery here! And keep practicing your swings for next year’s event!

SAVE THE DATE - 3rd ANNUAL 5K RUN FOR HOPE! Planning is underway for our 3rd Annual 5k Run for Hope which will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021 and will be a hybrid event, blending the best of our in-person and remote events in the past! It’s going to be tough to beat last year’s participation, but we are up for the challenge and need your help!

Please save the date, and look out for registration and sponsorship information at the end of July. In the meantime, here’s some tips to start getting ready !!

Become our SPONSOR and Spark HOPE! We are grateful to all our 2021 sponsors who are sparking HOPE! There is still an opportunity to become a 5K Run for Hope sponsor, which will help us continue to launch meaningful programs in our community this year. Please click on this link to learn more: 2021 Sponsorship Package. Thank you to our 2021 SPONSORS!

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