By Riya Chinni
Carmel YoungLife will host a banquet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Carmel High School’s Freshman Center cafeteria to promote the organization in the Carmel community.
The banquet is free and open to the public. It will include speakers from the YoungLife program, a dessert bar and coffee catered by A Cup Above Coffee Catering.
YoungLife committee member Beth King, who helped organize the event, said it will serve as an informational night for Carmel parents and middle school and high school students considering the program. It will also serve as a fundraiser since attendees can make donations during the banquet.
“The goal (of the banquet) is just to share what YoungLife is as an organization and what they do for the kids in our community,” King said.
YoungLife is a faith-based nonprofit that aims to build relationships between students and adult leaders, who encourage and support them through their teen years. It organizes small- and large-group activities such as games, music and bonfires.
“The money that is made basically will help continue the programs that are in place for the high schoolers and for the middle schoolers because it costs money to do what they do,” King said.
She said the main purpose of the banquet is to encourage students to try YoungLife.
“There’s a lot of kids in the community who don’t go to church with their families, and that’s fine, but this is a fabulous outlet for them to experience a Christian environment and see if it’s something that they’re interested in where they can gain something from it,” King said.
Learn more and register at carmel.younglife.org.