September 19, 2011

Beacons goes GOPHERS!

Before fall session we had the opportunity to take some lucky young people attend the University of MN Gopher Football game! YMCA Beacon sites Nelly Stone Johnson, Anne Sullivan/ Anishinabe, and Sheridan visited the U of MN (Twin Cities) YMCA. All the young people got chance to meet Minnesota YMCA President and CEO Harold Mezile, Beacons Network Director Jenny Collins, TurningProCareers President and CEO Robert Velasco, Firefighter Captain Derek and numerous inspirational adults. The youths were excited to meet all these amazing adults who came from all over the United States to make this happen.
After fun ice breakers, the young people had the chance to "speed network" during their yummy lunch. During the end of the interview, all the youths were given a mathemathematical question to answer, and in exchange for their answer they recieved a gift from Rob, and got a Gopehers t-shirt to show their spirit. Pumped and ready to go, everyone helped cleaned.
Some fun with the fraternities and sororities.
Going into the crowd with almost 50,000 attendees!

The marching band and cherleaders entertained us with the opening.

Enjoying the game and rooting for the GOPHERS!
Out to get some refreshments.

Back at the University YMCA and ready to go home.