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  • 26 Jun 2015 12:02 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to the Austin area media for your coverage of this historic community milestone.


    Fox7:

    TWC News:

    KXAN:


    On June 25, 2015, Austin Sunshine Camps and the Young Men’s Business League marked the completion of their $3.5 million capital campaign and the culmination of a lot of hard work and generosity from many dedicated individuals, organizations, and area businesses including IE2 Construction Inc., Furnishing Dreams, IKEA Round Rock, Mabee Foundation, Nelson Puett Foundation, and the YMBL Sunshine Foundation.


    The new facility increases capacity by 50% by expanding the number of camper bunk rooms from 8 to 12, thus allowing the programs to serve over 1,000 Austin area youth at no cost to them or their families. The new facility also includes a computer lab, library, multiple programming rooms, an expanded kitchen, and office space for the staff. The previous facility, built in 1932, was last renovated in the 1970s.

     

  • 13 May 2015 3:27 PM | Anonymous
    Enjoy this audio recording from our May 2015 luncheon, featuring guest speaker Shawn Bose, CEO / Co-Founder of Deily.org.



  • 02 Mar 2015 2:02 PM | Anonymous
    YMBL's March Membership Drive
    Today through Tuesday, March 31st (midnight)

    Today kicks off YMBL's March Membership Drive! This is an opportunity for you to reach out and encourage that friend, family member, or co-worker you feel would be a great fit for YMBL to join. Every referral you make resulting in a membership this month (i.e. DUES PAID) enters your name into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to No Va Kitchen on Rainey Street.

    YMBL is only as strong as its membership, so I hope each of you will refer quality gentlemen who could have a mutually beneficial relationship with us. The best way to refer a prospect is by filling out our online Refer-a-Friend form or by emailing the candidate and copying Chris Miller (cmbaylor2007@gmail.com). We'll take it from there!

    Best,
    A.J. Bingham, VP of Membership
    Chris Miller, Chair of Recruiting


  • 14 Jan 2015 5:36 PM | Anonymous

    Enjoy this audio recording from our first luncheon of 2015, featuring guest speaker Dan Graham, CEO of BuildASign.


  • 03 Dec 2014 3:18 AM | Anonymous
    All information in the summary references campers who attended unless otherwise specified. In 2014 we served 495 campers at the Lake Travis facility.

    We had 1080 campers make an enrollment request – their parents either sent in a paper application or completed the initial registration request online. We received completed applications from 607 parents. There were 70 no-shows and 38 withdrawals/cancellations.

    Thirty percent of campers this year came from households with income less than $14,999 per year, and 46% of campers were receiving food stamps.

    Hispanics/Latinos were the largest ethnicity group, at 45%, with African-Americans and Whites making up 33% and 15% respectively.

    Boys made up 53% of campers this year, while girls made up 47%. The most popular age group was the 8-9 year old boys, while the least popular was 12-13 year old girls.

    Word of mouth was the most popular form of advertising, with 114 applicants saying that’s how they heard of us.

    Geographically, the East Riverside area was the most popular source for campers, sending 35. Pflugerville was second, sending 28, and the Rundberg area, South Manchaca area, and East Austin round out the top 5, sending 27 each.


  • 17 Oct 2014 12:30 PM | AJ Bingham

    Daniel G. Carl


    Congratulations to Daniel Carl on joining BSA LifeStructures’ Austin office as director of engineering services! In this role he will support business development and engineering for projects in the healing, discovery and learning markets. 


    A licensed professional engineer in Texas, LEED AP and energy manager certified, Daniel lent his expertise to YMBL and the Austin Sunshine Camps in obtaining the necessary permits for the Zilker Lodge (currently under construction).

  • 09 Jun 2014 11:39 AM | Anonymous
    We've got a full house at the Travis Camp, with roughly 70 campers signed up for this week's summer camp. All the YMBL members and their assigned campers to pick up are excited to get out there! Thanks to Jenny, Julie, Derek and Molly for being so prepared for such a big undertaking. And welcome to 2014's summer camp staff! More photo to come.

  • 04 Jun 2014 3:42 PM | AJ Bingham
    Please be a part of YMBL history and join us as we celebrate the groundbreaking of what will be our new Zilker Camp facility. 
    Day and Time: Thursday, June 26th (9am-10am).
    Location: Zilker Park (2225 Andrew Zilker Rd., Austin, TX 78767)

    RSVP to Carol at: carol@sunshinecamps.org
  • 02 Jun 2014 3:37 PM | AJ Bingham
    Ridesharing company Lyft launched services on in Austin on May 29th. In an agreement with YMBL, Lyft agreed to match driver earnings, up to $2000, from Thursday May 29th until Sunday June 1st and donate them to Austin Sunshine Camps.
  • 30 Apr 2014 5:39 PM | Anonymous
    Meet YMBL's member of the month -- Derin Stewart
    Derin serves as a YMBL ambassador and also served on the 2014 Sunshine Run Committee. He was named member of the month due to his considerable efforts in coordinating registration for the Sunshine Run. According to Lance Parisher, Sunshine Run Co-Chair, "I have never had one [event] registration go as smoothly... and that was all because of Derin." 

    Derin is the founder and CEO of Dverse Solutions, LLC, an employment firm working with the disabled community. Learn more at: http:// www.dversesolutions.com/


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