Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Momentum TEENS Workshop Fundraising Event

A night of fun, food, entertainment, Chinese Auction and more for a worthy cause!
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Momentum Education 
131 West Main Street
(entrance on Smith St.)
Bayshore, NY 11706

I am writing on behalf of Momentum Education, a prominent organization acclaimed for providing life-changing workshops for adults since 2003.  
The curriculum at Momentum Education is proven effective and grounded in experiential learning techniques that ensure self-discovery and provide tools to success that are immediately applicable and long lasting.

There is also a component for today's youth:  
Momentum Teens for Leadership (MTFL),, a program designed to
empower teenagers to be responsible, cooperative and contributing leaders.

MTFL,  founded by Robin Lynn in 2009, provides workshops and ongoing programs designed for 13-17 olds to enhance communication and empower new discoveries and conversations of choice, responsibility, trust, cooperation, contribution, integrity, and team. 

Programs led by expert trainers provide practical tools and hands-on experiential learning to support teens in being responsible leaders in their families, schools, communities, and the world.   Participants leave MTFL with practical skills  that they can begin implementing in their lives immediately and with enjoyable memories to last a lifetime. 

We are organizing an event to raise funds for the next teens leadership workshop on Long Island in February 2013.  This will be the 3rd Teen Basic Workshop held on Long Island!
Your donation will bring us closer to our goal of $10,000.00.  Many businesses and community leaders are already on board as well as hundreds of individuals.  Our community is eager and excited to see this project succeed.  You can be a part of that excitement by supporting our youth with a donation. We would be happy to acknowledge your donation on our community board and at our numerous events.


On Saturday, January 5, 2012 we will host a Teens Leadership Scholarship Fund at the Momentum Education office located at 131 West Main Street, Bayshore, NY 11706.

Please join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment: Music by John Clancy, Natatia Allison, Comedy by Keith Godwin and company of Comedy to Go, and a Chinese auction as we raise funds for the Teen leaders of tomorrow.

Chinese Auction items include: 
A one week RCI vacation of your choice (airfare not included),
Fine Italian handbag (valued at $300), 
Gift certificate for Reiki Treatment (valued at $65),
Gift certificate for Stress Release Hypnosis session from Unleash Your Full Potential now (valued at $175),
Gift Certificate for a 1/2 hour massage from Sacred Wellness,
Gift Certificate to Willy Nilly (value $20.00),
Gift certificate for 2-1 hour Life Coaching Sessions from Life Flourish Coaching (Valued at $300),
Gift certificate to Salon Eden,
Floral arrangements,
Basket from Ace Hardware,
Tiffany Pen,
Basket from Specialty Lotions and Potions,
Trinkets from the Bayshore Bridal Suite,
Gift certificates (2) from Spa 85 of Bayshore for hair conditioning, hair cut and style and eye makeup demo,
Gift certificate from Teresa's Family Cleaning
and MORE!

I would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization for  funding support.  
If you have any questions regarding our organization, or the project itself, please feel free to visit our website at 

or contact the office at 631-665-0441. 
Sincerely yours,
Eugenia Elaine Karahalias
Momentum Education Graduate
Jacqueline Dennis
Momentum Education Graduate

Listed below are some of the recent  results of teens who have participated in the MTFL program:  

14 teens increased the amount of time they spent at home with family
4 teens improved communication with parents
7 teens spent more time with parents outside of the home 3 of which they have been estranged for over 4-5 years
6 created healthy friendships
3 increased household chore time by at least 3 hours per week

13 teens improved grades moving from under 79 average to 80 and above grade point averages in a 3 month time frame
4 teens became involved in school leadership programs
all 5 seniors applied to college 2 with early admission acceptance

Over 800 saved
3 teens found jobs
3 teens started writing a book
1 teen started a blog
2 teens wrote songs and performed in front of audience with 50 people or more present

14 teens increased their physical activity by atleast 3 hours per week
4 decreased weight by 10 lbs each
19 increased their daily water, vegetable and fruit intake

32 increased service hours by at least 6 hours per month
$400 donated to charities
over 6 bags of clothes and books donated to charities

    Excerpt from a mother's thank you letter to Momentum Teens: 

"...My son [Jacques] express to me before momentum, he felt like a self-centered selfish person and now after momentum he feel like a brand-new person. In the beginning the experience of momentum was moving, my son really didn't want to take part in attending the program. He felt that there was nothing to change about his self, He felt perfectly fine the way he was, but he found out he was wrong after attending momentum teens. He is a powerful, open, and committed leader; being disconnected cause him to be close with his thoughts and feeling, being lazy caused him not to accomplish his goals and being selfish caused him to be powerless. ...My experience now with Jacques is showing me how loving he is by hugging me and listen from a good place of understanding. Jaquin is expressing his feeling about how he feel inside without judge or withholding."