because I said I would:
Right now is a very exciting and pivotal time for our chapter program. In two of our five chapter cities, we are hitting our one-year anniversary, and are incredibly proud of the impact they are all having in such a short period of time.
Our chapter members keep promises to help people in need and work to become better citizens through personal development in support of the because I said I would mission.
So far, our focus has been on starting local chapters for adults. Why start there? We believe this has positioned us to better support the establishment of youth clubs in middle schools, high schools and colleges in 2018. Students clubs often need a strong network of adults to act as role models, mentors and chaperones for volunteering in the community. Additionally, adult chapters can provide a link for students to possible fundraising opportunities.
Over the next few months, our headquarter’s team is working diligently to make sure we have the right programming and support systems in place for our members and Chapter Leaders to properly position us to start new chapters.
We know that Promise Cards are not enough. We are focused on creating a structured and repeatable program that can help people in need across the United States. Long term, our vision is to develop a model that also allows us to open chapters internationally in the not-so-distant future. The because I said I would book will be released in 2018 and we believe it will support these hopes.
If you’re interested in learning more about our chapter program, or supporting the growth of the program through donations, please check out our website for more information at http://becauseisaidiwould.com/chapters.
because I said I would.
Vice President of Chapters