Bust out a burpee (or two, or ten, or twenty …) and help raise vital funds for disadvantaged young people this Youth Homelessness Matters Day on Wednesday, 18 April 2018!

The Burpees for BYS fundraising challenge began in 2017 when Dave Kramer (a.k.a. Dave the Trainer) put his body on the line in a personal challenge that would test even the fittest—completing 3,000 burpees in eight and a half hours! Through his 30 Day Fitness and Burpees for BYS challenges, Dave raised over $6,000 for Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) while bringing people’s attention to the issues faced by young people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Read more here.

This year Burpees for BYS is bringing the fitness community together to shine a light on the issue of youth homelessness—taking on the burpees challenge so that vulnerable young people have access to the services and support they need to navigate their own life challenges and thrive in the community.

“I believe, as a community, we can create a world where young people’s challenges are understood, where they are supported and empowered to live an inspiring life. Together, let’s take a stand against youth homelessness and show young people that we care.”  --  Dave

Burpees for BYS 2018 with Dave The Trainer

How can I get involved?

Participate:

Set yourself or your team the challenge to complete as many burpees as possible on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

Join Dave the Trainer and register yourself, a team, your gym, CrossFit box, studio, fitness group or workplace to take up the #BurpeesforBYS challenge and start fundraising today!

  You can decide how you’re going to do it. Some suggestions include:

  • Have one person/group continuously doing burpees, alternating the person/group at set time intervals
  • Have teams of people compete to do as many burpees in total as possible ... can you beat your rival team or gym?
  • Set yourself an individual challenge to complete as many burpees as you can in a set timeframe e.g. 30 minutes

The total number of burpees completed on the day (by all participants in your team or fitness organisation) will be your score. Share your tally on social media tagging @brisyouth and using the #burpeesforbys hashtag to validate your score. 

Support Dave the Trainer:

If burpees aren’t your thing, you can sponsor Dave the Trainer in his attempt to break his own 3,000 burpees in 8.5hrs. 

Donate:

Simply make a donation or sponsor a registered friend or team. 

By supporting Burpees for BYS and helping to raise vital funds, you can make a real difference in the lives of young people in need.

Every burpee makes a difference with every dollar raised going towards creating New Futures for Young People—helping homeless and at-risk youth and their accompanying children to find and maintain appropriate housing, address physical and mental health issues, establish successful relationships and support networks, and providing them with pathways to education and long-term employment.

Over the 2016-2017 financial year, we saw the rate of homelessness among young people accessing our services drop by 74% and the proportion of young people living in unstable, unsuitable or unaffordable accommodation reduced by 60%.

  • $100 provides a young person with access to peer social activities like cooking and art classes
  • $500 provides clothes and professional development or resume support to help a young person gain employment
  • $1,000 provides basic educational resources including computer equipment and uniforms to help a young person re-engage or remain in school
  • $2,000 provides household essentials for creating a home such as bedding and basic furniture and appliances for a young person or young family 

Please help us to raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness and spread the word about Burpees for BYS:

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Share this registration/donation link on social media and with your friends and family - http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/burpeesforbys2018

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS)

Brisbane Youth Service is a community organisation which has been operating in Brisbane since 1977. We assist homeless and disadvantaged young people to find and maintain appropriate housing; address physical & mental health issues; establish successful relationships and support networks; and provide them with pathways to education and employment.





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