Raising Hope for NYC Youth

A Benefit Event


Book Launch

May 17, 2018

Join us as we raise funds and hope for immigrant youth in NYC. This event will mark the launch of  "JOURNEYS," a unique collection of stories from many different perspectives. 


About the Event

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Manhattan Penthouse | 80 Fifth Ave. | 17th Floor | New York, NY 10011


Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction, and brief readings from "JOURNEYS," our collection of original immigrant stories.

Sneak peek of our silent auction line-up!

  • House seats to Hamilton
  • Field MVP Club tickets to a Yankees Game
  • 1-week stay in Punta Cana
  • VIP Tickets to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Brunch at Tribeca Grill
  • VIP Tickets to a NY Red Bull's MLS game

Business or festive attire.

We hope to see you there!

Explore sponsorship opportunities here:

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Book Project

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Fresh Youth Initiatives invites you to participate in “JOURNEYS,” a collection of stories about immigration and migration, past and present, as told by people from many different cultures and countries. People like YOU!

“JOURNEYS highlights rich and colorful anecdotes – fabled relatives and modern day heroes, sadness, joy, the unexpected, and above all, hope."

Purchase a page in "JOURNEYS," a unique opportunity to share your story, or honor or memorialize a loved one. Or, donate to support an FYI student or staff member.

  • Does your family heritage go back to a family member who arrived from a different country?
  • Did you yourself arrive here from a different country and culture?
  • Do you have a relative with a migration story to tell?


Sponsorship Levels



 Raising Hope for NYC Youth

Purchase space in the book to present your story, or to honor or memorialize a family member or loved one. You can also sponsor a page to honor an FYI student or staff member. 

Details Below


Silver @ $5,000

6 event tickets | Recognition on event materials | Two-Page Spread*

Bronze @ $2,500

4 event tickets | Full page story* 

Copper @ $1,000

2 event tickets | Half-page to honor a friend or family member* 


Host @ $25,000

12 tickets | Two-page Spread* | Logo on front cover | On Site Signage | Listing on FYI website for 1 year | Press Release

Platinum @ $15,000

10 tickets | Two-page Spread* | Logo on back cover | On Site Signage | Listing on FYI website | Press Release

Gold @ $10,000

8 event tickets | Recognition on event materials | Two-Page Spread* | Framed copy of story

Event Ticket @ $300

*We are no longer accepting any submissions for the book.

All contributions made to Fresh Youth Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax deductible.
For each ticket, $85 is not tax-deductible
FEIN: 13-3723207

Event Tickets & Sponsorships

Mail in a check to save the processing fee that comes with a credit/debit card

Send checks to the address below and indicate "Gala" in the memo line:
Fresh Youth Initiatives
505 West 171st Street
New York, NY 10032