Week of PRIDE - May 24-30, 2015

Week of PRIDE
We have had some questions concerning Week of PRIDE, 2 questions most notably:
What if we have an event going on the week before OR the week after Week of PRIDE?
Answer: although Week of PRIDE was acknowledged by the Governor's office as May 24-30, 2015, if your PRIDE group already has pre planned events that will take place just before or just after Week of PRIDE, if your PRIDE group wishes to use these events to count toward Week of PRIDE - feel free to do so!
Does this have to be a big event?
Answer: No. This can be as simple as a community clean up/fix up. As this is the first year and it has been short notice we are not asking for large scale projects, that is unless you have them already planned or have pre planned events you wish to count. Not only that, don't forget to get youth involved in any way you can - such as a coloring contest, an essay of what they love about their community, youth community photo contest (these are examples suggested by PRIDE communities since last week). Just don't forget, if you have any youth featured in pictures that you wish to submit, please send a photo release form, which can be found on our Community Events Page.
Do not forget to send pictures (to PRIDE@ksu.edu) and fill out your community Week of PRIDE report so we can collect your impact!
CLICK HERE to fill out the survey.
Thank you for all that you do for Kansas
Looking for funding for your projects? Some communities are considering Kanstarter! Wilson is raising money for their Opera House, and Burdett PRIDE is raising funds for their miniature golf course! Minimum donations start at $1 - and as we all know, every dollar counts! Have a Kanstarter page? Let us know and we will put it on our Facebook and more!
Up for a Community Visit?
Would your community like to have a visit to catch up or visit with Jaime Menon? With her new job responsibilities she hopes to be able to visit as many communities as she can in 2014. If you are interested, please email Jaime at PRIDE@ksu.edu.
Building Better Communities
The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.
Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work.
Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.