Project Thunder Celebrates Succeeding in Serving Poughkeepsie's Youth with a “Summer Gatsby” themed Party for a Purpose

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Project Thunder, is a nonprofit organization which serves, underserved, at-risk youth with an after-school Homework & Academic Enrichment Center, announces its growth plan to serve more Poughkeepsie youth by hosting a Fundraiser that brings the community together to raise funds for the new center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Dance the night away under a tent near the beautiful Hudson River

Dance the night away under a tent near the beautiful Hudson River

“Project Thunder was created through a spirited desire to change the direction of underserved youths and their lack of viable resources to help put them on the path to success,” says Jeremy Stennett, Program and Development Director.

Despite Poughkeepsie being the scene of 7 shootings that have left 2 people dead and 5 injured this summer, Project Thunder announces it's growth plan to serve more youth. Project Thunder is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income, undeserved at-risk youth‎ through its after-school Homework & Academic Enrichment Center and other programs which directly combat the plague of gun violence.

This continuous plague of gun violence must be overrun with the light of success and achievement of our community’s youth, says Randall Johnson, founder of the organization. This summer the organization has renewed its vision to be Hope Creators for Poughkeepsie's youth for a better future. “Project Thunder was created through a spirited desire to change the direction of underserved youths and their lack of viable resources to help put them on the path to success,” says Jeremy Stennett, Program and Development Director. The organization firmly believes that rallying together as a community is the only solution to successfully fight the dangers that came with this summer’s rash of gun violence.

Project Thunder and the community will unite against gun violence as the organization hosts a Summer Gatsby fundraising event. Proceeds from the event will be used toward the expansion of academic enrichment services and its new program which includes a career and entrepreneurship center. We appreciate sponsors that include Ulster Saving as Bank, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Hudson Valley Tattoo Company, Stop & Shop & Hannaford Super Markets.

This formal evening on the waterfront, wine extravaganza, will be the event of the summer. Attire is casually elegant for all of our community's fashion forward residents. The menu includes an exciting taste of fresh summer cuisine, provided by the talented Chef Brandon Walker from the Food Network’s Rewrapped. What is a Hudson Valley wine event without wine provided by Benmarl Winery as the centerpiece of the event? Guests will be provided with their choice of a complementary bottle of red wine, white wine with every pair of tickets purchased.

Tickets for the event are $90 each, $50 of which is tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.projectThunder.org/events or give a call to 1-877-419-0502.

The event’s website reveals a line-up of live music, featuring a mix of Lite Jazz, Classic Blues, and R&B Soul provided by the talented Michael Torsone and Basecamp. Three hours of dancing, mingling, good food, and wine will begin at 7pm on Saturday, August 29th at the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse (270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie-Lots of free parking available). “With this exciting summertime event, the community celebrates and partners with Project Thunder in expanding its reach to at-risk school-aged students in the City of Poughkeepsie and aiding the opening of a new Homework and Academic Enrichment Career Center," says Jeremy Stennett, organizer of the event.

About Project Thunder. Project Thunder is an IRS registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization with a mission to mold under-served youth into successful citizens. Project Thunder strives to be a support system that instills academic excellence, through stimulating the desire to learn and teaching life skills. This is accomplished by merging the naturally creative minds of youth with opportunities to explore the many possibilities for their future. Learn more about the organization by visiting http://www.projectthunder.org.

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