Friday, January 29, 2010

Educate's! "Annual Ball" For the Future of Uganda with special musical guest FACE, Feb. 6

Saturday, February 6th
Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, Boulder, Colorado

Educate!, a Uganda and Boulder-based organization, will hold their Annual Ball to raise money for students in Africa. The money raised from the Ball will go directly to empower Educate!¹s 830 Scholars in Uganda to transform their communities.

The Ball is for all ages with dancing, live music by the nationally-recognized Boulder-based band FACE, a great silent auction and speech scheduled by Congressman Jared Polis. Also enjoy wine from Superior Liquor, beer tastings from Asher Brewery (Colorado's 1st all organic brewery) and food provided by Whole Foods, Bay Window Catering and BJ's Pizza Grill and Brewery. Besides being a wonderful time, the Ball is a benefit event to empower youth across Uganda to transform their communities by addressing poverty, disease, hunger and ignorance.

The event will be held at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, February 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ball goes until 11 p.m.


7-7:45 - Educate! presentation with co-founder, Eric Glustrom, Educate! staff, and Congressman Jared Polis
8-845 - FACE performance
915-945 FACE performance

VISUALS: Colorado Educate! supporters socializing, learning about Educate! and working to create a better future for students in Uganda; dancing and performance by FACE.


Educate!, founded in 2002, empowers students across Uganda to drive the social, political and economic development of their communities. We teach a two-year curriculum on how to lead social change, provide long term mentoring, and create a life-long, national network that equips students with the skills and confidence necessary to transform their communities. Educate! students create locally-grown, market based initiatives that solve the challenges of poverty, disease, and environmental degradation. Today, Educate! is empowering 830 young leaders at 24 high schools across Uganda and has impacted over 10,000 people. A recent winner of the Champions of Quality Education in Africa competition, a collaboration between Ashoka¹s Changemakers and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Educate! was also recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of 100 Brilliant Companies in 2009, by DoSomething as an organization started by one of America's top five change-makers under 25 and by the Echoing Green fellowship, recognizing the highest potential startup social change ventures worldwide.


• Visit the Educate! website
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• View the Educate! Flickr Stream

Educate! Scholars at Mbale High School hold seedlings that they will be planting at their school compound.

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