Youth pastors, learn more & register your group.
You know what else is stupid…Hurricanes.
Because of Hurricane Matthew, we are focusing all of our Stupid Poverty fundraising on relief to 410 Bridge communities in Haiti.
Stupid Poverty Challenge:
a movement for high school and middle school students to help break the cycle of poverty with a focus of providing relief in Haiti, post Hurricane Matthew.
What if there’s more
to poverty than we realize?
How do YOU define poverty? Most students define poverty as a lack of material stuff. But if you asked someone living in poverty, they’d talk more about shame, inferiority, and helplessness. That’s why The 410 Bridge model is all about reconciliation & empowerment.
The 410 bridge Community Model
In every 410 Bridge community, local leaders — primarily pastors — lead the effort.
A formal assessment process helps the community focus on their strengths, not their needs.
After assessing a community’s needs, the Leadership Council prioritizes the areas of development they believe need the most attention, and makes an action plan.
The leaders, through the local Church, mobilize and unify their community around a development plan.
Approximately 50-95% of the 13,000 homes and 11 schools in 410 Bridge southern coastal communities were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
Your group can make a difference. 100% of the funds you raise will be used to support programs in 410 Bridge communities and help provide relief for our Haitian communities that were affected by the hurricane.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program will run in January 2017 and culminate with a Stupid Bowl Party on February 5th. It is hosted by The 410 Bridge a Christ-centered, community-initiated development organization working in 45+ communities around the world. Learn more at 410Bridge.org.
After you register, we’ll send you a starter kit and discipleship curriculum for your January meetings. Our desire is to teach students that there is a better way to engage the poor.
For every $100 your students raise in January, we’ll send you a roll of Stupid Poverty Toilet Paper so they can go crazy (with permission of course) at your Stupid Bowl Party on February 5.
Look, you’re going to have a Super Bowl party anyway, right? If not, now you can. Either way, you can have something to celebrate at halftime that focuses your students on something other than wardrobe malfunctions and those awkward commercials.