Zoe for President: New Candidate Announces Her Run for Commander in Chief In 2064
The Y organizes Zoe for President, symbolizing the potential of all children
[SAVANNAH, GA] (May 26, 2016) Today YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and YMCA of Coastal Georgia launched Zoe for President, a campaign to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation’s Commander in Chief…in 2064. The campaign highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if they’re nurtured properly and supported along the way. Through Y initiatives like childcare, academic enrichment, mentorship, college prep, job training, and more, kids have the opportunities to succeed, grow, and one day, maybe even become president. The Y aims to impart the values of what it means to achieve—how hard work, determination, perseverance and character can drive someone to success beyond what they thought possible.
Like all candidates, Zoe has her own campaign website, ZoeForPresident.net (www.ZoeForPresident.net), where users can donate to her campaign, watch videos to learn her stance on issues and shop for swag. When users donate to Zoe’s campaign, they are donating to their local Y and supporting the programs and services that enable kids like Zoe to thrive from childhood through retirement.
“While Zoe for President is a breath of fresh air during a heated campaign cycle, every child— regardless of background—needs support and guidance to reach their full potential,” said Kevin Washington, president and CEO, YMCA of the USA. “Zoe’s campaign addresses actual issues that America’s communities are faced with each day like access to early childhood education, safe space, meal assistance, and the Y’s role in solving the challenges head on.”
Zoe for President is the second phase of the Y’s For a better us™ campaign, a multi-year, multi-faceted effort to engage more people with the Y and its mission as a nonprofit. Earlier this year, the Y launched two powerful television commercials, Places, and Idle Hands, each spotlighting a different problem communities in America face today. Both spots closed with the Y’s nonprofit work on the ground, engaging and enriching kids and families through safe spaces, mentorship, education, meal programs and more.
“The Y works to ensure all kids have the support they need to achieve their full potential,” said Rachel Meuser Bowman, Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Coastal Georgia. “We work here in Coastal Georgia to provide services addressing our most critical social issues such as water safety. More than 1,500 children learned to swim and built confidence around the water during our Safety Around Water program.”
Those interested in donating to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia can visit ZoeForPresident.net or call 912.354.5480.
About the YMCA of Coastal Georgia
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 161 years, and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen community through its three areas of focus; youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Coastal Georgia serves the communities of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn Counties through 9 branches; including the Pryme Tyme Before and After School program, operating in 55 elementary and middles schools throughout Coastal Georgia. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.