More than the summer ride
Over time, Texas 4000 has become much more than just a bike ride. It became a leadership development program for young people. They are developing strong interpersonal and leadership skills during the 18 months of training, planning and coordinating the ride.
This fall, after their ‘onboarding’ semester, the 2020 team learned about Texas 4000 and our eight foundational leadership skills, elected leadership, including Ride Directors and committee chairs, received training on ‘Courageous Conversations’, and also received Human Resources training on conducting performance reviews and keeping their peers accountable. Texas 4000 has kept alumni involved by offering them opportunities to help with recruiting and cycling skills clinics. Leadership and development training continues even after the ride.
We are proud to count nearly 900 women and men among our alumni family – all of them young leaders who planned logistics of the routes, raised at least $4500, volunteered, and still carried a full load of college classes. Texas 4000 develops the next generation of philanthropic leaders, who make a difference in whatever career path they choose.
Their fundraising is meaningful, because the money raised and granted out is only one part of our mission. These students bring hope and cancer awareness knowledge across the continent, often to people in underserved communities.
We are just getting started developing and training the next generation of compassionate leaders in the fight against cancer. Your continued investment with us will help ensure tomorrow’s leaders will be mobilized to work on issues they are passionate about and have the knowledge and skill sets to be effective changemakers.
Will you join us this holiday season to continue to grow the leaders of tomorrow by supporting Texas 4000? Donate HERE.