December 2, 2011
Banking on the Next “Generation”—the Future of America
Student Ryan McDonald receives the 2011 Future of America Leadership Award from Generation Joshua director Will Estrada.
We would like you to see two videos that were shown at the Future of America Banquet.
The first is a video message from GenJ alumnus, Tim Wesco, now an Indiana State Representative!
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The second is a compelling video by Grace and Daniel Tate, Generation Joshua members from Virginia.
Watch it now >>
By William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Generation Joshua
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Generation Joshua held its first annual Future of America Banquet at the Hilton hotel in beautiful Old Town Alexandria, just outside Washington, D.C.
Over 100 guests were in attendance, including Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (our keynote speaker), Bishop Harry Jackson, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, Focus on the Family’s Tim Goeglein, Liberty Institute’s Morton Blackwell, HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris, HSLDA President Mike Smith, and U.S. Representatives Tim Huelskamp (KS), Daniel Webster (FL), Randy Hultgren (IL), Tom McClintock (CA), Bill Flores (TX), and Frank Guinta (NH).
These well-known leaders believe in Generation Joshua. They know that Generation Joshua is making a difference in this nation.
Generation Joshua Student Ryan McDonald was presented with Generation Joshua’s Future of America Leadership Award for his work as a member of GenJ in advancing freedom and morality in the public square. Ryan’s acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the evening, garnering huge applause and appreciation from all in attendance. Many were impressed with this young man’s presence and eloquence. Ryan is a wonderful example of the students who are involved in Generation Joshua.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli inspired the audience with his message for why people of all ages must speak out to defend our Constitutional freedoms. He proclaimed to the audience that the future of America does indeed lie with the next generation, and that the work of Generation Joshua is a key influence in politics and culture.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was keynote speaker at Generation Joshua’s first Future of America banquet.
The goal of Generation Joshua is to cultivate youth to be leaders and to equip them to use their beliefs to influence the political process. All of our programs challenge youth to strengthen their beliefs and give them the opportunity to put their these beliefs into action. We know that not every person is called to enter the political arena, but every person should be a leader who is willing to stand up for what is right, wherever they are called to serve.
We Need You to Help Grow Generation Joshua
• If you know young people ages 11–19 who are not members of Generation Joshua, encourage them and their parents to find out more online. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 540-338-8608.
• Your financial support is vital to our success. We operate on a limited budget and need your generous financial support to help us reach more youth. Your gift of:
- $50 will help fund our educational distance learning program.
- $100 will allow us to grow our teen track conference programs held across the nation that include iElect, iAdvocate, and iAmend.
- $500 will help us increase the capacity of our popular iGovern Summer Leadership camps.
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It is because of you and your support that we are reaching thousands of young people like Ryan McDonald all across the nation with a message of godly servant-leadership.