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Media Advisory: Press Conference Tomorrow

Walkabout Friends,

Our press conference is tomorrow (details and official release below). We need a large show of force of alumni, parents, friends, teachers and other supporters. The press will be there and every one of you that shows up to support this cause will be another reason for them to run this important story.

Please try to make it to Grand Prix tomorrow by 10am. Please email if you can make it.

See you tomorrow,

The WEF Team

Media Advisory


Ken Conte


Walkabout Education Foundation Will Host a Press Conference

Thursday, June 27th at NY Grand Prix in Mt. Kisco

WEF chairman, alumni and supporters will share details about

 the Walkabout Program’s Future and how the WEF can help

June 26, 2013, Katonah, NY – the Walkabout Education Foundation (WEF), a non-profit with the mission of advocating and expanding challenge-oriented experiential learning programs through funding and awareness will host a press conference on Thursday, June 27th at Grand Prix N.Y. in Mt. Kisco. WEF Chairman Ben Wild will make a short presentation about the organization, its goals, the impact it has had on the Walkabout community to date, and the danger of not funding the Walkabout Program in the future. Wild’s presentation will be followed by several Walkabout Alumni, local educators and supporters sharing stories about how the Walkabout program affected their lives, and will finish with a short Q&A session. Members of the media and community are invited.

Event: Walkabout Education Foundation press conference

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Grand Prix New York 333 North Bedford Rd. Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Speakers: Walkabout Education Chairman Ben Wild, Local Educators, Alumni

WEF’s overall goal is to give back to the Walkabout community that has changed so many lives over its 36-year history. The WEF, founded just a few months ago by mostly Walkbout Program alumni, had the sole, initial goal of keeping the Walkabout Program open and thriving for years to come. That mission has grown into a supportive community dedicated to a much larger mission of continuing both the existing program, and supporting similar programs, which change young people’s lives through challenge-oriented experiential learning. This press conference will provide an update of WEF’s fundraising efforts to date, outline the plan of attack to save the existing Walkabout Program, solve the ongoing funding problem, and identify other similar programs that need support.

About the Walkabout Education Foundation

The Walkabout Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate and expand challenge-oriented, experiential education programs. This time-tested approach to education provides students with a sense of self-confidence, community, life skills and core values at a critical and transformative time of life. We are a network of alumni, parents, educators and supporting foundations who believe that these programs empower individuals to dramatically improve themselves and the world around them.