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Sunday December 8, 2024

WHY Illumi-NITE?

The holiday season can be very overwhelming for people facing adversity. Michael Currin’s family knew this all too well going into their first Christmas season without him. One night, the Currin family came out to see their house and entire neighborhood lined with the beautiful lights of luminaries. It was this simple act of kindness that gave them hope to KEEP GOING. Inspired by this community demonstration of light and love, the Illumi-NITE program was launched in December of 2022.

KEEP GOING 25 believes that serving others is the foundation of a life of purpose.  Illumi-NITE is a service learning opportunity to help youth gain invaluable experience and foster compassion, empathy, and teamwork through action. 

 

Get your service hours through Illumi-NITE!

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WHAT?

Illumi-NITE is a service-learning program funded by KEEP GOING 25 for students and young adults ages 10 - 25. This program supports our mission to inspire youth to LEAD. LOVE. and SERVE. The focus of  

Illumi-NITE, is for youth-based teams, clubs, groups, families or schools to put love into action by placing pop-up luminary displays at the homes of people in their community that are facing adversity. One goal of

Illumi-NITE is to encourage students to step up in leadership by forming KEEP GOING 25 teams that collaborate and execute this service project.

 

The first Illumi-NITE involved 80 students sharing encouragement with 25 recipients and increased the following year to 300 students and 125 recipients. KEEP GOING 25 is a growing community of volunteers, friends, and youth on a mission to inspire youth to LEAD, LOVE, and SERVE.

WHO?

Youth-based teams, clubs, groups, families, or schools (ages 10-25).

WHEN?

Illumi-NITE will take place on
Sunday, December 8, 2024.

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HOW IT WORKS?

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REGISTER

Register to request your free Illumi-NITE Kit(s).

Deadline:

October 15, 2024

Limited number of Illumi-NITE kits available (First come, first serve).

ORGANIZE

Once you have received your approval email, create your youth-based KEEP GOING 25 Team (teams, clubs, groups, families, or schools ages 10-25). 

 

Sign and submit the Commitment & Liability form.

THE LESSON

Prepare and implement the Illumi-NITE lesson.

​​Pick up Kit(s) the 1st week of November.

 

Kits are fully funded by KEEP GOING 25 and include all materials needed to participate in Illumi-NITE. Some assembly required.

Participate in Illumi-NITE on December 8, 2024

REFLECTION

Submit photos and reflection survey after completion of the project.

Video Message from our Founder, Callie Currin-Carroll.

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LEAD. LOVE. SERVE. KEEP GOING.

YOUTH MAKING AN IMPACT:

All Saints, Archbishop Carroll, DePaul Cristo Rey, Elder, LaSalle, Moeller, Mount Notre Dame, Seton, St. Xavier, Ursuline, and St. Ursula.

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FAQs & INFO

Here are some FAQs & info about Illumi-NITE

TESTIMONIALS

“Absolute goosebumps.  Walked outside to this beautiful surprise from the Currin-Carroll Family and the Keep Going 25 Project tonight.  Michael continues to make an impact in the lives of so many. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!”

- FAMILY RECIPIENT

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 ”Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We were so touched to see the luminaries outside of our house.  We miss Charlie every day, but holidays are especially hard.  It is so beautiful to know that people are remembering Charlie and praying us through the hard days.  There is incredible hope in seeing the light break through the darkness! Thank you. We will remember to KEEP GOING.”

- FAMILY RECIPIENT

 “Thank you so much for thinking of our family in your “Keep Going 25” school project.  You have no idea how much this very thoughtful gesture meant to my whole family.  The luminaries were absolutely beautiful! What really touched us was all of your signatures on the back of the sign encouraging us to “keep going”.   The support and love you bestowed upon our family at Christmas time truly does encourage us to “keep going”.”  We look forward to paying it forward next year.” 

- FAMILY RECIPIENT

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