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The 2018 Servant Leadership Academy in Kazakhstan

For the first time, Co-Serve will hold its annual Servant Leadership Academy in Kazakhstan, helping 15 students from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan to experience real-life examples of servant leadership.

About the 2018 Servant Leadership Academy

Co-Serve's Servant Leadership Academy (or "Academy") helps students experience and participate in real-life communities of servant leadership.  The Academy program has been operating each summer since 2007, but this year, for the first time, Co-Serve will be operating the Academy in Oskemen, Kazakhstan in partnership with the Kazakh-American Free University.  This is significant, as it demonstrates that good examples of servant leadership are emerging in Kazakhstan. Some of these examples include our own servant leadership program graduates who are now leading their own businesses and organizations.

Kazakhstan, interestingly, also has the advantage of being accessible. Over the last few years, our students have struggled to attend the Academy due to visa issues and travel costs. We believe holding the Academy in Kazakhstan will help to solve some of these issues. We are currently expecting that our 2018 Academy will be at maximum capacity - with at least 15 students and 6 staff involved from Afghanistan, Ukraine, the USA and, of course, Kazakhstan.

The 2018 Academy will be held from May 21 - June 4, 2018 and bring together at least 15  students from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan along with 6 Co-Serve staff.  The Academy provides a safe, interactive community for participants where they can consider together what they are learning through group activities and a number of carefully selected visits to communities of servant leadership.  A goal of the Academy is to help each participant consider their own purpose in life.  Your support and sponsorship is helping us to impact their lives as they experience more about the truth of servant leadership.

Make Your Donation as an Academy Sponsor

The 2018 Servant Leadership Academy in Kazakhstan represents a very real opportunity to invest in the lives of young people who are poised to be future leaders in their country.  In addition to support from Co-Serve's Board of Directors, the students themselves, and the Kazakh-American Free University, we still need to raise $500 per student (or a total of $7,500) to help operate our Academy this summer. Co-Serve is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to consider sponsoring the Academy with:

 A FULL SPONSORSHIP of $500, a HALF SPONSORSHIP of $250, or a PARTIAL SPONSORSHIP of $25, $50 or $100.

To sponsor the Academy, you can make a donation now, using your credit card or PayPal account, by clicking on the "Donate" button below.  Using this button, your donation will be automatically designated as a sponsor of the 2018 Academy.  We will contact you by e-mail to confirm your donation.

Or, you can sponsor the 2018 Academy by mailing a check, payable to "Co-Serve International," to:

Co-Serve International
P.O. Box 2099
Sandy, OR  97055

Include a short note with your check, indicating "Academy sponsor."  Receipts for all check donations will be mailed to you promptly, confirming your donation as an Academy sponsor.

The Marshall Christensen Foundation DBA Co-Serve International, with federal tax identification #93-1230131, is a tax exempt non-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; it is also classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(2) of the Code.  All donations to Co-Serve International as an Academy sponsor are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.

Please help us meet our goal to sponsor and fund the 2018 Academy, investing in 15 young leaders from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.  Thanks to our sponsors, we have now raised $810 towards the $7,500 we need.

Iuliia Bystrytska

Veronica McKay

Stanley Wong

Lynne McNamee