Education makes the difference. It determines participation and a fulfilled life, prospects and development opportunities. It opens doors and is a basic prerequisite for respectful cooperation. We are convinced that the issue of education for children and young people cannot be given enough space. That is why we are dedicating our second annual donation to this cause. When selecting the organization, we took great care to ensure that as many children as possible in our region would benefit from our donation. So who would be a better choice than the Ulm-based umbrella organization of youth associations, youth groups and youth initiatives?
The Stadtjugendring Ulm e.V. represents the interests and needs of all growing Ulm citizens and reflects the diversity of a colorful youth and society in our city. The independent association forms a strong network of currently 61 members with a total of 25,000 children and young people. Whether it's the Boy Scouts, the Green Youth or the Choir Association - the range of clubs and organizations represented here is enormous. The offerings of the Stadtjugendring are just as diverse: from vacation courses to school projects, from media education to music education, everything is included. The offers are extremely popular with the families of Ulm and are booked up accordingly quickly. To ensure that as many children as possible can benefit from them, a strong team of volunteers or part-time employees is needed, who put their heart and soul into their work and put together great projects.
We are very pleased that we can make a contribution with our donation of € 6,000 to support and honor this valuable work of the Stadtjugendring. Among other things, the money will go to the Reithalle Ulm, one of the first indoor skating facilities in southern Germany, where the young skaters of Ulm can really let off steam. So that the children and young people can be offered something here, new ramps or floors are needed regularly, so that our donation is more than in the right place here. The riding hall is one of many locations managed by the Stadtjugendring. In total, these are more than 8,500 m² of premises that are made available for youth work. It's a task that hasn't been made any easier by the energy crisis. "The donation came at exactly the right time," emphasizes the association's managing director, Achim Spannagel. "Our energy costs have doubled due to the energy crisis." So there are plenty of reasons to support the great commitment of the Stadtjugendring. Imitation absolutely desired.