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If you are looking for great places to eat, community events, business connections and recreational activities around Madison, WI, then you have come to the right place! The I Love Madison Show wants to help you connect to all of the great people and places this city has to offer. On today’s episode, Chris Sorenson highlights an amazing foundation that is working tirelessly to support the adoption of older orphans from Europe, Chris Reese interviews Nick Lenzendorf, a Madison local who recently moved from the Chicago area, and Neil Mathweg hosts featured guest Cathy Yerges to talk about the Madison LinkedIn Success Group, a local meetup that gathers at the Madison Dream Bank!
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The I Love Madison Show Vlog has just launched, so make you jump over to YouTube to watch, like and share! The Vlog is designed to highlight the culture in Madison, including the music scene, amazing places to visit, and a new segment called the I Love Madison Chef show! This segment will highlight local chefs and their stories, plus the history of many of Madison’s most popular food spots.
Chris Sorenson hosts the “Mission of the Week” segment, with Dan Spansy and the Before16 Foundation
There are an estimated 153 million orphans in the world today. Many of these orphans live in orphanages or with foster families, though some of the most unfortunate already live on the streets. In many countries, the orphans who live within the social infrastructure will “age out” at only 16 years old. While still being in adolescence, they are then treated as adults and exposed to numerous sources of manipulation and exploitation. The numbers tell a tragic story of what happens when these kids hit the street.
10-15% commit suicide within the first 2 years of aging out of the system. With a lack of resources, care, and support, these children are overwhelmed by their tragic circumstances.
60% of the girls become prostitutes. Falling prey to the world of prostitution is a prevalent consequence due to the lack of basic needs and the manipulation of older men looking to take advantage of the innocence of these young girls.
70% of the boys turn to a life of crime, often involving drug abuse. Without the love and protection of a family, or continuing education and hopes for a brighter future, many boys have their morality conformed to the hardened reality of substance abuse and criminal activity.
Before16 was started to help provide care for these orphaned children and to hopefully find them a “forever family” by building awareness, connecting potential families with children in need, and advocating adoption. The foundation specializes in connecting host families with orphaned children in Eastern Europe. Currently, they are helping to host 9 children over holiday season in the Madison area. In the summer, they hope to grow that number. If you want to support this mission and make a difference in as many families as you can, check out before16.orgIf you want to help advocate for adoption and make a difference in as many families as you can, check out before16.org @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON #Adoption Click To Tweet
Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Nick Lenzendorf
After living in the Chicago area for a number of years, Nick Lensendorph decided it was time to head back to Madison! He loves that fact that the city feels big, but does not have the traffic congestion like Chicago. After moving back, Nick said it was easy to connect to people, even just walking down the street. The community is a friendly one, and people are more than willing to stop and chat, recommend a place to eat, etc. Nick says if you are looking for a way to spend an afternoon, be sure to check out the farmer’s market or any of the numerous outdoor concerts that take place during the summer!
Cathy Yerges joins Neil Mathweg to talk about the Madison LinkedIn success group
Cathy Yerges is a LinkedIn Trainer & Consultant for B2B Professionals, the Director of Client Services at RevGrow, and an awesome homeschool mom! Cathy also hosts the LinkedIn Success Group each month at the Dream Bank. This meetup features an open forum Q&A session about using LinkedIn for Business Development. You can network with others looking to connect and share your story. Cathy will facilitate the discussion and offer actionable tips for engaging with your audience on LinkedIn.Cathy Yerges hosts the LinkedIn Success Group each month at the #DreamBank in #Madison. This #meetup features an open forum Q&A session about using LinkedIn for Business Development. @NeilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON #LinkedIn #B2B Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode[2:00] The ILM vlog is up! [3:38] The Game Of Magnets will be selecting the first winner soon! [5:00] Chris Sorenson hosts the “Mission of the Week” segment [21:00] Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment [27:45] The amazing ILM sponsors [28:30] Cathy Yerges joins Neil Mathweg to talk about the Madison LinkedIn success group
Resources & People Mentioned
- The Dream Bank
- Cathy Yerges
- Text the word “ILoveMadison” to 44222 and get all the updates from I Love Madison!
This Episode’s Sponsors:
- Chris Reese of American Family Insurance
- Abbey Wentland of Fairway MortgageCopyright 2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4750 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718, 1-877-699-0353. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. All rights reserved.
- Kelly Roettger of UniKern Studio
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