Journey of Hope 2019

Participant Center

Welcome to the 2019 JOH team roster! This is your home for preparing for your trip. Please bookmark this page and check back every couple weeks for updates and resources to be successful as a team member. Remember, we’re here to help, so please reach out with questions and concerns.

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  • Welcome! Team webinars will begin in November, until then you’ve got lots to do to start preparing for your trip. Explore the links and resources on this page to get started.
  • Ability Experience cycling jerseys and shorts are available for sale! For just $40 each, we’ll send you recent Journey of Hope and Gear Up Florida cycling kits. Email msutter@abilityexperience.org with your size if interested.
  • A welcome packet with a team member manual will be sent to everyone in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the resources below for help fundraising, getting a bike, and more info about the trip.
NewsletterWebinarQuiz
NovemberWatch RecordingTake After Webinar
Due 11/20
DecemberAttend Live!
12/3 or 12/6 (Times TBA)

Requirements

Your First 30 Days
  1. Schedule your on-boarding call with your Regional Director using the link below
  2. Join the 2019 Ability Experience Team Events Facebook page
  3. Create month-by-month fundraising plan using this Template (Email to your Regional Director for feedback)
    • List 2-4 things you’ll focus on each month to reach your fundraising goal
  4. Write your fundraising letter (Email to your Regional Director for feedback)
    • Use the fundraising manual and templates in the resources below for help
  5. Begin collecting 150 potential donors in your Fundraising Contact List
  6. Personalize your Classy fundraising page with a picture and story, then begin fundraising!
  7. Visit Benefitness Partners Home (password: abex2018) and follow to the 3 steps to register for the training program (Cyclists only)
  8. Get a bike and begin training
    1. Check out our Getting a Bike Guide
    2. Check out the AbEx Bike Market Facebook page

We list the most important to-dos right here for you to check off. Journey of Hope is like taking another class, you have to put in the time and effort to get the results. Fundraising, training, communication, webinar participation, administrative items and other requirements are all important to keeping your spot on the roster. If you miss multiple items, you could be removed from the roster and moved to a waitlist. For questions and concerns, contact your Regional Director or teamservices@abilityexperience.org.

Schedule Your

Monthly Call

You are expected to have a call with your Regional Director every month. This time is for you. How can we help you? Come in with questions and be ready to talk about your homework and what you’re doing to be successful. Even if you are struggling, we want to hear from you and help! Regional Director Map
Monthly

Team Webinar

Check back later for details on the first team webinar in November. We'll send out an email announcement.
Your personal training program. Get signed up immediately and start interacting with our great coaches! (Password: abex2018)
2019 Journey of Hope

Team Member Manual

The team member manual contains everything you (and your parents) need to know about Journey of Hope. It will help answer questions about fundraising and give lots of ideas. It’s also packed full of information about the trip and our organization. We’re still updating our manual for 2019 and you’ll receive a printed copy in the mail. Until then, check out the 2018 fundraising manual.

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Administrative Items

(No immediate action required)

Medical History Form (Due February 28)

  • Completed by all team members. Cyclists must also receive a physical examination with physician’s signature and office stamp.

Health Insurance Card (Due February 28)

  • All team members must provide proof of insurance by scanning or taking a legible picture of the front & back of your insurance card

Security Deposit (Due February 28)

  • $100, paid prior to event to cover liability of equipment and vehicles. Any remaining balance will be refunded at end of event.

CPR Certification (Crew ONLY)

  • All crew members are required to become CPR certified through a provided program at no cost to team members.

Drug Screening

  • Required prior to event at no cost to team members. Random drug screening will also take place during the event to ensure safety. Instructions will be provided at a later date.

Past Updates

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Join the official 2019 Ability Experience Team Events Facebook Group. It's a great place to connect with other great leaders from Build America, Gear Up Florida and Journey of Hope. Post questions, share ideas and get to know your future teammates!