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Posted by: Black Women for Wellness   |   10/14/2014   |   California

MEE - First Place for Youth Host Information Sessions about Foster Youth

 
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Please Join Us
for Upcoming "Chat & Chew" Information Sessions

MEE Productions and First Place for Youth (FPFY) invite you to a "Chat & Chew" information session to discuss the type of guidance, structure, support and caring that we, as a community, need to provide to foster youth as they turn age 18.  Our goal is to help them dream big and succeed as they transition to adulthood.

Many foster kids fall victim to homelessness, unemployment and poverty after they leave the system.  We are looking for ways to improve their life outcomes and we would like to hear from the range of social-services professionals and other adults who come in contact or work with foster youth.  This includes social workers, legal advocates, longtime foster parents, school counselors and others.

Chat & Chews are small-group information sessions that last about 90 minutes. We chat, while you chew on some light refreshments; then we have a dialogue about how we reduce the barriers that make it difficult for foster youth to successfully transition into independent adulthood.

We hope you will join us in this important effort.

The sessions will be held October 14th and 16th at the following times and locations:

 

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
People Who Care Youth Center
1500 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Oakland, CA
Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Health and Human Resources Education Center
420 3rd Street, Suite #105
Oakland, CA 94607

Because we value your opinion, we hope you will make time in your busy schedule to attend a session and share your thoughts. RSVP now for a session to reserve your space.  Contact Glennis Saunders toll-free at 877-633-7763 or via e-mail gsaunders@meeproductions.com.

We look forward to seeing you in October!  Feel free to share this information with others.