Friday, August 13, 2010

Free food. But, there is more to the story than just the food.

Celebrate the Commitment &
Hard Work of 180 Urban Youth
Dear Stakeholders of the Youth Career Development System:

Let’s celebrate! The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and its workforce development partner, the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, are pleased to invite you to a celebration of the success of our summer youth interns.

Your presence at the event will reinforce to the 180 youth the importance of their commitment to training and career development. Far too often, the negatives of the urban communities are highlighted. Media stories and images place the spotlight on youth that are involved in crimes and deviance. This is an opportunity for us to recognize urban youth and families that have displayed a commitment and strong work ethic throughout the summer. It is a vital step in the maturation process for these youth to see that their proper behaviors and accomplishments are recognized and valued by employers and community leadership.

Plans for the event include lots of food and entertainment. Some youth, worksite supervisors, and local and state leaders will briefly address the crowd to talk about their experiences and the importance of youth workforce development. The schedule for the event is:

Date: Monday, August 16th
Schedule: 3-4:30 PM - Food/Entertainment
4:30-5 PM - Success Stories
Location: BGC Youth Development Center
5321 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Attached, please find a flyer with all of the event details. We really hope that you are able to attend this important day that puts a spotlight on the amazing summer that we all experienced. Anyone is welcome to join us, so please feel free to spread the word about the celebration.

Yours Truly,

Richard Flanagan
Youth Development Director, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation
Director, Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center
On Monday at 5 pm, we'll be jumping in the pool to play water polo at North Park.

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