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Friday Night Live Partnership Town Hall

Community Action Partnership's DIG Youth Leadership hosted Friday Night Live Partnership Town Hall on underage drinking on Wednesday, May 2nd.

DIG LEADER AT TOWN HALL

Youth from the leadership group led the town hall that focused on raising awareness of the problem of underage drinking and other drug use, prevention and treatment efforts currently in place, and recommendations for prevention/reducing underage drinking.  Speakers included:  Lynn Garric, So. Co. Office of Education; Judge Gary Nadler, Superior Court; Lynn Campanario, Drug Abuse Alternatives Center; Officer Jon Sloat, CHP; Officer Tim O’Keef, SRPD; and Ellen Swedberg, S.C. Department of Health Services.

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Role Model in the Community

The Students from Amarosa enjoyed meeting Guy Fieri yesterday at the Food Service Conference at Finley Community Center.

This was a wonderful opportunity for these young men to hear Guy speak.
What a great role model for youth here in Santa Rosa to hear how Guy got his start in the food service industry.

Although Guy had a meeting to attend and was running late he took time out to meet and greet the students and offer them soft skill’s tips as we do here at the Youth Employment Center, he was engaging, informative and extremely funny. As one young man said on the way back to school, “How cool is it for us to meet someone famous and have a free breakfast cooked for us.”

On a monthly basis The Youth Employment Center takes students on Employer Presentation Field Trips so they may have an opportunity to talk to potential employers and find out what it is that they can do to improve their chances on getting hired somewhere in their near future. Two of the young men who attended yesterday had just landed jobs at Kentucky Fried Chicken and a new Deli opening in Santa Rosa.
Thank you for the opportunity to meet Guy Fieri and give attention to our youth who sometimes don’t get any attention at all.

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