Councilman Dee Andrews and Others to Host Youth Symposium

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Councilman Dee Andrews, Long Beach Advocates For Change (LBAFC), and Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC) are hosting a symposium for the youth in the Central Long Beach community. The event will be focusing on policy change and violence prevention. The Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 12pm-3pm, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806.

This free symposium was created to support our local youth so that they can be more efficient and empowered. There will be several free services offered including mentoring, employment, free medical coverage, training opportunities, as well as leadership opportunities.

The Youth Symposium is made possible, thanks in part, to a grant from the California Endowment’s Building Health Communities Central Long Beach initiative. There will be a free lunch served, as well as free gift cards from Target, Cold Stones, Jamba Juice for the first 25 youth to attend.

Vendors attending the event will be present to provide resource information to participants. This includes Long Beach Fire Department, YMCA, Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach GRIP, City Of Long Beach Health and Human Services, Girls and Gangs, Women Shelter of Long Beach, Long Beach Unified School District, Dr. Uranusi, MD., Cambodian USA, God Parents Club, California Families in Focus, Alta Med Health Services, LA Sheriffs Dept, Youth and Government Commission, and Green Education.

For more information, please contact the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816 or Karen Wyatt, Director of Community Services for HYC, at (562) 599-2244.

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