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celebration of youth 2024 | thank you to all who attended our final celebration of youth event this month on april 25, 2024.

Updated: May 7

Thank you to all who attended our final Celebration of Youth event this month on April 25, 2024.

It was amazing to see so many familiar and new faces at the event supporting young people. We would like to send a special thank you/shout out to Tiana Cole and Brad Blackburn III for their amazing emcee and hosting skills, as well as leading our panel discussion with Dominique Alex, Dietra Clayton, and Troy Christensen. Thank you to our panelists for their words of empathy, action, and advocacy.  

We are very excited to announce:  

We have reached our goal! 

As of today, we surpassed our goal and raised $515,145!

As our President and CEO, Paul Lwali says, “in our unlimited togetherness we can do amazing things with young people in our community by providing a system of support from housing to case management to a safe space to be themselves.”  Together with our partners and community, we all play a vital role in shaping this collective success! 

Even though our Celebration of Youth month is coming to an end, there is still much work to be done. Be on the lookout for more information and updates from Friends of Youth and our partners as we continue to center youth voices and support young people in our communities. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media.   

Thank you for your ongoing support!  

Missed the event? Check out the below video featuring our presentation and panel discussion.

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