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Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition Sponsors Forum “Envisioning a Positive Future for our Youth”

Free event takes place Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1014

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition will team with Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Department of Social Work to present a free forum for relative caregivers and the teens and young adults that they are raising.

“Envisioning a Positive Future for our Youth” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Campus’ Paramount Gym. The Campus is located in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.

The forum will focus on ways in which caregivers can help teens and young adults better shape their future. Grandparents and the teens they are raising are invited to attend. Information on the college application process, resume writing, alternative education and career paths and how to dress for success will be available. Representatives from various agencies including the New York Public Library and the New York Fire Department will be on hand for an accompanying resource fair. Presentations are specifically tailored to kinship family concerns.

To RSVP by April 15, contact John Watkins at JBFCS at (718) 676-4251 or For more information about the Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition, email

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Posted 04/05/2011

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