AS PART OF THE TEEN EDGE INITIATIVE, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS Youth Leadership Workshop

October 14, 2005
AS PART OF THE "TEEN EDGE" INITIATIVE,
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS Youth Leadership Workshop


EVENT: Over twenty local teens participating in Brooklyn Public Library’s Teen Edge program will gather at Stone Avenue Library to partake in a motivational workshop designed to build confidence and a sense of empowerment among teens. Created to prepare today's teens to be future leaders, this inspirational seminar will cover several topics, including public speaking, setting goals, time management and leadership skills. The workshop will be conducted by motivational speaker Marquesa Pettway, who energizes clients to execute their goals through coaching and training classes. Teen Edge is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice.

WHERE: BPL's Stone Avenue Library
581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11212

WHEN:Saturday, October 15, 2005, 8 AM – 5 PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION:Teens who are interested in joining Teen Edge, may contact Ralph Poinvil, Teen Edge Coordinator: 718.856.0813, x117; r.poinvil@ brooklynpubliclibrary.org, log on to www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or visit the following BPL neighborhood libraries:

Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue near Watkins Street, 718.498.9721

DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue near DeKalb Avenue, 718.455.3898

Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard near Flatbush Avenue, 718.856.0813

If you would like to cover or attend this event, please contact Ruth A. Wagner, Publicist, (phone: 718.230.2211; email: ruth@brooklynpubliclibrary.org) or Ralph Poinvil, Teen Edge Coordinator (phone: 917.557.4563; email: r.poinvil@ brooklynpubliclibrary.org).




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