NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | February 13, 2017
Celebrate With Us!
Centene Charitable Foundation presents Youth In Need’s 30th annual Celebration of Youth dinner and auction on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa. Join us as we honor former Board member, supporter and champion for children Don Kalicak, Mercy’s Vice President, Regional Development. There’s still time to sponsor the event, donate an auction item or purchase a program advertisement.
The deadline for sponsorships, auction items and program advertisements is Monday, February 27.
Pat’s Chat: One Community, Many Strengths
At Youth In Need, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. We believe that our diversity makes us stronger, and we want everyone who comes through our doors to feel welcome, respected and fully included. Youth In Need has a long and proud history of serving and employing wonderful New Americans who came to the United States as immigrants or refugees. In fact, in our St. Louis Head Start programs (Head Start East), our staff come from around the world and collectively speak 28 languages! How cool is that?
I can honestly say that in my experience, our New American staff and clients are among the most patriotic Americans I have known, often defending the U.S. against criticism from native-born citizens. For myself, hearing about their experiences and love for the U.S. has given me a different perspective and even greater appreciation for our country.
We remain strongly committed to supporting our beautifully diverse Youth In Need family, inclusive of people of many different backgrounds, cultures and faith traditions. We will continue to stand together as one community and to build bridges across divides.
Save the Date for Trivia Night
Girlfriends for Good, volunteer group extraordinaire for Youth In Need, will hold its seventh annual trivia night to benefit Youth In Need on Friday, April 28, at The Machinist’s Hall in Bridgeton. Tables of eight are $200, and your registration fee includes beer, soda and snacks. The doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Reserve your table today!
St. Charles Equality Coalition Holds Town Hall
The St. Charles County Equality Coalition held its first community town hall meeting at Youth In Need earlier this month to answer questions, comments and concerns from community members on their thoughts about how to make St. Charles a more LGBT-welcoming community. A presentation by members of the St. Charles County Equality Coalition and PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, was followed by a question-answer period.