Youth Enhancement Services Announces Black Tie (Optional) Gala to Benefit At-Risk Youth

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Youth Enhancement Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, announces its black tie (optional) gala to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, 3405 Lenox Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

Youth Enhancement Services, Inc. (YES) announces a black tie (optional) gala to benefit at-risk youth in metropolitan Atlanta communities. The gala will feature a reception, a silent auction and raffle, dinner, and a dance. Single tickets are $75, and sponsorships are available for those who wish to contribute to the success of this wonderful charity. Platinum sponsorships are $1,000; Gold, $750; and Silver, $500. If full sponsorship is not an option, consider purchasing advertisements for your business, which will be featured in the program booklet. Full page advertisements are $100; one half page, $75; and a quarter page, $50. A final option for participating in this worthwhile cause comes in the form of business card advertisements for $25, or purchase a two-line message for $15. All proceeds benefit YES and will help the organization to continue its work, which changes the lives of at-risk youth.

The keynote speaker for this exciting event is Alcee L. Hastings, Congressman for District 23 of Florida. Congressman Hastings's many accomplishments include Senior Democratic Whip, Member of the House Rules Committee, Senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Ranking Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, U.S. Helsinki Commission, Vice Chair of the Florida Delegation, Vice President of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, and former Vice Chairman of the Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform. A 1958 graduate of Fisk University, Congressman Hastings is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and received his law degree from Florida A&M University. A vocal, visible activist for the rights of women and children, Congressman Hastings is the perfect speaker for this event.

The gala commemorates seventeen years of service to Georgia's at-risk children by YES. Founded by Lula M. Gilliam, YES works closely with the Department of Juvenile Justice in educating and providing life skills to children in the agency's custody. YES further offers literacy and GED programs to youth and partners with Atlanta Technical College and Atlanta Metropolitan College in offering post-GED or high school educational options to at-risk teens. The organization has recently purchased a home for teens in state custody to give these children a chance at a normal life. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. The black tie gala promises to be an exciting, fun event, and will serve to benefit this worthwhile charity. The gala's theme says it all: "What do we owe our children?" We owe everything that we can possibly give to save these children from falling through the cracks of society.

For additional information, contact:
Shirley Kennedy, Publicist
SJK Publication Relations, LLC
(678) 557-2174

For tickets, advertisements, and sponsorships, contact:
Lula M. Gilliam, Executive Director (770) 256-0275
Beverly Johnson at (404) 456-9303
Tonya L. Lumpkin at (706) 296-3303
Youth Enhancement Services, Inc.
1514 East Cleveland Avenue
Suite 99A
East Point, GA 30344


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