Free Youth Event Addresses Bullying, Dating Violence and Financial Literacy

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Women Still Standing tackles youth social issues with impressive lineup of speakers and activities.

Women Still Standing, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA, will host a free event tackling social issues that are often only addressed after a youth has become an unfortunate statistic plastered on the news. The free event, "Youths Empowered to Shine" will be held Saturday, April 7th, 10am-2pm, at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Registration is required via http://www.yes2012.eventbrite.com.

The goal of this event is to highlight bullying, dating violence, and financial literacy in format and environment that both educates and challenges youths to be healthier individuals and better citizens. This event targets youths ages 8-17 years of age from the urban Philadelphia vicinity and surrounding areas - an age group that is increasingly statistically shown to be both the victims and perpetrators of flash mobs, gang violence, various forms of bullying, sex crimes, domestic violence, anxiety disorders, and who lack basic preparation for financial wellness and debt management.

"As a single mother of a young African American male there was no question that hosting this event is a necessity when you consider that many of our young people are subject to anxiety, depression, are fearful to go to school, walk their neighborhoods, or even feel truly secure in their own homes, and lack hope that they can and deserve to have a bright future. I'm thankful to our emcee radio personality Tiffany Bacon, TV correspondent Dr. Chuck Williams, Educators Lisa Miler-Baldwin, Curtis May - skilled presenters who care deeply about the state of today's youths and are eager to empower and educate the attendees," says Da-Nel Euwings, Founder and Executive Director of Women Still Standing.

Also featured will be a parent pep-talk segment featuring a panel of experienced coaches and therapists to promote a forum of helpful dialogue aimed at parents, guardians, and educators to promote parental involvement, communication, and realistic solutions to challenges experienced in distressed families. "My fellow Parent Pep Talk panelists, Dalesa Scott and Kareem Goodwin, are charged up and ready to share critical information with parents on how to understand, assist, and motivate today's youths and teens," says James "Jay C" Coston, Motivational Speaker and Coach (http://www.refusetoquit.com)

"I show kids that they can win and I show parents how to be involved instead of just showing up. I'm thrilled to be part of #YES2012. This is how we begin to bridge the gap!", says David "Tazz Daddy" Anderson, Author, Motivational Speaker (http://www.davidempowerment.com)

Thanks to the generous support of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the youths will also enjoy a cultural treat, a performance by The Universal African Drumming Ensemble. Catering will be provided by Twice the Spice Caterers, music by DJ Mental, photography by Ed Umoja Herman, videography by Philly Heat.

Registration, sponsorship, advertising and git bag donation opportunity details are available via: http://www.yes2012.eventbrite.com.

Women Still Standing in a non profit organization devoted to providing entrepreneurial sustainability resources and wellness tools for African American women and their families. For more information please visit: http://www.womenstillstanding.org

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