Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen to be Guest Speaker at YMCA Teen Prayer Breakfast

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Hundreds of Charlotte teens are expected to attend the third annual Teen Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Morrison YMCA.

Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen to be Guest Speaker at the YMCA's Third Annual Teen Prayer Breakfast

The YMCA Teen Prayer Breakfast offers Charlotte’s youth an opportunity to join together in fellowship while being encouraged to serve as strong leaders in their own communities.

To uplift the YMCA’s Mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen will serve as a special guest speaker at the Morrison YMCA’s Teen Prayer Breakfast on November 11. The free event is expected to draw hundreds of teens throughout Greater Charlotte for a unique outreach experience that reinforces the importance of leadership at any age and the power of prayer.

Jansen is expected to candidly share his personal journey of leadership development beginning as a teen and through his experience as a walk-on football player at the University of Notre Dame, reflecting on how those skills continue to enhance his life and NFL career. Along with Jansen, Daniel Fogarty, Executive Director of the Charlotte-based nonprofit, Beds for Kids, will also discuss his personal and professional leadership experience.

This is the third Teen Prayer Breakfast provided through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, hosted by the Siskey and Morrison YMCAs. “The YMCA Teen Prayer Breakfast offers Charlotte’s youth an opportunity to join together in fellowship while being encouraged to serve as strong leaders in their own communities,” comments Derek White, Senior Program Director at the Morrison YMCA. “We are proud to already have over 200 youth representatives scheduled to attend from church youth groups and YMCA’s in the University, NoDA, Ballantyne, Matthews, Monroe and Lake Norman areas.”

The free event will be held in the gym at the Morrison YMCA from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided by Terrace Café and participants will have the opportunity to enjoy music from a praise band. For additional event information, please contact Derek White at (704) 716-4609 or email derek.white@ymcacharlotte.org.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 139 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymcacharlotte.org.

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