San Francisco Performing Arts, Youth Speaks Annual Friendraiser: Celebrating 15 Years, Looking Toward the Future

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A host of Bay Area luminaries will support youth development and arts education at a dinner with food by Bay Area Chef Ryan Scott.

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This is a really important year for us
I am looking forward to celebrating Youth Speaks’ first 15 years with some of the key people who have helped get us there, and together looking toward our future legacy

San Francisco performing arts, Youth Speaks Annual Friendraiser will be held Monday, November 14 at Terra San Francisco. “This is a really important year for us,” said Executive Director, James Kass, “I am looking forward to celebrating Youth Speaks’ first 15 years with some of the key people who have helped get us there, and together looking toward our future legacy.”

Guests will be treated to an inspiring and intimate view into one of the nation’s most significant and far-reaching arts and literacy groups, and into the young voices that are changing the landscape of art, activism, and education.

While guests are learning about the mission and programs, and hearing from dynamic young poets, they will be treated to dinner by Ryan Scott (Top Chef/Mission Beach Café/Brunch Drunk Love), and will enjoy wine from the region’s outstanding wineries.

Supporters of the arts, literacy, and youth education are invited to attend this event to learn more about Youth Speaks and its critical mission. This RSVP-only event is free, but registration is required. Donations throughout the evening are encouraged. All proceeds benefit Youth Speaks.

About Youth Speaks Inc. Annual Friendraiser:

Monday, November 14, 2011 5:30pm-8:30pm
Terra, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco
To RSVP please contact Angelina Acevedo at Youth Speaks at 415.255.9035 ext. 20.

About Youth Speaks Inc.

Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, poetry reading series, and more. San Francisco’s Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day and after school, and provides numerous publication and youth development programs. All told, Youth Speaks works with 45,000 teens per year in the Bay Area
alone, and has created partner programs in 60 cities across the United States.

More information available at http://www.youthspeaks.org

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