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Youth Town Hall Set for June 21 at Pip Moyer Rec Center
Annapolis, MD (June 8, 2021) – Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles will host a Youth Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.
The event is for rising middle school students (grades six through eight), rising high school students (grades nine through 12) and young adults (ages 18 to 21). At the event, youth will be invited to talk with local organizations about what services they provide. Local organizations, businesses and community leaders will have the ability to listen to youth regarding the services the organizations can provide. Both parties can act and collaborate with one another where appropriate.
The event will feature Ward 3 Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, the One Annapolis Students Work Group, Street Corner Ministries Coalition as well as numerous community organizations, including:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency
Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA)
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Mental Health Agency
The Tunnel Vision
Wells Fargo Bank
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
Representatives from local Unions
Anne Arundel County Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien
Maryland State Delegate Shaneka Henson and Delegation
City of Annapolis Government
Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda
Allen Apartments, Resident Services
Ward 3, Resident Services representative
Maryland Coalition of Families
We Care and Friends, Inc.
Grandmeres Touch, Inc.
Newtowne Community Development Corporation
Bowie State University
Maryland Reentry Resource Center
“It is important as we come out of COVID that we begin to reconnect with the youth in our community,” said Alderwoman Pindell Charles, organizer of the event. “We want them to know what is available, where they can go for jobs, services and resources.”
Participating youth at this free event will receive a boxed lunch and have time to interact and visit with organizations and businesses during lunch and in the gymnasium. The event will be live-streamed. Participants should be prepared to wear a mask throughout the event.
Youth who wish to participate should have their parents or caregivers sign a media release waiver. To receive a waiver, for more information, or to participate in this event, contact AldPindellCharles@annapolis.gov.
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