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Breast cancer survivor, Lorrie Valadez
Cook talks about her experience and this year’s Healing Hearts Gala. The event
is scheduled for March 21 and will include donations from the iFitModel
Healing Hearts Gala
March 21st, 2015
Elian Hotel Resort & Spa
17103 La Cantera PKWY; San Antonio, TX 78256
Sign up: January 28-February 3rd
Start: February 4th
SAN ANTONIO - The MLK Youth Empowerment Summit is this Saturday (January 15) at St. Philip’s College. The summit offers educational workshops for youth of all ages, focusing on the academic areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The event is free and open to the public.
Click here for more information and registration…
Last year 550 kids attended the summit. This year the goal is 1,200 participants.
Parents can drop off their children at St. Philip’s college at 8am for registration. The program starts at 9am and runs through 4pm.
Participants engage with empowering and educational sessions to connect them to the idea of Dr. King’s belief in the beloved community.
A special music workshop from 9am to 1pm will be filled with various fine arts engagements for the Pre-K through 10 year-olds. This workshop will be located in the Heritage room.
“We will also provide a lunch,” explained summit chairwoman Carla Walker. “It’s a workshop filled with activities.”
The activities allow the kids an opportunity to learn more about Dr. King and how to continue the legacy.
Kids aged up to 19 are encouraged to attend.
There will be two general sessions – one at 9am and another at 1pm.
“So in between the general sessions we hold break-out session they can go into,” explained Walker. “We want these break-out sessions to be learning experiences.”
An important “I Can’t Breath” overview will be run by the San Antonio Police Department.
“This is so kids understand the mannerisms and how to deal with SAPD and any other police department in any city, state or environment that they’re in,” said Walker. “Some of our kids don’t know how to respond – out of either nervousness or just not knowing how to follow what is asked.”
For more information, call Carla Walker at (210) 843-1913.
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