Project R.I.S.E.: Raising Issues Surrounding Everyone

Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is excited to host a teen resource fair on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Club inside the Mary Bremer Patrick Teen Center. The fair is sponsored by the organization’s Keystone Club and is open to all teens throughout the Coachella Valley.

A variety of informative resources regarding employment opportunities, drug and alcohol deterrence, teen pregnancy prevention, suicide and self-harm awareness, the LGBT community, teen homelessness and racial diversity will be discussed.

“Our teens face many issues today and we do everything we can to help them overcome and deal with those matters,” said Terry Tatum, Board President of Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs. “This event allows us to further those efforts, as well as extend help to other teens in the area who may be facing similar challenges.”

Safe House of the Desert and Desert Aids Project will be present, along with other health organizations, to address any questions. General college information will be readily available and employers seeking additional personnel will be distributing applications to those interested.

Attendees will also enjoy food from various vendors and snow cones to get a break from warm temperatures. Entertainment elements adding to the fun include the Palm Springs High School Ballet Folklorico dance group, dance teams, singers, bands, games and more.

Organizations and vendors are invited to participate in this inaugural event geared toward youth education. For more information, contact Lupe Branson, Teen Center Unit Director at Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs, at (760) 322-7393 ext. 303 or lbranson@bgcps.org.

Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs thrives to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, visit www.bgcps.org or call (760) 327-1304. The Club is located at 450 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

 

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