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Virtual Event

This session will focus on developing youth services and employment readiness for Baltimore City youth. Ms. Holifield will discuss her career path and the founding and mission of the HeartSmiles nonprofit program for Baltimore City youth, and will describe the prevention and mentoring services integrated into the HeartSmiles program, activities and services in partnerships with Baltimore City education, community and businesses. She will also describe how professionals may become involved in youth success and development efforts.


Learning objectives:
1. Analyze environmental factors that stress and depress youth.
2. Describe how to create safe spaces for underprivileged youth to find purpose.
3. List strategies to help youth find their voice and use their power.