Hungry Club Forum Focuses on Youth Issues


The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will again hold a youth issues forum entitled “What Lasting Gifts Can We Give to the Youth of Our Community?” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM. The forum will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the WBS YMCA, located at 1110 May Street in Savannah, GA.

Early on, Bishop Willie Ferrell, HCFS President, asked the Board of Directors to revisit this youth focused session, which has proven motivational and inspirational in recent years. A panel of advocates and professionals with handson experience and expertise has been invited to share visions, track records, and recommendations for those charged with working with the youth of the community, as well as those laymen who are interested in lending financial and human resources toward these ends.

The panel will consist of Corporal Ron Robinson, currently an instructor/ trainer who has held numerous assignments with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office over the past sixteen years. He has developed several programs to help youths and young adults improve their lives within the community. Min. Sharonette Smart is the founder and CEO of Single Mothers United of the World, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports single moms and their children. She is an evangelist, domestic engineer, author, and entrepreneur.

Michael Porter is a licensed professional counselor and holds Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor Certification. He is an author and conducts group sessions and workshops for youth and adults: Violence Prevention for African American Males; Understanding and Preventing the Influence of Negative Rap; Rites of Passage Programs for African American Male; Establishing Health Male-Female Relationships; Bridging the Academic Achievement Gap; and the Misdiagnosis of African American Boys.

Beverlee Trotter is a Licensed vocational Nurse with over twenty years of experience in Hospice, Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, and Family Practice. She founded Savannah Youth City (SYC) in 2013 to help young men and women who are confused, broken and damaged. SYC’s biggest goal is “To Break Cycles” and provide youth, in partnership others in the community, opportunities to succeed.

Come lend your voice to this important issue in our community. For more information, please contact Julia Wright at 233-0855 or 927-8425.

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