The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will host its annual youth issues forum entitled “What Lasting Gifts Can We Give to the Youth of Our Community?” on Saturday December 7, 2019, at 9:30 AM, in the Multipurpose Room of the WBS YMCA, located at 1110 May Street in Savannah, GA.
Early on, then President Bishop Willie Ferrell asked the Board of Directors to revisit this youth focused session which has proven enlightening, motivational and inspirational over the years. A panel of advocates and professionals with hands-on experience and expertise has been invited to share visions, track records and recommendations for those interested in and/or charged with working with the youth of our community, as well as those laymen who are interested in lending financial and human resources toward these ends. The panel will consist of Hon. Julie M. Wade, Member, Chatham County Board of Education and Executive Director, Park Place Outreach; Dr. J. Alphonso Dandy, Founder, Dandy Youth Development Corporation; and Paul Fisher, CEO, Savannah Early Childhood Foundation.
According to Consultant Diana Harvey Johnson, Founder of the HCFS, many of us find ourselves in positions that allow us to voice the needs and concerns of many who otherwise would have no voice at the planning and discussion table. “We must remember that we must assist our youth in becoming grounded in the ways that they should go, preparing them to be ready for us to pass batons to them, as they seek to become independent and productive citizens of our community.”
The HCFS encourages that adults, whether parents or grandparents, to get involved and encourage their churches and organizations to become even more involved in providing role models for encouragement and motivation to youth who need additional support inside and outside of their family, and to assist them in reaching their full academic, social and personal potential.
Come lend your voice to this important issue in our community. For more information, please contact Julia Wright at 233-0855 or Diana Harvey Johnson at 927-8425.