Our Club was pleased to host the first of six teen workshops in preparation for the BGCA Los Angeles County Alliance’s 2014 Teen Summit, to be held next month at UCLA. The workshop, which took place on October 11, drew teens from across Los Angeles County and focused on gang prevention. Actor Danny Trejo (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heat”), himself a former gang member, was the featured speaker. In his address to the teens, Trejo encouraged our youth to stay in school, get a diploma, and find a career they love. Other workshops are covering careers, college, internet security, financial literacy, and self-esteem/confidence.
Our Club members will be among 1,200 teens expected to attend the Summit on November 22, an all-day event that seeks to empower and inspire teens and help them make positive choices at a pivotal time in their lives.