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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Redwood City 2020 Hosting Follow-Up to Highly Successful “Bridge to a Better Community” Youth Event

Redwood City, CA - October 22, 2007 - Nearly 200 youth and adults participated in a groundbreaking event in September, which resulted in identifying several key issues on which they can work together to make Redwood City a better place for youth, and the entire community. To follow up on this thought-provoking experience, and to quickly build on the excitement and momentum of that session, Redwood City 2020 has scheduled another event for Monday, October 29th. This session is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the multi-purpose room of Sequoia High School (parking at 480 James Avenue).

At this engaging event, Redwood City 2020 will provide a foundation for small-group discussions in these key topic areas (attendees will select their preference for participation):

  • Safe Spaces – Preventing Violence
  • Addressing and Managing Stress
  • Promoting Positive Relationships
  • Working on Education
  • Youth and Adults Taking Action Together

The discussions in each of these areas will include invited resource professionals, community partners and groups, and agency representatives so that participants can learn about and discuss what’s already going on in that topic area, where the real needs lie, and how our youth and adults might get engaged and involved in those areas, together.

All interested members of the community are invited to attend and participate, even if they did not attend the September event. No RSVPs are necessary; every adult that attends is asked to be sure to bring one or more youth with them, and the youth are of course welcome to bring friends and classmates along. A light dinner will be served, and students may arrive as early as 5:30 if they wish to spend an hour on homework prior to the event’s start time.

The local collaborative organization Redwood City 2020 and the City of Redwood City, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, are hosting this second ground-breaking, community-wide youth event.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter or other documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:

Patricia Brown
Interim Director, Redwood City 2020
650-423-2217

Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
650-780-7305

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