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For Immediate Release

2nd Annual Redwood City Teens in Action Showcase, Friday, April 27th

Redwood City, CA - April 23, 2012 - On Friday, April 27th the Redwood City 2020 Community Youth Development Initiative presents the second annual Redwood City Teens in Action Showcase from 5 to 7:00 pm, in the heart of downtown Redwood City, at beautiful Courthouse Square. This fun and informative FREE event celebrates the positive and change-making efforts of young people in our immediate community. The entire community – teens, families, community leaders, business owners, educators, and others – is invited and encouraged to attend and join in the fun!

The program features over 20 information tables and displays by local youth leadership groups, and includes hip hop and break dance demonstrations, musical performance, live DJs and spoken word – all by local teens. Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre will give the welcoming address, alongside youth Masters of Ceremonies. Fabulous raffle prizes will be offered throughout the evening. 

The program includes:

  • 5:00 - DJs
  • 5:30 - Welcome by Mayor Alicia Aguirre             
  • 5:45 – Performances by Community Street Jam, Young Dreamer Network, Bay Area Bolly Girls, Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy, Elidex, Kathlyn and Jocelyn and the Molano Twins
  • 7:00 - Raffle, DJs, and “Shufflers”

While the news often highlights the challenges and issues of teens, this event presents a great opportunity to celebrate how much teens contribute to our community. Participating groups include Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula – Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy; Citizen Schools; Community Street Jam; El Centro de Libertad/The Freedom Center Youth Advisory Board; Grupo MAAC; Immigrant Youth Action Team; Kids in Partnership Program; Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Youth and Teen Advisory Boards; Redwood City Library; Redwood Environmental Academy of Leadership (REAL); San Mateo County Youth Commission; Sequoia Teen Resource Center Youth Advisory Board; Sequoia Key Club; Sequoia Union High School District’s Migrant Youth; StarVista; The Dream Club; Woodside High School Octagon Club; Youth Leadership Institute – Youth Organizing San Mateo (YO! Mateo); and the Young Dreamer Network.

Redwood City 2020 is an initiative which brings together key public and private organizations in our community in ongoing efforts to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Together, RWC 2020 partners identify barriers and then implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success. Redwood City 2020’s website is www.rwc2020.org.

The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University partners with local communities to develop leadership, conduct research, and effect change to improve the lives of youth. More information is online at their website: http://gardnercenter.stanford.edu.        

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters and other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contacts:
Pat Brown, Director
Redwood City 2020
650-423-2217

Mary Hofstedt
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
Stanford University
(650) 759-4930

 

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