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Growing Stronger Summit Charlotte 2024

Join us on May 17, 2024

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May 17, 2024 | 8 - 10a.m.
The Duke Endowment
800 East Morehead, Charlotte, North Carolina



Youth Villages North Carolina and its partners invite you to join us for our first Growing Stronger Summit. Esteemed author and national child welfare advocate David Ambroz will share how youth aging out of our foster care system have the potential to create economic opportunities that benefit workplaces and local communities. All attendees will receive a copy of David's book A Place Called Home.

Every year, 500,000 kids pass through foster care. With the right support, this population can fill many workforce gaps in our communities, including right here in Charlotte. By focusing on viable workplace solutions to support and empower this resilient population, we will explore how we can make our communities stronger and create local economic growth together. RSVP by May 3.


Questions? Contact Erica Ellis.

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Agenda Highlights

• Hear from national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate, David Ambroz, on his experience in foster care and how this group of young adults offers opportunities to impact your local community

• Gain expert insights from a panel discussion facilitated by Cornelius Town Commissioner Robby Carney

• Meet young adults from our community with lived experience and hear how they became part of the workforce while overcoming trauma and mental health challenges

• Learn from local businesses that have implemented best practices that can help transitioning youth be more successful at work

• Network with other community and thought leaders involved with local business, child welfare, and mental/behavioral health who are motivated to create system-wide changes that support young people in our communities

• Be inspired to support this untapped workforce in ways that help build stronger communities

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