AmeriCorps members at Porter-Leath will be hosting a free community symposium, A Hope for the Future: Fight Against Gun Violence. The event is open to the public with a focus on families with children ages 8 – 18 years old. A Hope for the Future will take place on April 29, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Porter-Leath & University of Memphis Early Childhood Academy at Orange Mound, 2869 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114. Lunch will be provided.
This community-driven event is for parents who are tired of the gun violence that is affecting our city. Learn how to bring hope back to our communities by getting down to the root of the real reason why youth are acting out in violent ways. Multiple guest speakers and panels will discuss important topics including gun violence, bullying, and peer pressure. It is also supported by alumni volunteers of the Memphis Parent Leadership Training Institute housed at Porter-Leath.
To reserve your free spot and learn more about A Hope for the Future: Fight Against Gun Violence, special guest speakers, vendor fair, and more, please visit https://ahf2023.eventbrite.com or contact Judith Rautine, Porter-Leath Generations Manager at 901-577-2509.
AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.
For over 170 years, Porter-Leath has been a primary resource for Memphis children and families. By focusing on the essential building blocks of healthy development, Porter-Leath not only gives them access to the tools they need, but also a sense of hope. Porter-Leath helps build stronger children, stronger families and a stronger Memphis. For more information about AmeriCorps visit porterleath.org/americorps or contact us at 901-577-2500.
About Memphis Parent Leadership Training Institute
The Memphis Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, intensive 20-week course on civics and advocacy, designed to help parents become leading advocates for change. The Memphis chapter of the Parent Leadership Training Institute graduated its inaugural cohort in 2022 ready to work towards a better Memphis for our children and families. To learn more or apply to the Memphis PLTI visit www.parentplus901.org/parent-leadership.