Positive outcomes for the region's at-risk youth is the goal of an event at American International College. The college will host the Western Mass. premier of "Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy," a documentary that follows three former youth served by the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps on their courageous journeys from despair to inspiration. March 19, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Griswold Theatre.
The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Following the film, Alan Klein, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer, RFK Children's Action Corps, will moderate a panel discussion about creating positive outcomes for our region's at-risk youth. Panelists include Daniel Warwick, Springfield School Superintendent; Ronn Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King Center; Sally Johnson Van Wright, Program Director, After Incarceration Support Systems, Hampden County Sheriff's Dept; and Sandra Alvarez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, American International College.
The Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice in Massachusetts working to keep vulnerable families unified and children safe and in their communities. When it is not possible or advisable, RFK Children's Action Corps works to stabilize the family and, simultaneously, provide the children with a temporary therapeutic living arrangement. Programs include; family focused clinical therapy, special education, adoption, therapeutic residential and respite treatment, community based services and juvenile justice secure treatment. For more information visit www.rfkchildren.org.