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Youth Bureau G.E.M Program Celebrates Kwanzaa – 12/26/2012

The Youth Bureau will be recognizing all G.E.M. participants (Girls Embracing Maturity) for their dedication to the program over the past year and will be hosting a G.E.M. Kwanzaa Celebration in honor of their achievements.

Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of heritage and culture, celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each of the seven days focusing on one of seven core values; unity, self-determination,  collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

The Girls Embracing Maturity (G.E.M) Program was designed to help young ladies mature and develop positive attitudes and attributes. The programs goal is to equip the girls with the tools that are needed to become resilient, compassionate, authentic role models for their community.

The public is invited to attend and participate in the celebration.   

Date:               Thursday, December 27, 2012

Time:               6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Location:         Doles Center Community Room, 250 So. 6th Avenue

For further information contact the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at 914.665.2344.

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