On Saturday, October 27, 2012, the new Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio will be unveiled at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles (11600 Eldridge Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342). The Ribbon-cutting Ceremony will conclude the Annual “Celebrate Success” Alumni Luncheon (at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), during which the representatives of the Women Helping Youth nonprofit organization will serve as keynote speakers.
During the Luncheon, Women Helping Youth will be formally recognized for their generosity. The event will also feature the recognition of outstanding volunteers and staff that make Phoenix House such an effective treatment program. After the Luncheon and the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, guided tours of the facility will be available.
- What: “Celebrate Success” Alumni Luncheon and Grand Opening of the Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio
- Where:PhoenixHouseAcademy ofLos Angeles,11600 Eldridge Avenue,LakeViewTerrace,CA91342
- When: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1 p.m.
- Who: RSVP to Jennifer McKinney at: 1 888 671 9392, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles will be dedicated for use by teenage girls who are receiving comprehensive treatment in Phoenix House Academy’s Amethyst Unit, that each year serves more than 160 teenage girls struggling with histories of substances abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. As girls receive counseling, mental health, educational and family services at Phoenix House Academy, they also work through issues related to poor self esteem and body image dysmorphia. The dedicated Fitness Center will provide a safe space for young women dealing with emotional and physical issues related to both adolescence and recovery.
Women Helping Youth , created in 2006 by Jill Weintraub, Moira Tenzer, and Debbie Schermer, is a women’s philanthropic organization committed to improving the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children and young adults in need in the Greater Los Angeles area. Each member of the organization donates $1,000 annually. Through research and outreach several potential grant recipients are identified and presented to members who then select the projects that they want to support by casting votes with rankings of potential partners. The awards are based on these combined rankings and the grants are used to fund tangible, sustainable projects in greater L.A. The founders state: “By combining our resources, we are able to make a larger impact than we can alone. We are successful because of the generosity of our members who believe in the power of community giving.”