Living Classrooms Foundation and NBC’s The Today Show to Host Shine a Light Health Expo

September 17, 2014

What: Living Classrooms Foundation and The Today Show will host the Shine a Light Health & Wellness Fair When: September 20, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm Where: Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, 1100 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Open and free to the public, Living Classrooms Foundation, in partnership with The Today Show, will be hosting the Shine a Light Health & Wellness Fair. Partners include B’more for Healthy Babies, Live to 100, City of Baltimore, American Heart & American Stroke Associations, Land of Kush, Baltimore City Health Department, and many more. For more information, please call 410-675-0221. About Living Classrooms Foundation and the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center: Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as ‘living classrooms.’ The Foundation’s Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center (CAYDC) responds to the community’s need for intervention that supports the academic and social development of disadvantaged youth. The children and youth served reside primarily in public housing and low-income neighborhoods and their communities lack many of the services found in more affluent areas. CAYDC provides services in five core areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Civic Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Cultural Enrichment, and Sports and Recreation. In addition, the Center hosts a number of community events such as youth workshops and conferences, job and health fairs, family night activities, basketball tournaments, and a six-week summer camp. CAYDC is open seven days a week. Currently, more than 200 East Baltimore youth participate in programming at the Center. CAYDC is a part of our Children’s Target Investment Zone (CTIZ) initiative that provides programs and services to residents of some of East Baltimore’s neediest neighborhoods, which include the Perkins Homes, Fayette Street corridor, and McElderry Park communities. The CTIZ initiative serves some of the community’s hardest-to-reach individuals and our Youth Centers in the Zone strengthen young people’s academic and life skills, and provide health and wellness education. Interested media should contact Christine Runion at crunion@livingclassrooms.org or Nichole Dorsey ndorsey@livingclassrooms.org