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Councilor William Parker to Help Children Craft Vision Boards for their Future

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, July 11, 2014
Contact: Brittany Sharp
Phone: 205-721-5369
brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

What: Birmingham City Councilman William Parker will join children as they make vision boards to start the process of helping them think of their future and how they can achieve and attain their goals. Students will range from age 7 to 12.

When: Friday, July 11, 2014. Class will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The KISS FM van will be on site at 1 p.m. to distribute free lemonade as part of its 99 Neighborhoods Tour.

Where: North Avondale Library, 501 43rd St.

Why: Traci Ann Moore, founder of i-Create in Birmingham, will lead the session “Envision Me.” Students will use images and quotes they’ve cut out of magazines to make their own vision boards, which they’ll be able to take home.

Students were given questionnaires in advance to think about: What makes you happy? What are your hobbies? What and/or whom would you like to be when you grow up? “By having an elected official actually sitting at the table with students as they cut out images that represent their future, reinforces that dreams can become reality,” says Moore.

North Avondale is in Councilor Parker’s district.

“Motivating our youth to excel is something that we have to continue to do as city leaders.” Councilor Parker said. “Their dreams are the foundations of their future and I look forward to being able to support them in such an inspiring event that will really cause them to think about the vision they have for their future.”