Author Paul Tough to Speak at Promise Neighborhoods Community Forum at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation


Paul Tough, journalist and author of Whatever it Takes; Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, will speak to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation (BGCNCN), Promise Neighborhoods about supporting children in graduating from college and transitioning to a successful career in Lame Deer, Montana at the Boys and Girls Club Gym.

The author will discuss Canada’s creation of a cradle-to-college program for children of Harlem, New York. After his talk, Montana residents will talk about what resources worked for them, and everyone will brainstorm how to create an infrastructure that will support youth of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in their career goals.

This event will take place April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

BGCNCN was awarded a $499,679 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant by the U.S. Department of Education last year. It was the only tribal program that received the grant. With it, the program plans on designing an integrated program of cultural support services for children from birth to career.

“I applaud each of the Promise Neighborhood applicants for their leadership. They are galvanizing their communities to help offer our children a pathway out of poverty,” President Barack Obama said at the time of the announcement.

This event is being put on to garner awareness and community support for the program.

To RSVP and for more information contact Marissa Spang, project director or Paige Anderson, planning coordinator at 406-477-6654.

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