|Youth Services alum, Sixto Cancel.
LifeBridge Launches New Annual Event
Food for Thought
This June over 200 community and business leaders attended our new Food for Thought Luncheon. The purpose of the event was to spark conversation and collaboration around issues of poverty as diverse as workforce development, at-risk youth, and healthcare. Our goal was to provide fresh insights, new connections, and opportunities to maximize our collective impact on poverty.
Our keynote speaker was Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors,
but one of our own youth clients, Sixto Cancel, stole the show with his moving speech about
his experiences. Sixto, who is 23 years old, had just received a Champion of Change Award
from President Obama in May at the White House. He was given the award for his work as
Think of Us,
a non-profit organization that creates interactive online tools that supports positive development in youth.