Reimagining Education

Young Friends Network Kick-Off Party a Success!

Nearly 60 young professionals showed up on November 16th at Brennan’s in the City’s Central West End to kick off CEAM’s Young Friends Network.  The Young Friends Network represents an effort by the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri to expand its constituency to include more young adults.

Kevin Brennan hosted the event at his popular wine shop on Maryland Avenue in the Central West End that bears his name.  Pizza from Pi was abundant thanks to a donation from the CWE location.  Purus Organic Wheat Vodka provided the featured drink of the evening.  Slay and Associates, a public relations firm, also sponsored the evening.  CEAM board member David Schmid and CEAM director of development Peter Franzen were both individual patrons.

About halfway through the two-hour, after work event guests watched a short video about CEAM and its work and met the CEAM staff.   In addition to sponsorships and tickets, a raffle helped raise additional funds for the organization.  Prizes included a PURUS mixology party for 10 at Brennan’s, Cardinals tickets and memorabilia, t-shirts from Style House STL and a one-month membership at the YMCA.

People in the young adult age group are starting families and making important decisions about where to live and those decisions impact our communities and our economies.  Young adults and young parents have a particularly urgent interest in education reform and CEAM hopes to build on this kick off to include more young adults in its activities.

For more information about the Young Friends Network contact Peter Franzen at 314-454-6544.

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