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MFYC Staff Attends Ready by 21 National Meeting

Tina Carter, director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center; Shekinah Mitchell, YPQI coordinator at MFYC; and Rebekah Holbrook, director of impact: education for United Way travelled to New Orleans, La. March 31 to April 2 to attend the Ready by 21 National Meeting.

The annual event brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. Participants learned about research, experiences and strategies in the following areas:

In partnership with the The United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, the MFYC manages the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) quality improvement process for out-of-school-time service providers across the region.

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