County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
Board of Supervisors YVONNE B. BURKE DON KNABE
Board of Supervisors
YVONNE B. BURKE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
CONTACT: Susan Jakubowski
Office: (213) 351-5872
Foster Youth Who Have Achieved An Academic Landmark Are Honored at Universal Studios During Celebration II Ceremony on Thursday, August 27th
WHAT: Over 150 foster youth who have attained their high school diploma or equivalency certificate will be honored during the annual Celebration II event at Universal Studios on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 11 a.m.
The luncheon will take place at Universal Studio's theme park Globe Theatre. Celebration II honors graduating foster and probation youth that have overcome adversity to achieve grades of 2.0 to 2.7. Many of these graduates are the first to attain this status in their families. They will bring along their diplomas and certificates to proudly display their achievement.
WHO: 150 Los Angeles County foster youth, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Director Patricia S. Ploehn, LCSW,
WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 2009
WHERE: Globe Theatre
100 Universal City Plaza, Building 3458
Universal Studios, Universal City
CONTACT: Susan Jakubowski, (213) 351-5886
DCFS Office of Public Affairs
Day of the Event Contact: Lurvida Carter, (424) 200-3383.