One of the topics that we will discussing at the Panel Discussion is, what are some barriers that you have come up against because you were/are a teen parent. We would love to hear your voice at the discussion.
Please join us: Wednesday, May 30th from 2:00-3:00 PM at The Paragon Gallery. 815 N Killingsworth Street.
The show is still up, if you have not visited, this would be the perfect time to experience the show as well as be a part of this dynamic discussion.
About the panelists:
Shanne Sowards became a father at 15. Although he was a young a father, he had a reputation for being present in his child’s life. In his professional career he excels in both manufacturing and sales. He has coached over 15 seasons of youth and adult sports. In 2012, Shanne founded Squires, a nonprofit mentoring program for young fathers in Portland, OR.
Mary Hanel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works as a teen parent social worker for the Portland Public Schools' Teen Parent Services Program.
Britni Locke is a graduate of the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University and is a Licensed School Social Worker. She is currently employed by Portland Public Schools providing outreach to young people who have disengaged from their education. Britni became a mother at the age of 18, is a first generation college graduate and also the first in her family to pursue a masters level education.
Vanessa Salceda is a teen mom to her 3 year old daughter, Melanie.
I will see you on Wednesday! Love, Eden