Today was spent running around Arequipa getting all of the last minute errands completed for the Street Youth Symposium tomorrow. We had food to purchase, small gifts to prepare, final presentation materials to print and copy, and last minute PowerPoint presentations to translate. Needless-to-say, it was a full day.
We are expect over 50-participants (from a wide scope of organizations and faith-based efforts) at the symposium. Our goal is simple – to get people talking about what they are doing to care for abandon and homeless youth and young adults in Arequipa. We are hoping to gain interest from the attendees in creating a coalition of providers and organizations who will work together to form partnerships, care delivery collaborations and shared advocacy. We hope we can get people working together to end youth homelessness in Arequipa.
I am very hopeful that my Blog post tomorrow night is filled with much enthusiasm for the new coalition that was formed; and the many new partnerships that were hatched at the symposium. Stay tuned.