When a teen mother steps onto the Florence Crittenton Campus for the first time, she becomes a FloCrit Phoenix—a symbol of the journey she is about to begin. The words that wrap around the school mascot painted in the high school describe it perfectly: it is here she dares to rise. Here she and her child are surrounded by a community that will support them as they strive to succeed. Together with their family advocates, teachers, and you—their community—they tackle the obstacles and overcome the barriers that stand in their way. As they grow and succeed, we as a community do, too. We rise together.
Pathways to Empowerment is Florence Crittenton Services’ spring fundraising event celebrating the journey that FloCrit teen moms and their children are on. Join us on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for an evening of food, drinks, and opportunities to hear how these young women rise with the support of their community. Each has her own unique and powerful narrative to share. Florence Crittenton Services is thrilled to honor our 2020 award recipients Patti Klinge and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek at this year’s Gala. We will present Patti Klinge—a pillar of social justice and empowerment in our community—with the Dr. Kate Waller Barret Advocate Award, and law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck—who keeps strong communities at the core of their practice—with the Charles Crittenton Community Partner Award.
For more information about Pathways to Empowerment, contact Yara Vaneau, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.423.8905.