Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center was one of almost 50 exhibitors at the first annual Teen Opportunities Fair Nov. 10 at the North Laurel Community Center. The event attracted over 400 teens, their parents and siblings seeking information about youth activities and volunteer opportunities in the community.
Anna Katz and Cathy Smith, representing Grassroots at the event, spoke to teens about Change Matters, the peer led philanthropy initiative that teaches young people about poverty and homelessness. Those stopping by the table were encouraged to guess the total amount of change in a jar on display and were told that the person with the best guess would have the change donated to Grassroots in his name. The winner was Cameron Goodwin-Schoen, a 5th grader from Clemens Crossing Elementary School. He guessed $50.43, just 12 cents shy of the actual total.
Talking together at the Teen Opportunities Fair were (from l.) Anna Katz of Grassroots and Aaren Smith, Taylor Smith and Denise Smith.