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The Borough of Manhattan Community College Alumni Association and the Department of Human Services invite you to an event honoring Social Work Month
BMCC alumni, students, and friends are invited to join us for a chat and book reading with BMCC Alumnus: Jim St. Germain, Social Justice Advocate,Speaker, and Author Jim St. Germain will be reading from his book entitled A Stone of Hope: A memoir
A Stone of Hope is a powerful and profoundly moving story of a young black man caught in the system and his decision to help other youth facing the same hurdles.
This searing memoir is a call to save at-risk youth written by a young black man who himself was a lost cause--until he landed in a rehabilitation program that saved his life and gave him purpose which led him to attend BMCC. Join us for an excerpt reading from his book and to hear his incredible story first hand.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Program starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.
A networking reception will take place directly after.
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
About Jim St. Germain
Born into abject poverty in Haiti, young Jim St. Germain moved to Brooklyn's Crown Heights, into an overcrowded apartment with his family. He quickly adapted to street life and began stealing, dealing drugs, and growing increasingly indifferent to despair and violence. Instead of prison, St. Germain was placed into a rehabilitation detention facility where he was surrounded by mentors and positive male models. St. Germain slowly found his way, eventually earning his GED and graduating from BMCC and beyond. He is now the founder of PLOT (Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow) a non-profit focused on mentoring at-risk youth.
Learn more at www.jimstgermain.com.
For questions contact BMCC Alumni Relations Manager: Yaritza Gonzalez - firstname.lastname@example.org at (212) 346-8455.