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Fraternity's Workshop In Mount Vernon Guides Students

The “Tools for Success” series will tackle real-world issues facing high school students
The “Tools for Success” series will tackle real-world issues facing high school students Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Eta Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will hold the November workshop in its series for high school students, “Tools for Success," on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the at the Westchester Community College Mount Vernon Extension.

The “Tools for Success” series will tackle real-world issues facing high school students, from college/vocation choices to sexual health and responsibility. These free workshops are held monthly and are open to any high school student. “Tools for Success” is presented as a part of Alpha Phi Alpha’s national program, “Go to High School, Go to College."

The program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement by offering information and teaching strategies that facilitate success.

The presenter will be Yonkers native Charles Curtis, who is a musician, actor, director, teaching artist and commissioned playwright. His performance credits span various media, including opera, musicals, stage plays and film. As a playwright, Curtis’ work was featured at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival and selected for full performance at the 2014 DC Black Theatre Festival. His latest work, “Like Peeling an Onion,” was co-sponsored with the City of Mount Vernon as a part of World AIDS Day 2015 activities. Outside of performing, Curtis is a voice and performance coach and lectures on the use of Hip Hop in teaching life skills and as an alternative to traditional talk therapy.

To learn more about Curtis, his work or any upcoming projects, please visitwww.charlescurtis.info .

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