St. Petersburg, FL (November 30, 2015) – Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Guardian ad Litem Service Club has invited Ashley Rhodes-Courter, child advocate and author, to speak at the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest Preparatory School on November 30, 2015 at 7pm.
The event is free and open to the public. Seats are still available. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Shorecrest Preparatory School Guardian ad Litem Student Service Club with support from the Shorecrest Commmunity Association and the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay.
The Guardian ad Litem Service Club was started in 2014 by a group of 25 freshmen with the goal of learning about what Guardians ad Litem do and why they are needed, to teach others about the Guardian ad Litem Program, and to fundraise for the program. This year they raised nearly $1000 by running a dodgeball tournament for Shorecrest Preparatory School Middle School and Upper School students.
Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s speech kicks off the Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s Gift Drive, which collects holiday gifts and donations to give to children in the foster care system.
Ashley Rhodes-Courter Speaking Event Details:
When: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
About Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Ashley Rhodes Courter grew up in the foster care system and is now an advocate for children in foster care, an internationally recognized speaker on foster care, adoption, education, child welfare, human rights, families, youth advocacy, women’s issues, and overcoming adversity. Her first book, “Three Little Words,” which recounts her struggles in the foster care system, is being made in to a major motion picture. Her second book, a sequel to the first entitled “Three More Words,” was published in 2015 and expands on life after the foster care system.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at www.shorecrest.org.