ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, Nov. 14, 2022 / — Healthy relationships, making responsible choices and avoiding sexual risks are some of the life-impacting topics that will be discussed at the 14th Rally annual for teen empowerment presented by the Youth Department of Better Family Life Inc. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. this Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Chaifetz Arena. The event is free and young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are encouraged to attend.

The annual event serves as a motivational and enlightening tool to help young people grasp the value of sound decision-making, the importance of developing adaptable life skills, and having forward-thinking thinking about their future during the precarious transition from adolescence to adulthood.

“It takes a village to raise a family, but the village has changed,” said Marquette S. Connor, vice president of youth, family and clinical services at Better Family Life Inc. “We need to restore this village. We are part of the village that extends from the house.

The BFL Youth Department engages youth and families through a variety of in-school, after-school, and out-of-school educational initiatives in St. Louis City, County and St. Clair and Madison County on the east side. In addition to Wednesday’s rally, other youth-focused programs include after-school and school programs, a summer camp, a nutritional food program, visual and performing arts, summer jobs and retreats. of empowerment.

Connor says the uniqueness of the Empowerment Rally is the support we receive from the administrative team, teachers and support staff at BFL Youth Works schools. “We have the schools’ membership so that over 2,500 students and staff will be there that day,” she said, adding that parents are welcome to join their children during the event to find out what Better Family Life is all about.

The rally will feature a variety of entertainment such as local radio personalities, school marching bands, step teams and other talented youngsters.

The Youth Department is one of the pillars of Better Family Life which also includes: community engagement, cultural arts, workforce development, and housing and asset development. Founded in 1983, Better Family Life is a St. Louis-based 501(C)3 nonprofit community development corporation that works to stabilize downtown neighborhoods. Visit for more information on the scope of services and programs.

Marquette S. Connor
Better Family Life, Inc.
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