The students of Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Treehouse, are planning and organizing a benefit to raise awareness for depression and suicide in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro Area. The event will take place on November 21, 2014 from 5-8 pm at White Bear Country Inn, 4940 Highway 61 North, White Bear Lake, MN. The event will include dinner catered by Rudy's Redeye Grill, a silent auction and various raffles as well as a keynote from Chris Caulkins, MPH, MA, NRP. Advanced purchase tickets for this one-time event are $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 10 and under. A limited number of tickets will be available for $35 at the door. To purchase presale tickets please call and leave a message with your name and number for Theresa Anderson at 651-415-5589.
Triple-E Marketing, A Northeast Metro 916 Student Association, is a class held at the Career and Tech Center located at Century College. The class is designed to help students learn life skills, as well as prepare them for careers in business and marketing. The students are learning about event planning through an intensive, year-long, hands-on course. For the first unit, students were given the task of creating and hosting an event for a social issue. During class time, the students work on the event and run the class like a small business. They each have specific jobs and must all work together to complete their mission. Their goal for this event is to better their community by raising awareness about depression and suicide as well as raise money for programs for youth who need additional support. Many of the students have been impacted by depression or suicide so this is a worthy cause for them. However, they need your help to make their community event a success.
TreeHouse is a faith based, non-profit organization that offers support and guidance to struggling teens and provides them with a place of comfort. TreeHouse is a place where teens can go to have fun, meet new friends and overcome their pain and struggles in a safe environment. TreeHouse has meetings at various locations around the Twin Cities and can be contacted at their main office.