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Third Annual Project HELP Breakfast is set for May 8

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Above / Sponsorships for tables of ten as well as single seats again are available for the annual Project HELP Breakfast. For 2018, Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World, soon to be a movie, will present the keynote address. (2017 Photo courtesy of Project HELP)

Steve Pemberton

The 3rd Annual Project HELP “Community Begins at Home” Breakfast: Changing the Arc of a Life will take place from 7:30 to 9:30AM, Tues., May 8, 2018, at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets. Steve Pemberton, a pioneering Corporate Executive, visionary youth advocate and best-selling author, will give the keynote address at the breakfast.

Pemberton’s powerful story is about defying the seemingly insurmountable odds of the path of the unchosen. Orphaned into foster care, he was abandoned and betrayed by the very individuals entrusted with his care. Yet these challenges only fueled his desire to become what he never had and in so doing find success as a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened people leader and acclaimed speaker. 

A Chance in the World 

Pemberton’s best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Now an upcoming major motion picture, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve’s highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.

Peggy McGuire, Director of Child and Family Development- Project HELP, says she’s honored to have Pemberton at their event to share his journey, wisdom and inspiration.

“When we live our lives as loving human beings, with eyes wide open, both small and large gestures of kindness can change the trajectory of a person’s life,” noted McGuire. “This is Steve Pemberton’s incredible story. This is the mission of Project HELP every day.”

According to organizers, each attendee will receive a copy of Pemberton’s book, A Chance in the World, and he will be available to sign his book following the event.

Project HELP has been serving the community since 1992 using an evidence-based, home-visitation program to strengthen and support the quality of life for parents and children. 

For more information, contact Sofia Bobak at (331) 204-9002 or sofia.bobak@ywcachicago.org. 

For registration and sponsorship information, visit  www.projecthelpdupage.org/.

Abbington Distinctive Banquets is located at 3S002 IL Route 53 in Glen Ellyn.

Story and images submitted by Sofia Bobak, Project HELP Program Manager | YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

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