OPERATION DREAM TREE GALA: OCT. 24th 2013
CLARK GREGG AND PERFORMING ARTIST ANDY GRAMMER TO HOST
“OPERATION DREAM TREE” BENEFITING CHILDREN IN HOLLYWOOD
(Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2013) – Playground of Dreams, a Los Angeles based innovative mentoring program for children, is inviting an estimated 350 guests of the greatest leaders in Hollywood to be a part of OPERATION DREAM TREE, a gala being held on October 24th, 2013 in Hollywood. The event, hosted by Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D " star Clark Gregg and performing artist Andy Grammer is being held to honor those who have been an integral part in the program this past year and to raise funds to continue their program which helps children in the surrounding neighborhoods foster their creativity, leadership, and unique purpose in the world.
Aileen Getty Foundation to Sponsor the Hollywood Hope Index (HHI)
During the evening’s celebration, Playground of Dreams and the Aileen Getty Foundation will also be presenting the Hollywood Hope Index (HHI), a city wide survey consisting of 30 questions designed to measure the current well -being/ progress of youth, to the Hollywood Community. The purpose is to support our youth in the journey to reaching their true potential.
Message from Mike and Kerry Morrison - Former Dean of Toyota University and Executive Director, Hollywood Business Improvement District.
As you know, much of our youth are at risk in Hollywood -- given the high poverty levels and numbing drop out rates. I have watched founders Brian and Anna of PLAYGROUND OF DREAMS (POD) transform lives of at-risk youth (10 to 18 years old) with their year-long leadership development program. Their process is a game changer for our community -- turning disengaged youth into Hollywood Ambassadors through service.
Message from Senior Lead Officer Julie Nony, LAPD
Our future is all about our youth and we owe it to our community and ourselves to get involved. Playground of Dreams is a very unique leadership program dedicated to our Hollywood area and I believe in the work that co-founders Brian Larrabee and Anna Herbert are doing. Please come to the event and share with anyone who you feel can generate support. Thank you again for your partnerships and for creating positive change in Hollywood.
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Councilman Mitch O'Farrell
Councilman Tom Labonge
LAPD Captain Peter Zarcone
LAPD Captain Cory Palka
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