Thu May 18 – Thu May 25, 2017 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Solar Jam

Sponsored by: Solar Youth

Senator Gary Winfield, a champion for economic justice issues and strong ally for today’s youth, will keynote the event and be honored with our Awesome FOSY award (FOSY=Friend of Solar Youth).  In addition to the award, there will be a live (and silent) auction that will include many exciting items from holiday packages to fine dining.  EXCITING NEWS:  Our auctioneer this year is one of the YOUTH leaders of our program, coached and supported by local leaders. 

Solar Youth’s auction is like no other, focusing on experiences offered by local notables such as the extremely popular wine and cheese pairing class at your home with culinary celebrity Jason Sobocinski of Caseus; an African Safari trip, a 5-course summer harvest dinner for 8 at your home, a Pasta making dinner for 6 with Chef Avi Szapiro of Roia.  AND LOTS MORE!  http://solaryouth.org/Auction

Solar Jam will take place from 6:00pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, May 18st at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Kroon Hall. The event will feature food, drinks, music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds support Solar Youth programs that empower youth from New Haven’s high-poverty neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success.  We do this through our unique program model which includes long-term supportive relationships, and programs that happen IN their neighborhoods where youth EXPLORE their ENVIRONMENT, become PROBLEM-SOLVERS and practice LEADERSHIP.  To register for the event, go to:  http://solaryouth.org/solar-jam.

Solar Jam is presented by Griswold Home Care along with sponsorship from Yale University, Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessey LLP, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Eder Bros Inc., Yale-New Haven Hospital,  Start Community Bank, Stop and Shop, and Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.

About Solar Youth:
Solar Youth is a New Haven based nonprofit whose mission is to empower youth from New Haven’s high-poverty neighborhoods to achieve nothing less than lifelong success.  In Solar Youth programs young people explore their environment, become problem solvers and practice leadership. We do this through our unique program model which includes long-term supportive relationships and programs that happen in their neighborhoods to foster partnerships between our organization and the communities we serve. Solar Youth currently serves Westville Manor, Newhallville, and West Hills neighborhoods. Learn more at www.solaryouth.org.

Admission: $60.00
Yale University Kroon Hall
195 Prospect ST
New Haven
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