LEWISTON — The LA Metro Chamber will host a Power Lunch Seminar: Lewiston High School’s Store Next Door Project: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. The workshop will be held in the Chamber’s conference room at 415 Lisbon St.
The seminar will be presented by Mary Seaman, homeless liaison, Lewiston High School. The Store Next Door Project has a mission to meet the basic needs of more than 300 Lewiston pre-kindergarten through 12th grade youth.
The program attempts to “eliminate barriers to education” for youth experiencing displacement, high mobility and homelessness in Lewiston. By addressing basic needs, with the goal of achieving academic success, students who are currently or formerly homeless, at risk for homelessness and pregnant/parenting teens, receive support through the project.
The project relies 100 percent on community support. Most of the youth are living outside traditional family systems and do not have family members available for love, support and provision of tangible items
Power Lunches are sponsored by Community Health Options. The seminar is free, however, registration is required. Lunch will not be provided. Registration is available at www.LAMetroChamber.com. For questions, call 207-783-2249.