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The Catholic Business Network of Baltimore

CBNB February 2016 Meeting - Van Brooks, Speaker

  • February 26, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Radisson Hotel - Timonium, MD


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Catholic Business Network of Baltimore (CBNB)

Friday, February 26th, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 Networking
8:30 - 9:30 Meeting & Speaker

Radisson Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD

 The Strength and Will to Overcome and Move Forward

Van Brooks
Safe Alternative Foundation for Education

Van Brooks grew up in West Baltimore and attended St. Peter Claver/Father Charles Elementary School. From there he went to Loyola Blakefield where he was a highly recruited football player. Then one Saturday afternoon in 2004, during a football game, his life changed forever.  Van was making a tackle when he suffered a severed spinal cord, an injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. 

Van had always counted on his physical ability, and when that was gone, he had to find something else. He realized that education would be the means for his future success.  Now 11 years later at age 27, Van has graduated from Towson University with a degree in Mass Communications. 

Because of his own life journey, Van founded Safe Alternative Foundation for Education (SAFE) and the SAFE Center.  SAFE is a nonprofit whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of an education, and having an alternate career path in case life takes an unforeseen turn. In other words, have a Plan B ready if Plan A doesn’t work out.

The SAFE Center is a free, youth facility that provides after-school and summer learning opportunities. They offer hands-on experiences, nurture self-development, encourage educational achievement, teach essential life skills and expose youth to constructive outlets like art and physical activities.

Thanks to our breakfast sponsor Mike Coan of PSA Financial!

Cost: FREE for "first timers", non-members $20

Membership Benefits inclusive with $100 annual membership fee:

• Monthly meetings (January - October)
• Deep discounts at Office Depot - up to 30% off retail
• Opportunities for leadership and volunteering
• The joy of making friends and sharing faith!

If you are interested in sponsoring the breakfast for an upcoming CBNB monthly meeting, please CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you!

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