Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces New Board Member, Alfred D. McGuire, Jr.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Alfred D. McGuire, Jr., has been named to the Board of Directors at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, the only Savannah area shelter providing a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17.

McGuire is the principal of Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School. He is also philanthropically active with Urban Hope Savannah, George Leile Visions, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Achievers of Today and Tomorrow. He was awarded the coveted 100 Black Men Educational Leadership Award.

In reference to this new position, McGuire said, “
I enjoy the opportunity to assist young people to grow and develop into productive members of society. The ability to impact an individual’s life beyond the classroom is a great opportunity and responsibility that I enjoy very much.”

McGuire is from Lithonia, Ga. and attended Mercer University. He and his wife, Kimberly, have a young son, Isaiah. When McGuire isn’t working or volunteering, he enjoys running and traveling.

All services at Park Place Outreach are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

Alfred D. McGuire Jr.

Alfred D. McGuire, Jr.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
visteam@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

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