Coastal Post Online

August 2001

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Local Student Takes On The World

Miss Kate Brandt of Muir Beach has been selected to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) from July 29 - Aug. 9 in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The GYLC is a unique leadership development program for high school students from around the world who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Brandt will be among 350 outstanding scholars from around the world to attend the conference.

The theme of the GYLC is The Leaders of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future. Throughout the 12-day conference, Brandt will interact with key leaders and newsmakers with powerful influence over politics, finance, culture, and diplomacy, and will take part in a carefully designed curriculum, which includes thought-provoking simulations to build leadership skills.

"The Global Young Leaders Conference challenges students to cross cultural barriers, using team work in order to address many conflicts facing the world today," said Michael Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), the organization that sponsors the GYLC. For additional information on the GYLC, visit us on the Internet at

Special Presentation on Foster Care in Fairfax

What is it really like to be a foster or adoptive parent? What kind of training and financial support is available? The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services will offer a special presentation at the Fairfax Library Thursday, August 9, 7-8:30 p.m. to address these concerns. The Fairfax Library is located at 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. Presenters will include a social worker and foster and adoptive parents.

At any given time, approximately 200 Marin children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds require foster care. Many of these will also need adoptive parents. There is, therefore, an ongoing and urgent need for foster and adoptive parents.

The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services welcomes adults of all ages and ethnic backgrounds and families of all compositions (you may be single or part of a couple, working or at home, older, male or female).

If you are interested but unable to attend, please call 499-7118 for dates and times of our monthly information meetings (generally held the fourth Thursday of each month at the Division of Social Services, 10 North San Pedro Rd., Room 1018, San Rafael). Alternatively, you may come to a special presentation offered at the Corte Madera Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, August 29, 7-8:30 p.m. the Corte Madera Department of Parks and Recreation is located at 498 Tamalpais Dr., in Corte Madera.

Power Wheelchairs Available

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available Power (Electric) wheelchairs to Senior Citizens (65 years old & up) and the Permanently Disabled at no cost to the recipient if they qualify.

The Power Wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel manual wheelchair, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required.

If the patient's need is for use in the home, please call for more information to see if they qualify. Call toll free at 1-800-246-6010.


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