Gentry Students Partner with Gradient Gives Back Foundation to Provide Dinner and Donations to Local Children

Individuals from Gradient Financial Group, LLC and its member companies and Gentry Academy, Inc. provide donations to local children through the Gradient Gives Back Foundation

Arden Hills, Minnesota. (December 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 4105 Lexington Avenue, Arden Hills, MN)

Through Gradient Gives Back Foundation, employees of Gradient Financial Group, LLC and its member companies and students and teachers of Gentry Academy, Inc. are proud to host a community dinner for two local charities: Career and Life Transition (CLT) Program and Hope4Youth. Gradient Gives Back Foundation will be feeding over 150 individuals.

‘We recognize there are people in need all around us, and we seek to give back to the individuals in our local community through Gradient Gives Back Foundation,’ shared Tami Lucius, entrepreneur and founder of Gradient Gives Back Foundation, Gradient Financial Group and its member companies, and Gentry Academy.

Young adults from the Career and Life Transitions Program (CLT) and staff members will gather at 5:00 p.m. for dinner at Gradient Center in Arden Hills, Minn. Employees from Gradient Financial Group and its member companies and students and teachers from Gentry Academy will help assist with serving the meal. The CLT program is for disabled students who are ages 18-21, have transition needs identified in their Individual Education Plan (IEP), and have not yet received a high school diploma. All of the CLT students reside in either Roseville or Mounds View school districts.

The second group hosted on Tuesday evening is Hope4Youth who will arrive at Gradient Center at 6:30 p.m. Hope4Youth shines a light on the issue of youth homelessness in the northern part of the Twin Cities. The young people served are struggling with homelessness and are seeking solutions in Anoka County, which is their hometown and where they want to live, work, and contribute to their community. The youth attending the event will also be awarded winter coats along with winter gear such as boots, hats and gloves.

‘It has been inspiring to watch those individuals within our family of companies – the employees, teachers, students, and even the parents – to give back during this holiday season. They have truly given back with their time, talents and treasures,’ Lucius explained.

About Gradient Gives Back Foundation

Gradient Gives Back Foundation is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that supports the Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program and devotes its resources to assisting Americans. The Foundation strives to help poor, distressed or underprivileged American families who are at risk of losing their homes. It also seeks to unite communities by inspiring Americans for the purpose of charitable giving.

About Gradient Financial Group, LLC

Gradient Financial Group, LLC and its member companies serve independent financial services professionals, inspiring them to build their businesses by providing the best possible financial solutions. Gradient Financial Group and its member companies have offices located in Minnesota and Kansas.

About Hope4Youth

Hope4Youth in Anoka County is hoping to end youth homelessness in Anoka County by 2024. Their vision is to make all youth feel safe, valued and supported while they reach their full potential, and they believe this begins with meeting their basic needs and leads the children by giving them the tools to thrive.

About Career and Life Transition Program (CLT)

CLT Transition Program is a community based initiative between Mounds View and Roseville Public Schools. It is the goal of CLT to assist young adults with disabilities to become confident, responsible contributing members of their families and communities.

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