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March 8, 2022
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR STREETSOLID INDUSTRIES TO HONOR KATRINA FRIERSON, SHAN FOSTER
NASHVILLE—StreetSolid Industries, the nonprofit organization whose programs serve under-resourced and justice-involved youth and adults, will hold its annual fundraiser at the Noah Liff Opera Center on Thursday, April 14, 2022. StreetSolid will honor Mending Hearts founder/CEO Katrina Frierson and former Vanderbilt star basketball player Shan Foster for their contributions to the group’s work.
StreetSolid’s work includes their groundbreaking Social, Emotional, Cognitive (SEC) curriculum which was developed with the help of Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education, The Rand Corporation, USAID Senior Specialists and youth referred from the Davidson County Juvenile Courts. The curriculum employs social-emotional skill building, cognitive-behavioral development and relationship building to reduce recidivism in our justice-involved populations and cultivating the human potential that resides within us all. The program is trauma informed, built on best teaching methods, and administered using the principles of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
The fundraiser, which is scheduled to go from 6:30-9 p.m., will begin with drinks, networking/socializing and dinner followed by in-personal testimonials and entertainment. The entertainment will feature comedy by Ron Ron Moseley and conclude with the first performance of the newly formed StreetSolid Youth Choir.
As a former addict herself, Katrina Frierson was inspired to found Mending Hearts in 2004 to help women struggling with addiction. To date, Frierson’s organization has served more than 5,000 women. She is being recognized as a supporter of StreetSolid’s mission and values. Former All-American basketball player Foster is the co-founder and CEO of Fostering Healthy Solutions, a company dedicated to positive resolutions to issues of diversity. He is also vice president of external affairs at Nashville’s YWCA and is being honored for his work addressing violence across the city.
“These honorees, as well as our honorary chairs, are the lifeblood of StreetsSolid’s mission,” says Dr. Vincent Morelli, the organization’s director. “Without them we could not do the work. We feel lucky to have such a great group of friends and supporters.”
The Noah Liff Opera Center is located at 3622 Redmon Street.
For more information regarding sponsorships and tickets:
Mandy Vincent 504-913-6819
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