Jane Keltner de Valle, Benjamin Bashein, Bettina Prentice and Roopal Patel
On Tuesday, May 23rd, Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an intimate luncheon for ACRIA's Leadership Empowerment and Awareness Program (LEAP) for Girls. Part of a newly launched program, Love Heals Youth Education Program, LEAP for Girls trains the next generation of community educators and activists in East Harlem, Central Brooklyn and the Bronx, communities that experience the highest incidence of HIV. Young women participating in this program strengthen their skills with public speaking, conflict resolution and desicion-making. During the event, guests dined on a three-course menu from Julia Sherman, author of the cookbook Salad For President: A Cookbook Inspired By Artists.
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