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Beat the Odds® Scholarship and Leadership Development Program is Nov. 15

What does it take for a child to persevere in the face of poverty, violence, abuse and neglect, homelessness and other adversity? Come join Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund, actress Ali Wentworth and her husband George Stephanopoulos, actor Malik Yoba and many others to be inspired by five extraordinary local young people who have beat the odds despite tremendous personal obstacles. The Beat the Odds® Scholarship and Leadership Development program takes place at the Carnegie Institute for Science, 1530 P Street, NW Washington, DC on November 15, 2011. These young people are proof that no one should ever give up on a child…they did not give up on themselves….And CDF did not give up on them either. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ve ever had.

For more information, please contact Marlena Lanham-Tracy at 202-662-8787 or mlanhamtracy@childrensdefense.org.