MEETING LOCATION - The District Edina!! Next Vocation/Avocation Happy Hour is Wednesday, June 7, 2023.  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. including a BBQ (weather permitting) on the District patio.  You will have the opportunity to meet and greet Betsy Kumagai, Executive Director, A Better Chance. Betsy will be introducing and showcasing Edina ABC program and updating us on program graduate, Jerimiah who is a recent addition to the Edina Police Department. Betsy is a member of the Edina Morningside Rotary club. Join us at The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Edina MN 55439. Cost to attend is a $20.00 donation for food and beverages. Click "Read More" for additional ABC and specific Edina organization details.
ABC is a national organization dedicated to providing strong educational opportunities to students of color. The ABC goal is to increase the number of well-educated minority students and make it possible for deserving students to reach their full potential. Here in the Edina ABC chapter we have been very successful in doing this and were the very first nation wide program to graduate 100 ABC scholars, we are currently over 150 graduates. 
Jeremiah Steele is an '09 Edina ABC graduate, a '13 Hamline graduate with a major in physical and biological athropology, a 6 year Edina ABC Board member, a prior paramedic for Hennepin County EMS, and a city of Plymouth Firefighter. He began as an Edina Paramedic/Firefighter on May 22! He also was very active in track and field and lacrosse growing up.  
Betsy Kumagai is the Executive Director of Edina ABC, '98 EHS grad, '02 Gustavus Grad, '06 William Mitchell grad, and parent to 3 kids. She's thrilled to be supporting such driven young women in the program, and feels grateful to be part of their lives at such an instrumental time.