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Youth Career Fair planned for Friday at La Grua Center in Stonington

Published June 23. 2014 4:00AM

Stonington - The La Grua Center in the borough will present a Youth Skill Share and Career Fair on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Teens will have the opportunity to meet area tradespeople and entrepreneurs and find out how they turned their passions into lifelong pursuits. They will discuss professional development and necessary skills and some participants will be offering internship/shadowing experiences.

Among some of the participants are Gleanna Doyle, animal trainer; Jane Percy, health coach; Moira Cassadei, Artisan Soaps; Tom Frohnapfel, Sustainable Design/Carpentry; Jennifer Doerwaldt, physical therapist; Chris Fiftal, Emulsion Printing; Mike Smith, New England Science and Sailing program director; Dennis Long, baseball coach; Kate Careb, vice president of Special Olympics CT; Joseph Strazzo, business coach; Susan Stephenson, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts; and Brianne Cassadei, organic farmer.

The event is free and open to the public.

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