State human services director to speak on youth issues

DEARBORN — Ismael Ahmed, director of the Michigan Department of Human Services, will discuss youth issues at 7 p.m. March 20 in the auditorium of the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Always a strong advocate of providing safety nets for people in need, Ahmed specifically will deal with that segment of the population that he believes are most vulnerable and severely impacted by the current financial crisis. 


Organizers say that without real support or a voice of their own, youths often are left to drift in a life of chaos, becoming wards of the state.


The public is invited to the free program, which is presented jointly by the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, the League of Women Voters of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights and the museum. For more information call the league office at (313) 278-6476 or the museum at (313) 582-2266.