Former NFL star to speak to teen parents at conference

The Fresno BeeFebruary 22, 2014 

Former NFL star Lorenzo Neal will be the guest speaker at the 28th annual Central Valley Teen Parent Conference on Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno.

Neal will speak from 8:50 to 9:15 a.m. at the sold-out event, located at 2233 Ventura St. in Fresno. He will speak to teen parents about the importance of education, hard work and the power of parenting. Neal, who played for Lemoore High and Fresno State, was a fullback for 16 NFL seasons with seven teams. He retired after the 2008 season and was inducted last fall into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.

The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is designed to help teen parents plan for their future and promote their children's health and well-being. More than 500 teen parents are expected to attend.

Another guest speaker, Kayla Wilson from the Fresno County Office of Education, will share her experience as a former teen parent from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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