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Mayor, Councilmen to welcome 2007 Metro Youth Leaders

Monday February 26, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Press Release
For Immediate Release                                                         
Media Contacts:
Stephen Haag           
574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt
574-4137 / 526-3622   

Mayor Jerry Abramson and Councilmen David Tandy (D) 4, Stuart Benson (R) 20 along with Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) will welcome participants of the second annual Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th in the Mayor's Gallery, 527 W. Jefferson Street.

The program offers Louisville's best and brightest high school students an opportunity to learn more about how Louisville Metro functions and create a Youth Agenda for our community. The program is an extension of the KY YMCA-Youth Association, and includes four sessions, concluding in April.

“Our Metro Government wants to engage the youth of our community, by interacting with them at a one-on-one level. We want students to understand the importance of civic involvement and take an active role in making a difference in the community.” Tandy said.

The programs mission is to educate and engage teens on the issues facing Louisville Metro, through interaction with community leaders and other high school students.

“I am very excited to be a part of this program, and I am encouraged that so many of our youth from across the community have taken the initiative to become more engaged in Metro Government,” said Benson. “This program serves as a great educational tool to help ensure that we are preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.”

The program is offered to juniors at all Jefferson County Public and Private High Schools. Students must be nominated by their respective Guidance Counselors. For more information please visit, www.kyymca.org.


Sponsors:
David Tandy (D) 4
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Stuart Benson (R) 20