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Green encourages District 1 youth to apply for this year’s Black Achievers program

Tuesday August 24, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilwoman Judith Green is sending out a call to students in District 1 who would like an opportunity to pursue career choices in a wide variety of interests as part of the Chestnut YMCA Black Achievers program.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to help deserving students as they make decisions for the future,” says Green. “I want to encourage young people in District 1 to look into this program and apply.”

The Councilwoman has set aside $5000 in Neighborhood Development funds to cover the cost of enrollment in the program. The enrollment fee is $100 per student. With this funding, 50 students will have a chance to participate in the 2010 Black Achievers program.

The Black Achievers program meets twice monthly, with students interacting with adult Black Achievers within the community. The students are placed in clusters based on their career interests. Some of the clusters include: Law and Legal Government, Medical and Health Care, Computer and Information Technology, Marketing and Business, Banking, and Marketing, Communications, Media and Hospitality, Engineering and Math Sciences, and Eighth Grade Cluster for all incoming 8th grade students.

“This program covers a wide spectrum of careers,” says Green. “Student will have a chance to work with successful adults and get a true understanding of the profession they might be interested in.”

The Black Achievers program runs through April 23, 2011. The deadline for District 1 students to apply is September 30th of this year.

The program culminates with a Black Achievers Gala wherein college scholarships are awarded. There is usually $1,000,000 worth of scholarships awarded to senior students.

During the 2011 Black Achiever’s Gala, Green will present the 1st annual District 1 Black Achiever Scholarship to two deserving senior students in the district, in the amount of $500 each. That Gala will also highlight a senior selected by a panel of judges to be the Black Achiever’s Youth Achiever of The Year.

Students who are interested in application fees to participate in the 2010/2011 Black Achievers program or have questions should call the Black Achiever’s office at 587-2378.

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