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Local Leaders Use Conference to Breed More Young Community Leaders | News Release | City of Alexandria

Local Leaders Use Conference to Breed More Young Community Leaders

On Monday, August 14, 2017, the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) will kick off in the Lee Center Exhibit Hall located at 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria.
The three-day event hosted by the City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services, Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) and the Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) in partnership with T.C. Williams’ Department of School Counseling/College and Career Center, was developed to train young leaders and connect them with opportunities to become more civically engaged.
The YLC will host community and non-profit leaders, elected officials and representatives from several local boards and commissions. The conference is free to rising 9th through 12th graders in Alexandria and scheduled workshops include Bring Your ‘A’ Game, Edit Your Profile — Communicating Success with Your Social Media Presence, Social Emotional Connection — Healthy Minds for Strong Leaders, Finding Your Voice, Get Your Money Right, and much more.
ACAP’s mission is to prevent adolescent pregnancy through culturally and age appropriate education, advocacy, technical assistance, direct service prevention programs and public awareness. Collaboratively, ACAP works with young people, their families and the community to secure brighter futures.
SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation agencies, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement whose mission is to engage diverse sectors of the community in collaborative, cross-cultural and comprehensive substance abuse prevention efforts that result in a reduction of underage substance use and abuse in the City of Alexandria.
For more information about the Youth Leadership Conference, visit www.preventitalexandria.org or contact Kim Hurley at kim.hurley@alexandriava.gov or 571.213.9489

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