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News Release

Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission Invites High School Students To Step Up

March 12, 2014



Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting its annual teen Leadership Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water St. The purpose of the event is to encourage teens to become leaders.

More than 200 students from Henderson area high schools are expected to take part. Guest speakers include community leaders and personal coaches. Students will also break out into three workshop sessions, which provide opportunities for hands-on involvement, interaction and collaboration. The workshops are facilitated by student and adult members of the Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission.

The theme of this year’s Leadership Day is “Step Up! Your Community. Your World.” The theme ties leadership to individual, community and world involvement.

“The high school students of today are the leaders of tomorrow and they are eager for opportunities to step up,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Leadership Day provides these students with a chance to explore what leadership means, as an individual, as a member of a community such as Henderson or as a citizen of the global community.”

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About Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission: The City of Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission) reviews issues concerning excellence in education and opportunities for the development of youth in local communities and formulates recommendations to enhance the quality of life for all youth within the city. It is comprised of volunteer student and adult members.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006 and 2013), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and being a safe community (Forbes: 2nd safest in 2011, 6th in 2012, Law Street Media: 6th in 2013) Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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