Media advisory: K.C.-area youths to participate in leadership program

Fri, 02/28/2014

Contact

Karen Henry
Life Span Institute
785-864-0756

What: Jomella Watson-Thompson, University of Kansas assistant professor of applied behavioral science and associate director of the Work Group for Community Health and Development, is leading a daylong training, Lead Up: A Youth Leadership and College Prep Program, for youths grades 8 to 12 from the Kansas City metro along with their parents.

When: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1

Where: Kansas Union and Dole Institute for Human Development

Highlight and photo opportunity: At 3 p.m. a panel of KU students will do a Q&A with workshop participants in 4014 Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Ave. 

The agenda is available here.



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