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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Steuben Youth Summit applications accepted until Nov. 11

BATH -- Applications will be accepted until Nov. 11 at the Steuben County Youth Bureau for the Steuben Youth Leadership Summit, which is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Campbell-Savona High School, Campbell.
The free, daylong event provides students in Steuben County in grades 10-12, and recent high school graduates, with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, identify important issues, and discuss those issues with state and county government leaders. "This a chance for older high school students to be the voice of Steuben County youth," said Bill Caudill, Steuben County Youth Bureau Program Coordinator. "And the summit gives them the tools to help them make their voices heard."
The annual summit offers an interactive seminar, discussions with other youth and conversations with elected and civic officials, including state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R-Corning, county Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski, R-Campbell and county Manager Jack Wheeler. The summit helps students identify and discuss their priorities, understand the impact they can have as school and community leaders, and develop strategies to be effective. Participants representing schools, programs, and community organizations from across the county are welcome to apply by Nov. 11. Youth selected to participate will receive an invitation by Nov. 14. The summit is sponsored by the Steuben Legislature, the county Youth Bureau and the state Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Youth Development. For more information, or a program application, contact the Steuben County Youth Bureau at (607) 664-2119, or at billc@co.steuben.ny.us, or visit www.steubencony.org.  
Photo credit: Steuben County Youth Bureau