Gainesville, FL – March 19, 2015
The Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) is pleased to announce that Project YouthBuild (PYB) AmeriCorps alumnus, James Howe-Bailey joined over 100 youth from over 30 states at the 2015 National Conference of Young Leaders in Arlington, V.A. March 9-12. James was selected to serve as the local delegate at this national meeting of youth leaders from across the United States. He was the only youth leader representing Florida at the conference.
“We’re excited James had the opportunity to represent Project YouthBuild and the Gainesville community at the Conference of Young Leaders. He is a tremendous young man who is developing into an outstanding leader. ” said Jonathan Leslie, IWI executive director.
Facilitated by YouthBuild USA and past YouthBuild graduates, the AmeriCorps-funded Conference of Young Leaders features workshops on public speaking, post-secondary education, handling change, and positive impacts on their community, among others. The conference also includes the annual elections for the National Young Leaders Council, an elected body of students and graduates that serves as the national policy-making voice for current students in the YouthBuild movement.
The Conference wrapped up with Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2015 providing delegates the opportunity to demonstrate and practice their leadership skills. During the one day event, James engaged in advocacy, met with U.S. Representatives and their staffers, and shared the impact that YouthBuild has had on him and his community.
James reported that the Conference of Young Leaders was life changing. “An experience like this only comes once in a lifetime and I’m so happy that I could be a part of it,” said James Howe-Bailey, Project YouthBuild AmeriCorps alumnus.
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