Tuesday, May 14, 2013

UthMpact is Proud to Announce Its 2013-2014 Leadership Class III

UthMpact is Proud to Announce Its 2013-2014 Leadership Class III

Students from Polk County high schools have been nominated by their school principals or community members to participate in the 2013-2014 UthMpact Leadership Class III. Please see the following page for a list of the students who will participate.

This unique program, spearheaded by InnerAct Alliance, StandUP Polk Coalition, UthMpact Coalition, and key business partners, is designed to help teens develop crucial leadership skills.  Beginning in September, these new youth leaders will travel throughout the county once a month to experience the inner workings of local government, healthcare, education, and law enforcement. The teens will meet with community leaders to discuss challenges faced in the community and suggest proactive solutions.

UthMpact is the dynamic coalition of teen leaders committed to helping educate and deliver key substance abuse prevention messages to teens by their peers. Coalition goals for UthMpact are to provide positive community engagement; change community stereotypes about teen drug use by volunteering, informing and being educated; set examples for other teens; increase coalition membership and involvement in youth clubs in high schools; and positively encourage alcohol and tobacco prevention and cessation.

The UthMpact Leadership Class II Graduation took place on April 18, 2013.  At the event, students sang a song, shared information about their social norming activities, presented videos on distracted driving and a year in review, and also performed a swing dance routine.  Each Class II graduate received a certificate and a T-Shirt commemorating their year together, and two $500 scholarships were awarded to Taylor Jones and Seth Stone. 

For additional information on the UthMpact Leadership Program, please call Timothy J. Percell at (863) 802-0777, or find UthMpact on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UthMpact and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/uthmpact

Congrats to 2013-2014 UthMpact Leadership Class III Participants

Madison Aldrich
Sania Ali
Isabella Basalone
Taryn Boyer
Jordyn Braaten
Elizabeth (Marla) Broom
Hank Campbell
Julia Canady
Tiffany Chantharasinh
Emi Davis
William Davis
Kevon Edmondson
Mackenzie Eliasen
Katy Ferguson
Isaiha Fields
Lydia Goodman
Rami Harb
Kobe Jones
Morgan Kendrick
Hannah Keyt
Katherine Lopez
Ali Malik
Marli McKown
Sidney Nelson
Shefali Patel
India Paul
Anna Plair
Jerry (Trey) Porter
Joshua Ragasa
Rene Respicio
Rachel Ringley
Michaela Sawyer
Kavi Saxena
Jessie Scarpa
Julia Schindler
Alexander Schulz
Anthony Seay Jr.
Neel Shah
Katherine Sherouse
Eugene Smith
William Sutton
Katie Thielen
Tierra Thomas
Rachel Trinklein
Alex William Trudeau
Ashlyne Wells
Michael Wiggs
Taylor Williams
Noelle Woods

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