Orange County, FL - As part of her initiative to connect citizens with their local government, Mayor Teresa Jacobs is pleased to announce the first Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Youth Leadership Conference. “Our youth are valuable community members, often times taking leadership roles in their schools and in the community abroad, and most importantly, they are the future leaders of our community.”
The purpose of the conference is to expose young citizens to the many opportunities available to get involved in their local government. At this conference, students will learn how county government functions, how to participate in community initiatives and how to strengthen their leadership skills. This event is ideal for young leaders who participate in student government, community service clubs, debate teams, honor societies, drama clubs, and even consider a future career in government. This event will hopefully encourage these rising stars and support their efforts of making significant contributions to our community.
The conference will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Orange County Renaissance Senior Center, 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail. Two hundred student leaders from all Orange County’s public high schools were invited to attend this event. The conference will provide valuable information about local government procedures and responsibilities, as well as information about roles in community service, which all contribute to making our community flourish.
Mayor Jacobs will be joined by: Orange County Public Schools Chairman Bill Sublette, UCF Associate Vice President for University Relations Fred R. Kittinger, Jr., MAGIC Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw and members of both the Orange County Board of County Commissioners and Orange County School Board.