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Recruitment for Chamber's award-winning youth leadership development program kicks off

Recruitment for the Youth Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2008 kicks off beginning the week of September 10.



September 9th

Applications and informational materials will be available through principals and counselors at the 12 participating schools in the Kern High School District and the three private high schools in Greater Bakersfield.

This award-winning youth leadership development program targets a broad-based group of high school teens who show promise of as-yet-untapped leadership potential.

SEPTEMBER 18 • 8PM Bakersfield Fox Theater

Students who are selected to participate in the program will spend six full days – approximately once every three weeks from January through May, 7:30am-3pm – learning about their community. Topics include Leadership, Ethics & Citizenship, Arts & Culture, Law and Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services, Energy and Agriculture.

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“Our goal with this program is to develop our leaders of tomorrow and provide expanded awareness of the opportunities available to them locally,” said Debbie Moreno, GBCC President/CEO. “Empowering teens to become involved, the program provides fresh perspectives as well as networks that are intended to encourage future leaders to stay in or return to their community and apply their skills and knowledge to our own area’s businesses and organizations.”

Now in its seventh year, Youth Leadership Bakersfield is recognized as an outstanding program because of the large-scale involvement of business and community leaders who are integral to planning, funding and implementing the program on behalf of our local youth.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for a program that, in the words of past graduates: “made me realize that no matter what your background is, if you work hard and believe, you’ll make it. There is more to Bakersfield than just being a little country town – there are many people making a difference in our community, and I now know that I can make a difference, too.” For more information, call 661-327-4421.

Taking Care of Business

The 11th Annual SHRM Symposium & Expo takes place on

The American Red Cross Kern Chapter is holding its 2nd

September 6, 7:30am-4:30pm, at the DoubleTree Hotel. Featuring keynote speakers Bryan Johanson, The Adler Group, Steve Robbins, S.L. Robbins & Associates, and James Turner, Consultant, the all-day session proactively addresses issues that business owners and HR professionals face every day. For details and to register, visit www.kcshrm.org.

Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy on Sept. 5-6 at the Holiday Inn Select. Designed to help community organizations prepare for large-scale disasters in Kern County, the two-day event features exhibits, demonstrations, specialized workshops and much more. To register and for more information, visit www.kernredcross.org.

Co-sponsored in part by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.


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