Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 3, 2014) – The Broward League of Cities and Leadership Broward Foundation are partnering in an effort to educate Broward County’s youth with regard to local government elected officials and how they impact their lives and communities.
Both organizations share the goal of educating and inspiring youth to serve our community.
- Leadership Broward Foundation’s “Youth Leadership Broward” is a nine-month program that provides opportunities for high school juniors to gain real-life experiences through interactions with leaders from business, government and civic organizations.
- The Broward League’s “Youth Leadership Committee” focuses on high school students and providing them with actual involvement in local government operations. In furthering that educational effort, the League also provides collegiate scholarships to high school seniors.
“The Broward League of Cities continues to foster the spirit of ONE Broward to define and accomplish our goals this year,” said Patricia Asseff, President of the Broward League of Cities. “The League’s partnership with Leadership Broward is an example of working together as ONE Broward to get things done better. The spirit of cooperation and collaboration always provides for an improved end result.”
“We share the goal of encouraging high school students to develop leadership skills and influence the direction of Broward County’s future,” said Sean Dannelly, Chairman, Board of Directors of Leadership Broward Foundation. “I’m confident that this partnership will continue to grow.”
Through the new alliance, the Broward League of Cities will sponsor four area youth accepted into “Youth Leadership Broward’s Class XXVIII.” Broward League of Cities’ elected officials will meet with all 58 Youth Leadership Broward students at “Government & Communications Day” on November 12, 2014.
Scholarships have been awarded to:
- Assata Brady, North Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale High School
- Aliza Chaves, Davie, Nova High School
- Arianna Noda, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines Charter High School
- Jordan Trumbore, Oakland Park, Cardinal Gibbons High School
ABOUT LEADERSHIP BROWARD FOUNDATION
Founded 33 years ago, Leadership Broward’s goals are to give individuals at all levels, educational and interactive opportunities to develop as a leader; connect them with others to cultivate relationships and business; and make them aware of community issues so they may have a positive impact. In addition to its core programs, Youth Leadership Broward, Leadership Broward and Executive Leadership Orientation (SEO), LBF offers initiatives and programs for alumni to engage in further development and growth. Leadership Broward Foundation is also committed to helping companies build strong teams and value-driven cultures by providing customized leadership and organizational development. DEVELOP. CONNECT. IMPACT. www.leadershipbroward.org.
ABOUT BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES
Chartered in 1957, the Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization representing the 31 municipal governments and more than 120 associate government, non-profit and business organizations throughout Broward County. The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing resolutions to issues that affect day-to-day operations at the county, state, and federal levels.
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For more information, visit www.browardleague.org.