Leadership Prince William Announces Partnership with Youth For Tomorrow
Leadership Prince William and Youth For Tomorrow have joined forces to expand leadership development programs in the Greater Prince William Area, including a new youth leadership initiative.
Youth For Tomorrow has agreed to partner with Leadership Prince William in several ways:
- Youth For Tomorrow will be a major sponsor of the 1st Annual Evening of Excellence, which is Leadership Prince William’s signature event. The June 13 gala will include presentation of two prestigious leadership awards while raising awareness and funds for Leadership Prince William
- Youth For Tomorrow has also committed $3,000 toward a $5,000 matching grant from Micron Technology Foundation, specifically for Leadership Prince William’s new youth initiatives.
- Youth For Tomorrow will serve as the host site for Leadership Prince William’s new Summer Youth Leadership Camp. This two-week program, available for area students in grades 5 through 10, is modeled on our successful adult program. It is designed to nurture young leaders, expose them to information & experiences in their own community, connect them with local leaders and inspire them to community service.
- Dr. Gary Jones, CEO of Youth For Tomorrow, continues to serve on the Leadership Prince William Board of Regents, guiding the organization’s future direction.
“We are gratified by Youth For Tomorrow’s commitment to Leadership Prince William and our mission,” said Board Chair Jason Hickman. “Their financial contributions, donation of space for our youth camp, and ongoing involvement in our organization highlight Youth For Tomorrow’s belief in making this a better community for all. We are pleased to be partners with Youth For Tomorrow in developing an even stronger leadership base in our community.”
Since 1986, Youth For Tomorrow has reached over 1,000 youth who have been successfully served by YFT’s residential, educational and counseling services. YFT, located in Bristow, serves youth who have been abandoned or abused by family, are homeless, have been expelled from public schools or are in need of therapeutic intervention to address mental health issues.
Leadership Prince William is an independent 501(c) 3 organization. Its 185 alumni include CEOs, entrepreneurs, elected officials, directors, vice presidents, veterans and dozens of community leaders who shape the communities of Prince William County, City of Manassas and Manassas Park. To learn more, contact Kathy Bentz at 571-765-7568, visit www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org or email Kathy@LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.
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April 26, 2016