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News - Details
Date:September 10, 2009
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Tri-Parish Youth-a-Thon Opportunity
“Stepping up to the Challenge, Let Your Voices be Heard”

DERIDDER - Youth in 7th – 12th grade and their families are invited to take part in the Tri-Parish Youth-a-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. The event, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Youth Advisory Committee of Local Workforce Investment Area 50, will bring together youth from the Vernon, Beauregard and Allen parish region for games, food, music and prizes.

Participants will learn how they can make a difference in their community and schools by getting involved in positive activities. Youth also will have a chance to meet with others their age from across the region to share ideas.

“Our state’s youth and their viewpoints are important to their communities, and we want to encourage them to take part in this event not only to have fun, but also to find out how their involvement can make a difference in their area,” said LWC Deputy Director of Emerging Workforce Johnny Riley.

The day will feature several special guests and chances for participants to win gift certificates and other door prizes. An “End of the Summer” ceremony will take place for all youth who participated in the WIA Summer Youth Employment Programs. Certificates and gift cards will be given to the WIA participants. These participants must be present to receive the gift card.

Questions concerning this event can be directed to 337-639-2175 in Allen Parish, 337-462-5838 in Beauregard Parish or 337-238-4179 in Vernon Parish. We look forward to seeing our area youth at this event.

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