Youth Empowerment elects new officers

Mar. 03, 2013 @ 06:54 AM

Tracy Williams, Executive Director of Youth Empowerment, Inc. in announcing the Board of Directors for 2013, said, “We are so pleased to have Brenda King take over as our new Chair, she brings a wealth of experience in both education and volunteer service and we are pleased she has accepted this important roll. We are also please to welcome to the Board for their first terms, Casey Hill and Jarald Willis. Willis told the group he had been interested in volunteering since he heard Williams speak at an event. I am excited to take part and help Youth Empowerment achieve its goal of providing support, guidance and life skills to youth.” 

The full board of Youth Empowerment for 2013 includes: Brenda King, Chair, Ulysses Miller, Vice-Chair, France Banks, Secretary, Leslie Brown, Treasurer, Jarald Willis, Edna Michael, Sally Blanton, James Hamilton, Casey Hill and David Rogers. The group expressed appreciation to Past Board Chair Nancy Womack and to Charlotte Fish for their years of service and welcome both back as volunteers.

Youth Empowerment offers after school programs and supper for youth ages 10 to 17 during the school year and programs during the summer months when school is out. More than 50% of their students have grades of a B average or higher and students who struggled are seeing improvement. For more information or to schedule a tour of their facility contact Tracy Williams at 320-1209.