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Youth Summit set Feb. 19 at Albany Tech

The career program open to area seniors and juniors

ALBANY — Albany Technical College will be the host site as Regional Partners Network Inc. conducts its 2014 Youth Summit on Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Seniors and juniors from Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Dougherty, Decatur, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties have been invited to participate.

This year’s Youth Summit will focus on giving students the tools they need to succeed, with a focus on soft skills. Sessions are planned on interviewing and resume building. A fashion show in planned on appropriate dress for work. The program also features motivational speakers plus an opportunity for students to meet with local professionals.

‘We really hgope that we have representation from each county this year, even if its only one or two people,” said Kerrie Davis of Regional Partners Network. “This opportunity is free and open to public, private and home schooled students in the 11th and 12th grades.”

The Summit also offers an essay writing competition. Students may participate in the essay contest by writing what the phrase “Power Up” means to them. Cash scholarships will be given to the top three winners. All essays and registration forms are due by Feb. 3 at midnight.

The Summit is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Albany Technical College, the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, Regional Partners Network Inc. and several other regional and local sponsors.

For more information, contact Davis at (229) 522-3552 or email kdavis@swgrc.org. Registration forms can be found online at www.swgrc.org.