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Rockford-area high school students ages 14-18 are invited to “Brighter Future ‘14’,” the annual Youth Summit hosted by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). The event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at Rockford University’s Burpee Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
With a Neon Dance Party theme, the event will feature the Rockford Hip Hop Congress, whose performances promote using the arts to make social and economic change.
The event will also include Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) as a featured speaker, a resource fair, information about summer job opportunities for youth, refreshments and prizes. Admissions are free.
The MYAC is composed of area high school-age youth whose mission is to engage and empower Rockford’s high school youth to affect positive change for themselves, their families and their community.
MYAC is funded by a Community Services Block Grant program through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. For more information, contact Annie Hobson of the City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, at (815) 967-4038.
Posted April 16, 2014