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Have a Great Summer!

Another year flies by and we say goodbye to another great group of seniors. We will definitely miss their smiles, laughter and ambition.

We had such a fun year of programming and next year is already in the works! We are so excited for all of the great new topics selected by our very own Leadership Network!

In this newsletter, check out some of our upcoming dates and review our most recent happenings. Until the next year, we wish everyone a happy and safe summer!

2017-2018 Leadership Network Schedule

New Topics, New Schools for Next Year!

Don't miss a single meeting next year! Mark your calendars now. Email ataylor@ctorum.org for a PDF of the schedule.

Senior Send Off at Hartford Public High School

Graduating seniors were recognized, reflected on their YF experience and shared hopes for their future! Check out some of the pictures taken at Hartford Public High School.

Program Manager Alex Taylor looks on as seniors share their final goodbyes with YF underclassmen.

Bacon Academy Senior Dan shares his thoughts about being a graduate to be!

The entire group poses for one last shot together before summer break.

Leadership Network students posed with YF staff before they all hopped on their busses!

R.I.S.E. Above Campaign

48 students from three diverse high schools (CT River Academy, Windsor High School and Hartford Public High School) presented to their freshman classes this May and June to promote the R.I.S.E. Above Campaign for violence free schools. Thank you to Connecticut Health Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful program!

The goal of RISE is for schools to feel safer and more secure, free of fear, and that learning will be made easier because of students being actively involved in violence prevention efforts.

Take the pledge today!

I pledge to
• RESPECT everyone that I meet, and
• INTERVENE whenever I can, to
• SUPPORT those in need of my help, and
• EMPOWER our school to end all forms of violence.

YF Program Associate Skylar Ives gives a pep talk to students before they present to their freshman class.

R.I.S.E. Above leaders presented to their freshman classes this May/June 2017.

After each presentation, students signed a special banner and received their R.I.S.E. Above wristband and pledge card.

Thank you to Hartford Public High School for completing the first presentation!