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Alvin Huff Takes Leadership Steps in State Capital

(Milledgeville, GA) October 7, 2004 – Georgia Military College ninth grader, Alvin Huff recently participated in the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) from September 30 to October 3, 2004 in Atlanta. NYLSC is a leadership development program aimed at ninth grade students who distinguish themselves from their peers with leadership potential and a history of academic achievement.

The theme of this year’s conference was Courageous Leadership, and as such, Huff and fellow participants worked toward building a “toolkit” of strategies to help successfully dream create, and implement plans that will change how they view their role as leaders in their communities.

“The steps each person takes in discovering his or her own leadership strengths can be a very personal process,” said Mike Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), the organization that sponsors NYLSC. “The National Young Leaders State Conference help students like Alvin get at the heart of their innate talents and skills, and also help them identify how best they can serve within their communities.”

Taking place in the state capitals of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas, the NYLSC curriculum focuses on an introspective and highly personalized assessment of each participant’s leadership skills and abilities. The students are challenged to step forward in a manner that is decisive and confidently grasp the concepts of leadership, and to act upon their dreams of making a difference in the world while maintaining the courage of their convictions.

The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, the Council is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential. More than 400 members of the U.S. Congress join this commitment by serving on the CYLC Honorary Board of Advisors.