A Celebration of Youth & Community

posted by: Beth Erskine
Last Updated: 15 November 2016
Created: 02 August 2016

For the past several years, Youth Leadership Academy, a program of Leadership Academy of Madison County, has partnered with South Madison Community Foundation (and several of their donors) to enhance our youth program.  We are very grateful for their support and faith in our program.  In celebration of leaders and readers for Madison County, we partnered with them to celebrate 20 years of Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) and South Madison Community Foundation's five year anniversary with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Why not have a community-wide celebration together, we asked?  And, what a celebration it was!  Kevin Belton, celebrity New Orleans chef, flew in to dazzle us with his BIG recipes and BIG smile - all 6'9" of him!  Our guests were entertained and served by none other that our Youth Leadership Academy alums and current participants.  Click here to see fun photos from the evening.  

The next time your community or organization has a need, might there be someone that you could partner or collaborate with?  Who else is serving the same people, the same need, the same mission?  How can you work together to have an even greater impact?  Think about it and then go on out there and Grow.Serve.Lead.



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