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Youth conference sparks young professionals, community leaders


The future of Bandera County lies in the hands of our youth. To help the next generation become leaders in the community, Bandera County Farm Bureau is inviting local high school students to apply for the annual Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Youth Leadership Conference (YLC).
YLC is a unique opportunity for students to engage themselves in patriotism, free enterprise and leadership qualities.
"We encourage our youth to participate in learning how our U.S. Constitution works, and also to engage with other Texas youth to develop strong leadership skills," Barbara Mazurek, Bandera County Farm Bureau president, said.
YLC is set for June 12-16 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
Students entering their junior or senior year of high school as of August 2017 are eligible to attend.
Students will attend breakout sessions on professionalism, public speaking, goal-setting, money management, and hear from career professionals on the basis of our free enterprise system and government relations.
"YLC is a great way for youth to establish lifelong friendships with other high school students across Texas, "Barbara said. "Students will learn things they may not learn in school. They will be able to take those lessons and apply them as they enter college of their future careers."
All students who participate in the YLC are eligible to apply for college scholarships by participating in the Free Enterprise Speech contest the following fall.
An application can be found at TexasFarmBureau.org under the Youth Opportunities tab at the Bandera County Farm Bureau office. Applications are due to the county office by May 1.