HOUSTON –Sofia Adrogué (Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.) and Caroline Baker Hurley (295th Judicial Court, Harris County), Co-Founders & Co-Chairs, present once again their Youth Leadership Forum for Houston’s Youth at Rice University from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2013. The motto is to Engage, Educate & Empower—By Service We Lead.
The annual one-day event for high school students draws 300 of Houston’s aspiring leaders from a cross-section of Houston schools including Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston, Chinquapin College
Preparatory School, AAMA’s George I. Sanchez Charter High School, Hall High School, Project GRAD, YES Preparatory Public Schools as well as St. John’s School, among others. Past participants include students from Aspiring Youth, CCISD Schools, HISD Schools, and The Kinkaid School.
The Leadership Forum offers area youth a critical opportunity to gain a litany of valuable lessons: (i) insight from emerging and established leaders in our community; (ii) knowledge about our local and national government; (iii) an understanding of how community organizations are shaping futures; and, finally, (iv) a realization that with education and hard work, our youth can accomplish their dreams. This year’s program allows students to interact with elected officials, business professionals and community leaders to discuss leadership, success and life. Notable participants this year include: The Hon. Eva Guzman, Hon. Sylvester Turner, Marlen Esparza, Baby Jay, and Jean Lopez.
Past participants including the Hon. Annise Parker, Hon. Sylvia Garcia, Hon. James A. Baker III, Hon. Wallace Jefferson, among others.