Lieutenant Governor Forest to Discuss Education with Teens at the Harris YMCA

Sponsored by the Harris YMCA and the Drive Organization, the Drive Program empowers kids and teens to learn technology skills to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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Lieutenant Governor Forest to Discuss Education with Teens at the Harris YMCA

This event, along with our youth programs, encourages career development planning for teens and inspires them to become volunteers or political leaders.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 08, 2013

Lt. Governor Dan Forest will speak to students at the Harris YMCA on November 12 to encourage exploration of technology and promote career development. The students are part of Drive, a multi-dimensional learning program that meets at the Harris YMCA.

Drive is designed to introduce kids to computer programming, web design, social media and digital marketing and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. In addition to students in the eight-week Drive program, Lt. Gov. Forest will also speak to teens from the Y’s Teen Leaders and Youth & Government clubs.

“This event, along with our youth programs, encourages career development planning for teens and inspires them to become volunteers or political leaders,” said Adam Esmaeel, Harris YMCA teen director.

During the event, Forest will share his leadership experiences to reinforce education and inspire career development.

Lt. Gov. Forest will speak at 6:00 P.M. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 P.M. For more information about the event, please contact Adam Esmaeel, Teen & Youth Development Director at the Harris YMCA, at (704) 716-6910 or email him at adam.esmaeel@ymcacharlotte.org. For information regarding Drive, please contact their Marketing Director, Bethany Khashman via email at BKhashman@imagineteam.com.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 139 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymcacharlotte.org.


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    YMCA Greater Charlotte
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