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Students Conference on Preparing for Their Futures
Students Conference on Preparing for Their Futures


More than 100 Clark County students had a chance to learn about preparing for their future during the 12th annual African-American Youth Leadership Conference Friday.

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly hosted the conference at the West Las Vegas Library as part of Black History Month.

The conference features workshops on a wide range of topics, including money management social responsibility, goal setting and advancing education.

"We have to try and grab as many of them as we can and say, 'hello, there is life after high school, and there is this place out there called the real world, and guess what? You are standing right at the front door of it, and if you don't take what's being offered here, it will gobble you up and spit you out,'" Commissioner Weekly said.

Principals from around southern Nevada selected the students to participate in the conference.

"Anything is possible. They reiterate that here, and I think that is a strong principle kids need to learn," Stanley Blake, a senior at Advanced Technologies Academy, said.

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