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May 6 / Julie Alter-Kay

WSU students are encouraged to attend the White House Young America series regional conference on May 22th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge- Student Center on the campus of University of Detroit Mercy.

In conjunction with the Millennium Momentum Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, The White House Young America Series are regional conferences held across the country this spring. They are designed to connect Obama Administration officials with young community, civic, non-profit and business leaders to discuss issues critical to young Americans and identify solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The goals for this conference are:

• Relationship Building—The conference will establish a space where young leaders can meaningfully engage and interact with officials from the Obama Administration on diverse policy areas that affect their community.

• Sharing Ideas— Participants will raise policy and programmatic areas of importance. Also, participants will identify local success stories and practices in policy areas that could benefit other communities across the country.

• Working Together—The conference will allow participants to connect with each other and Obama Administration officials to share tools and community solutions that can be leveraged to address larger issues. Participants and Administration officials will work together to identify and develop opportunities for collaboration between the Administration and other leaders from across their community and across the country.

• Obama Administration 101— The conference will ensure that participants gain a deeper understanding of the Administration’s work, learn how they can connect with the Federal Government at the local level, and plan for the work yet to be done.

The forum at University of Detroit Mercy is part of a multi-city series designed to bridge the President’s vision with the needs of young people by connecting them with the local and national resources and networks they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The event is free of charge, but pre-event registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP by May 15, 2012 at this website: http://www.udmercy.edu/institute/whitehouse/rsvp/index.htm

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