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Florida: Coalition Offering Youth Leadership Programs

September 12, 2013

A Miami Gardens, Fla., community-based advocacy group is offering youth programs to build leadership, promote life and employment skills, and curb high-risk sexual behaviors. The North Dade Youth and Family Coalition (NDYFC) sponsors the two afterschool programs, which are open to teenagers.

The coalition's 12-week "All 4 You" program is intended to decrease sexual risk behaviors associated with STDs, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. This program offers free educational field trips and workshops in life skills, job readiness skills, and community service outreach.

The "Future Young Leaders" program runs the entire 10 months of the school year and promotes leadership abilities and empowers teens to foster positive change in their communities. The program concentrates on personal and leadership development, community participation, public policy, and computer technology. The program also sponsors interactive workshops and field trips, and concludes with a youth-led public service community project that they present to their peers.

Both programs offer high school community service hours as well as free transportation and incentives to participants. For more details, call (786) 520–4136 or e-mail

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South Florida Times (Ft. Lauderdale)

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