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Class 28 of Leadership 2000 is raising funds to benefit Night Hoops, a program for inner city youth to promote healthy habits, provide mentoring, and give them a fun, safe environment to play basketball.  Night Hoops is a joint effort through the 8th St. YMCA and Associated Youth Services to reach out to youth who are at greater risk for engaging in criminal activity here in Kansas City, KS.

A fundraiser will be held on July 10th at Dave & Busters in The Legends from 5:30-7:30.  In addition to selling tickets to the event, the class is collecting silent auctions items.  The class goal is to raise $5000 for this program, which has true potential to change these young people’s lives.

If your organization is interested in donating a gift basket or single items, please contact Angela Dunn at (913)832-0571 to make arrangements.

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Leadership 2000, Wyandotte County Kansas

From its origins in 1985, the purpose of Leadership 2000 has been to develop the leadership potential of men and women in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Its flagship program, Leadership 2000, was created to identify, motivate and develop 2,000 new and emerging community leaders to help shape our community's future. Leadership 2000 classes are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated an interest in and a commitment to civic leadership. Through this program participants become aware of social and economic changes and the impact of such changes upon the local economy.

Establishment of Leadership 2000 was a response to the desire for more people to engage in the process of addressing important community issues rather than depending upon the same decision makers to do so. However, Leadership 2000 participants do not wait until after graduation to engage in this process. Each class participates in a project to benefit the community.

Over 650 individuals have participated in Leadership 2000 since 1986. In surveys conduced in 1992, 1997 and 2004, graduates have averaged one to two community involvements prior to their participation in Leadership 2000. After completing the program, they averaged five community involvements and one 'big' board position. Also, ninety percent of Leadership 2000 graduates volunteer their time in the community. The experiences provided by this special program have an impact not only on the participants, but also on their organizations and their communities. Participants are better informed, involved and more skilled in leadership as a result of their participation in Leadership 2000.


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