Youth Scholarships Available for Cedar County Leadership Program

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Stephanie Fritz,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
LYONS, NE - There is still time to register for the third and final phase of the Learning to Lead in Cedar County Program. And for 9th through 12th graders who want to attend the program, scholarship opportunities are available.
The final phase of the program will begin with "Community Growth Matters" presented by Mary Plettner and Nancy Schultz from NPPD. It will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m at the Hartington Public Library. This program will teach why growth is key to sustaining rural communities and how economic development professionals help grow communities.

The program will wrap up on Tuesday, May 26 with the last session "Leading Local Economic Development." It will be presented by Carroll Welte from UNL Extension Services in Burt County. This program looks at why staying focused on economic development goals is critical to community growth and success.

The deadline to register for Phase III is Friday, May 8. Registrations can be dropped off or mailed to the City of Hartington, Economic Development, 107 West State Street, PO Box 427, Hartington NE 68739. The registration fee of $15 covers meals and material costs. (Registrants are asked to make checks payable to Hartington Economic Development.)
Programs will be held from 6-9 at the Hartington Public Library.

For more information and high school students interested in scholarships, contact Carla Becker at or call 402-254-6357, 402-640-6747 or Elaine Arens at or call 402-254-6505 or 402-254-3507.

This project is funded in part by grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and USDA Rural Development administered by the City of Hartington Economic Development, Village of Fordyce and the Center for Rural Affairs.
The Center for Rural Affairs is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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