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Legislation #: 060292 Introduction Date: 3/16/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS AND COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Honoring YouthBuild for its dedication to training of youth in the community.

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3/13/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/16/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 060292

 

Honoring YouthBuild for its dedication to training of youth in the community.

 

WHEREAS, YouthBuild is an affiliate of YouthBuild USA with over 200 operating programs throughout the United States with the Swope Community Builders YouthBuild program started in January 2001 in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, YouthBuild partners with the Full Employment Council, Della Lamb Social Services, Mazuma Credit Union and Swope Health Services with funding sources from the Ewing and Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Local Initiative Support Corporation, HUD, Home Depot, the Dunn Family Foundation, and Swope Community Builders; and

 

WHEREAS, YouthBuild is a youth training organization that takes young people between the ages of 18-24 that commit themselves to a ten month program of learning construction skills, completing requirements for a GED and receiving leadership training while constructing a new house from the ground up; and

 

WHEREAS, staff members for YouthBuild are Victor Martin, Director, Eric Garrison, Construction Manager, Oz Qureshi and Bernie Aguilera, Construction Trainers, Prentice Blackmon, Education Instructor, Amica Gomersall, Office Manager and Directors Assistant, with the following students: Steven Taylor, Brandon Reed, Jeremy Cochran, Romal Clark, Kenneth Ferrell, Richard Peters, Tim Jones, Brad Sanderson, Anthony Swopes, Madison McGinnis, Joshua Carter, Donnell Jones, Hieu Vuong, Dion Rose, Ken Murray, Courtney Graves, Daniel Sanders, James Cox, Joe Johnson and Jerome Brown; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor YouthBuild for its dedication to training of youth in the community; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the above listed people with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the hard work being done by both the faculty and students.

 

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