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Kirkwood High School Juniors Participate in the Youth Leadership St. Louis Program

Kirkwood High School juniors Simon Araneta and Earl Byrd participated in the Youth Leadership St. Louis program and participated in a graduation ceremony held Wednesday, May 1st at the University of Missouri St. Louis.


Founded in 1989, Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) is an internationally recognized program that informs, connects, prepares and empowers St. Louis area youth to become civic and community leaders. Each year, YLSL brings together high school juniors from public, private, parochial and charter schools from across the region, as well as community organizations. Each program day immerses the students into regional issues, giving them the opportunity to connect and learn from community leaders, collaborate with their peers and put their leadership skills into action.