A group of students from around the area is honored with a special ceremony.
Nearly two dozen high school students from various schools in the area attended a graduation ceremony. The students graduating an eight-week leadership program hosted by the Youth Leadership Institution of Erie.
Through the course, at-risk teens get training skills crucial for a successful future. Edison Nicholson of the YLIE says, “We’ve seen a lot of young people over the years really come to the conclusion that they need to start thinking about their future. A lot of young people today wait until the 12th grade, perhaps into college to start actually thinking about what it is that they would like to do.”
Schember and State Senator Dan Laughlin also attending the event, congratulating the students on their hard work.