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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Barr Hosts Congressional Youth Ambassador Program on Education and Leadership

Feb 10, 2015
Press Release

The third installment of the Congressional Youth Ambassador Program was recently held at Eastern Kentucky University, with a focus on education and team building.  Congressman Barr’s non-partisan program selects junior and senior high school student leaders from across the Sixth Congressional District to attend sessions as an ambassador on their school’s behalf. 

“It is such a pleasure having the opportunity to work with young leaders from across the Sixth District,” Barr said.  “I’m grateful to President Benson for allowing us to host this session at EKU – the students left with a unique understanding of the role that education plays in our community.  They had the opportunity to learn both about higher-education in the classroom, as well as knowledge that comes from experience, and understanding that both play a strong role in leadership development.”

The session included a panel discussion focused on leadership as well as individual breakout meetings with panelists.  The panel of speakers included President of Eastern Kentucky University Dr. Michael Benson; President of Kentucky State University Dr. Raymond Burse; President and CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College Dr. Augusta Julian; and Kentucky State Representative Ryan Quarles.