Louisville, KY (February 29, 2012) – America’s Promise Alliance will host its 2012 “Building a Grand Nation Summit” March 18-21 inWashington, D.C.. Among those in attendance will be Meyzeek Middle School student Blair Taylor. Taylor was one of 54 students selected from a nationwide list of applicants to receive a scholarship for the summit. At just 14, Taylor was one of the youngest to receive the scholarship
The summit highlights a multi-year campaign to curb high school drop-out rates and improve college readiness. Attendees will hear about local and regional efforts to increase graduation rates and take part in relevant discussion.
Among her many areas of school and community involvement, Taylor takes part in Meyzeek’s CLASP program. CLASP, an initiative of Family & Children’s Place, is an afterschool program that works with students in areas of academic success, character building and community engagement. Robert Fenwick, a Family & Children’s Place staff member, nominated Taylorand was not the least bit surprised to hear ofTaylor’s achievement. “I nominated Blair because of her positive attitude, tenacity and willingness to learn. This conference is a great opportunity for her to further develop her potential as a future leader in this community.”
A full list of scholarship recipients and their respective bios can be found via the following link:
Family and Children’s Place serves approximately 6,500 children and families annually, throughout Kentuckiana. The agency’s mission is to strengthen the community through healing the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect and promoting safe, healthy and stable families through research-based services. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.familyandchildrensplace.org or call 502.893.3900.