Joe Reinecker and Kathy Crouch discuss the upcoming annual holiday dinner planned for the SKIL Resource Center. The annual event is one of the largest events in Southeast Kansas. "My Home for the Holidays" is planned to begin at 5:30 pm on December 2, 2016. The location is at the Parsons VFW located at the 105 Main St, Parsons, KS 67357
The Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (KSYLF) is currently searching for motivated young leaders to attend the seventeenth annual forum held July 10-15, 2017 at Washburn University in Topeka. We are also searching for adults to serve as volunteers for the week of the KSYLF.
The KSYLF is an annual conference that is heading into its seventeenth year serving students with disabilities across the state. During the forum, delegates enjoy a week full of learning, fun, friends, and, most of all, a new sense of empowerment! Through various large sessions, delegates are able to hear from community leaders on such topics as disability history, advocacy, goal setting, leadership, resources, and much more. Students are also able to share life experiences, goals, and ideas during breakout sessions with small groups. By week's end, all delegates will have stated their future plans and career goals in their very own Personal Leadership Plan.
Aside from large and small group sessions, students participate in a variety of fun activities as well. A trip to the Capitol is always a highlight of the week. Students are able to tour the Capitol building, as well as participate in a legislative activity in the Senate Chambers. Other activities include a mentor luncheon where delegates are paired with an adult from their area who has a similar career interest, and a talent show where participants are able to share their unique abilities with the group. Other fun activities include a recreation session, real life fair, a barbecue, and a dance, which is always a delegate favorite!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Parsons High School Vocational-Technology Building
3030 Morton, Parsons, Kansas
For Immediate Release, October 17, 2016
Contact: Wayne Gilmore, KLKC Peter Cook, Parsons Sun
Parsons, Ks – USD 503, Parsons Sun and KLKC Radio are hosting a Candidate Forum at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016, in the Parsons High School Vocational-Technology Building, 3030 Morton, Parsons, Kansas. The event will feature the race for 15th District Kansas State Senator that will be decided in the November 8th General Election. Democrat Chuck Schmidt of Independence and Republican Dan Goddard of Parsons have agreed to take part in the forum so area voters can learn more about where they stand on various issues.
Joe Reinecker and Mary Laskowski, the coordinator in thr Independence Kansas office discuss how advocacy is working together. The efforts of the individuals in the group and the community are working to improve housing and youth services in the area.
Joe Reinecker and Ed Veirs who is a coordinator in the Fredonia Kansas area discuss upcoming events in the community. Everyone is in invited to the annual customer appreciation picnic on Friday October 14th. The event starts at 5:00 PM at the Assembly of God church located at 1102 Washington.