Morgan’s LeadYoung Story


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Morgan is calling on students to join her for a project called “Youth 4 Change.” Sudents will work to create opportunities for Paducah’s black citizens in six areas:
1 Increase employment opportunities
2 Grow home ownership opportunities
3 Promote minority business ownership opportunities
4 Build partnerships and programs with judicial system
5 Launch educational initiative
6 Launch Minority Youth Development Program

She is being mentored by Paducah NAACP President JW Cleary. He led the work to identify what priorities would best serve the needs of Paducah’s black citizens.

“People may ask, why her?,” said Guess. “I say, why not me? I want to be a part of positive change, and I believe my generation is ready to lead. We need people to raise their hands and mine is in the air. It will take all of us, working together, to create a more inclusive and compassionate community.”

Students will lead the work with adult members of the community working beside them as mentors and coaches. “We need business leaders, teachers, ministers, coaches, and our neighbors to help us grow our leadership skills and to help us identify resources in our community. We will ask for their help to locate the state and federal opportunities we need to advance this work,” Guess added.
Guess believes that diversity is a fundamental element in the work of any community wishing to secure a successful future. “We can do so much more for our community and our neighborhoods if we incorporate diversity into our everyday lives,” Guess commented. “Diversity pushes away hate and fosters kindness. There is a place for every citizen to participate."

Students and members of the community who wish to participate, can click on the link below to access contact information and to identify which area they wish to share their talents.
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