Club motivates Rockford teens to become leaders on President's Day
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Leadership for peace was the focus for one Rockford youth club on President's Day.
The YES Club, which stands for Young Eagles Success, held its annual President's Day school's out event.
The goal was to reach out to young people in the community and show them the importance of being a leader.
Organizers say that message comes at a pivotal time in the lives of young people and for Rockford.
"Someday the young people that we're working with now will be our leaders," said Dianna Cole, the YES Club Director of Education. "As our leaders, we're really concerned as we look at what's going on with young people with the crime and the violence so we're trying to grab these young folks and teach them good and how to take that good and help lead others."
The YES Club says it's growing and hopes to leave lasting impressions on young people in the community.