Dozens attend Marion County's 10th Annual Youth Day
In an effort to stop bullying and violence, Marion County’s Job Readiness Training Program (JRT) for teens held their 10th Annual Youth Day.
Kiersten White is a junior in high school and graduated from the JRT program.
She says the program prepared her and gave her confidence for her job and life after school.
The JRT's program youth day showcased local talent with teens dancing singing and motivational speaking.
This year’s youth day team was strengthening families through education.
White said the youth day is essential in bringing the community together.
"It’s really important that we do this and I’m glad that I’m here and I’m glad so many other people are here participating in it because it shows other people that you can come out and even small things like this can become bigger things and we can come out and we can do more for the community and just try to do better," White said.
Up to $2,500 in awards were handed out to local students and families who are doing good deeds in the community thanks to the Marion County Youth Day Organization.