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March 26, 2014

Roberto Clemente League partners with YMCA

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LAWRENCE - The City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force is launching a Lawrence Youth Council this summer.

The purpose of the council is to empower caring youth dedicated to personal development and service leadership to promote health equity and social justice.

The task force is open to residents ages15 to 21, who are enrolled in or have completed high school. In order to apply, they must serve 12—15 hours monthly during the year.

Participants will learn team-building and leadership skills, develop and facilitate youth related initiatives, as well as acquire workplace skills they can use in their future educational, professional or personal development.

For more information about the Lawrence Youth Council contact Elecia Miller at emiller@cityoflawrence.com or call her at 978-620-3527. Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to her by May 2, at Community Development Department, 225 Essex St., third floor, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Dominican Olympic gold medalist to visit Lawrence

LAWRENCE - Dominican track and field Olympic gold medalist Felix Sanchez will be visiting Lawrence where Mayor Daniel Rivera will present him with a ceremonial key to the city Friday at City Hall.

Sanchez earned the Olympic gold medal in both Athens 2004 and London 2012 games.

“This is really a great thing,” Rivera said. “Felix Sanchez is a great success story. He is a man that fought against the odds and proved everyone wrong. I can relate to him. Lawrence can relate to him.”

Mayor Rivera will present Sanchez with a proclamation documenting his athletic dedication and success, and award him with a key to the city at 2:45 p.m. in the City Hall foyer

“Felix’s comeback in the Olympic arena is similar to the comeback we are striving for as we make Lawrence better. I look forward to welcoming Felix to our community.” Sanchez’s visit to Lawrence was organized and funded by Casa Dominicana in collaboration with the Lawrence Dominican/American business owners.

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