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The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area will host a presentation on raising good citizens Thursday, Sept. 16.

Just like children are taught to brush their teeth, eat healthy foods, exercise and get enough sleep, they also need help to develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to participate in civic life.

Join the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Ripon Area Thursday at 7 p.m. for a program partnership in Minnesota which is providing information on civic life. Questions will be asked through a chat function.

The program may be viewed on the Ripon Channel YouTube page or the LWV of the Ripon Area Facebook page to learn

The YMCA Center for Youth Voice has developed cause-driven leaders through programs and experiences that build character and confidence.

Individuals may come and learn about a possible new partnership between the YMCA Center for Youth Voice and the Wisconsin Alliance of YMCAs, including information on how they and their organization can help increase participation and impact in Wisconsin youth in government.

The presentation, “Instilling Civic Values in Young People,” will be led by Amy Anderson, executive director of the YMCA Center for Youth Voice.

The center was created to help build civic literacy and provide leadership experiences for the next generation of K-12 students. LWV of the Ripon Area is ready and available to provide information for youth to register to vote.Those interested in understanding the process of registration may email lwvriponarea@gmail.com.

Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in management roles, helping organizations achieve their objectives.

Her work has included managing teams of program consultants who worked with K-12 schools nationwide to reduce their energy use and costs; designing and leading executive leadership cohorts with K-12 administrators, as well as facilitating workshops on effective school board governance; and working as the director of marketing for the University of Minnesota.

Anderson has a master of arts degree from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of arts degree from the College of St. Benedict.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. It was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt who was born in Ripon.

For more information on the local League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area, visit its Facebook page, email lwvriponarea@gmail.com or call Ellen Sorensen at 920-960-3397.

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