Former YEP students to participate in MSU Public Affairs Conference

This week’s Community Foundation of the Ozarks takes a look at two alums of the Youth Empowerment Project of the Ozarks. This CFO program, which has chapters in 35 middle and high schools throughout the Ozarks (including Springfield), promotes grantmaking, fundraising and student-oriented philanthropy. This year, two alums of the program–Peter Carolla, a New York-based filmmaker, and Amber Cook, a Seymour graduate now living in Sweden, will be featured speakers or panelists at this year’s Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference. Carolla will screen his new documentary, “The One Who Builds,” on April 10 at the Plaster Student Union Theater. Cook, now working as a drug and alcohol therapist, will participate in panels on April 9 and 11.

You can read the column, authored by YEP coordinator Bridget Dierks, here.

The CFO’s column runs weekly in rotation with other organizations on the News-Leader’s new Community page, which is published daily. We appreciate this opportunity to share our work with News-Leader readers across the region.