Recognize outstanding citizens by nominating them for Reflections of Character Award

Lee’s Summit community members are encouraged to nominate individuals demonstrating strength of character for the annual Reflections of Character Award. The awards program is sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES, a non-profit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting.

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LS CARES seeks high-school students willing to share perspectives on youth mental health & wellness

High-school students from the Lee’s Summit area are invited to share their opinions about youth mental health and wellness at four community forums.

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Prestigious KC metro youth talent competition to host auditions April 18

Talented young people from throughout the Kansas City area are encouraged to audition for Got Talent, the metro area’s premier youth talent competition. Auditions will be April 18 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, and interested individuals may sign up at LSTalent.com.

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Character Breakfast will recognize 'everyday heroes'

Everyday heroes from throughout the community will be honored at the annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast, scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Road. The popular annual event, hosted by Lee’s Summit CARES, typically includes a sellout crowd of close to 700 attendees.

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Teens offer their perspectives to local business leaders & parents

It’s not easy being a teen. Never has been. But are the difficulties facing today’s youth harder than the previous generation’s? Or the one before that? Is it harder today than it was for their parents? What’s it like being a teen in 2018.

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