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Tallahassee Future Leader's Academy draws to a close

Tallahassee Future Leader's Academy draws to a close
Tallahassee Future Leader's Academy draws to a close
Posted at 11:02 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 08:12:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Future Leaders' Academy came to a close Friday night.

Middle school students spent their summer completing hands on learning with different businesses around the Capital City.

Not only did the program help employ Tallahassee's youth, but it also was an eight week program that provided them with two weeks of professional development and exposure to local colleges.

Students learn skills that can help them in the future and are provided with several certifications.

"Students learned multiple things through this program. A lot of them picked up leadership skills. A lot of them picked up responsibility through our financial literacy workshops that we provided," said Willie Williams. "A lot of them learned what to do with their money once they are actually paid from their various job locations."

Friday night, the youth were celebrated and were able to listen to words from State Representative Ramon Alexander and Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.