State officials talk to ACTS students


State Sen. Luke Kenley and State Rep. Kathy Richardson, both of Noblesville, visited “A Chance To Serve” high school students from Hamilton County. (Photo by Maggie Herrington)

Noblesville Republicans State Sen. Luke Kenley and State Rep. Kathy Richardson spoke to 29 students from St. Theodore Guerin, Westfield and Hamilton Southeastern high schools April 11 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds. Kenley and Richardson talked about the importance of community service and volunteerism to “A Chance To Serve” students.

ACTS is a community youth leadership program where youth participate in a series of five daylong leadership training sessions covering leadership topics such as communication and consensus building. Purdue Extension Hamilton County partnered with local community leaders to provide an opportunity for the youth voice to be heard on boards and committees. At end of the program, participants are selected to serve on a youth serving board in their local community such as the YMCA, Youth as Resources, high school foundation boards and local hospital boards.