April Message from the Executive Director

April is a month to celebrate--to celebrate all our new applicants for the Class of celebrate our 2018 adult leaders who will participate in our festive and fun Arts Day...and to celebrate our youth leaders who will focus on building a healthy community.  Adding improving spring weather and April quickly becomes a fan favorite for our program.  Our program, in its 36th year, will keep “blooming” to bring a new cohort of leaders committed to inspiring healing (our characteristic of the month), to show kindness and to help build our community. While the adult program regenerates, the youth program is still reaching out to our high school youth – YLS application deadline is May 15, applications available on our website. April is always a rejuvenating month for us across the board highlighted by our famous Arts Walk supported by the Spokane Arts Council. The leadership journey continues and it remains promising. We believe to the core that leadership never stops. Our tireless goal . . . deliver more dedicated leaders in 2018 and 2019! That is our mission; that is our calling. We are here for Spokane, we are here for others. We know that Leadership matters . . . Spokane matters . . . and citizenship matters. We are three-decades strong and getting stronger. Our distinguished Board of Directors and Ms. Ruth Reynolds, Ms. Jaxon Riley and I are committed to building upon our proud past for a fantastic future. Leadership Lights the Way! – Brian Newberry