Youth in Ramsey County “Make it Happen!”

Pictured are several youth program participants, along with three HIRED YouthLEAD counselors.

This August, HIRED’s YouthLEAD staff attended the 9th annual YouthLEAD Celebration to recognize their clients who “Make it Happen!”  The event, held at Hmong American Partnership in St. Paul, was catered by former HIRED employee, Chef Jeff Riley.  The event also featured guest speaker Professor Nikema Levy-Pounds, director of the Community Justice Project; and showcased entertainment by current YouthLEAD participants.  

Always a fun and exciting event, the YouthLEAD celebration helped recognize the educational, leadership and employment accomplishments of participants in  the YouthLEAD program.  Pictured with the youth are HIRED YouthLEAD staff members Pa Nhia Lee (at left); Donald Walker (at podium); and Nate Kaselnak (at right).  Not pictured is program manager Jan West.  Funding for YouthLEAD is provided by Ramsey County WorkForce Solutions.