'Our Voices Matter' Encourages Local Students to Make a Difference

July 17, 2014

Students from across Central Virginia attended an event at Burley Middle School Thursday.

The focus of the event was to get students thinking about ways to improve their lives and the lives of others.

The event, called Our Voices Matter, focuses on character building, communication and responsibility.

Event organizers say the most important thing is to get kids feeling like they can make a difference in their community.

“We definitely need our young people to realize that they need to get involved, they are important, and they do matter,” says Alex Zan. “So this is a very significant event due to what’s going on in today's society. And all voices, regardless of who you are, where you come from. You matter, and your voice matters.”

Today's activities included speeches from award winners, young entrepreneurs, and entertainment form singers and jugglers.

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