Book release celebrates youth voices July 10

The public is invited to join more than a two dozen young leaders as they celebrate the release of their book, “Out of the Mouths of Babes Volume III”, at a reception on Sunday, July 10 at 2 pm at the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland.

The youth, ages 15-19, will read aloud from their speeches, first presented as part of the Soapbox Speech Competition in November. Topics include Feminism, hypersexuality, bullying, animal abuse, violence, education disparities in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and discrimination. A reception will follow the readings, and copies of the book will be offered for sale for $15.

The youth are part of a leadership development program called Future Leaders of the World that challenges youth to take an active role in political processes, experience civics through active engagement in democratic activities outside the classroom, and transform schools, neighborhoods and cities through their insight and expertise. It is hosted by Cleveland State University and the East Cleveland Public Library.

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