Free March 10 program offers empowerment skills


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A free, public conference March 10 will focus on “Empowerment: Building a Brighter Future for Youth.”

    The University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work is sponsoring the event with Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, an independent Catholic middle school.

    The Saturday morning event is about learning life-improvement skills. The sessions are open to all and geared to young people and adults such as educators, counselors and parents interested in their healthy development.

    The conference will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, 529 E. Liberty St. There is no registration, and lunch is provided afterward.

    Social work students who have been working with young people throughout Louisville organized the annual workshop, which features local leaders as speakers and role models.

    Topics will include career development, peer pressure, substance abuse, social media, self-esteem and healthy relationships.

    For more information, contact UofL social work professor Sharon Moore at 502-852-0751 or

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.