Mayor Henry’s Youth Engagement Council to showcase young talent

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Mayor Henry’s Youth Engagement Council to Showcase Young Talent
Teens Initiate, Organize and Plan Debut Event
Sponsors Sought

(March 7, 2011) – On April 30, 2011 Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC) , in partnership with Indiana Tech , will host the first “Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous” event at Parkview Field. Created to give teens a place to interact and enjoy downtown Fort Wayne, this free night of entertainment will include live bands, dance groups, acoustic performers and other talented teen acts. The show starts at 5:00 pm with the final act taking place at 9:00pm.

This event follows the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day 2011 which takes place from 1pm to 4pm. The goal of Healthy Kids Day is to offer kids and families a chance to engage in active play, have fun and access healthy living resources in our community.

MYEC is an all teen, volunteer council dedicated to service-learning, leadership and engagement with citizens in the Fort Wayne area. Members of MYEC encourage the youth of Fort Wayne to become involved in their community through government and participation in community events. “Engaging the youth of our community not only provides them with a voice in daily decisions, but creates a bond with others that further increases the dedication to making our City better every day,” Mayor Henry stated.


Performance Acts
MYEC is searching for talented teens in music, dance, art and other areas to perform or display their work at the Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous event. To be considered for inclusion, teens must submit their information to

MYEC is also looking to include vendors and organizations highlighting other talents and information related to teen interests along the concourse of Parkview Field. Organizations and vendors interested in participating should email Kerri at

This event would not be possible without sponsors. MYEC has been reaching out to the community for various sponsors to help make a one of a kind event. Those interested in supporting this event that need more information, can call Kerri Przemielewski at (260)452-4396. All sponsors will receive individual recognition according to specific sponsorship levels.

For further information about this event, please contact Kerri Przemielewski, Mayor’s Youth Liaison, via email at or (260) 452-4396.

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