Doing the Right Thing 2012

Doing the right thing youth expoThis Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Louisville Urban League and Fourth Street Live will be hosting the 12th annual “Doing the Right Thing” Youth Expo. This is an event for the whole family to showcase Louisville’s super youth services by addressing youth achievement and access to resources while celebrating youth who are “doing the right thing.” The Louisville Urban League Mission is to assist African Americans, other minority groups, and the disadvantaged to attain social and economic equality and stability through direct services and advocacy. This organization has been active in our community since 1921 and has provided services to more than 12,000 annually. This will be the 12th “Doing the Right Thing” Youth Expo and is one of many ways in which the Louisville Urban League brings local youth together to increase pride and appreciation for student achievement.

This year’s expo will exhibit booths promoting opportunities for youth and families to get more involved locally in activities that reflect the idea of “Doing the Right Thing.” The celebration also features a “Doing the Right Thing” Oratorical Competition which is a public speaking contest designed to inspire and motivate youth to be actively engaged in key civic affairs. Exceptional individuals or youth groups will be publically recognized at this event for their actions, attitude, and ideas that inspire their peers to act in accordance with the theme of the expo. For your entertainment, there will be a “Louisville’s Got Talent” Showcase featuring talented youth and youth groups who present positive, up-lifting performances. There is sure to be something for everyone since choirs, musicians, artists, singers, poets, dancers, rappers, and a variety of performers will be featured.

The event takes place from 12:00 to 4:00 at Fourth Street Live this Saturday. Everyone is invited to come early to participate in the Walk to Defeat Childhood Obesity at 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Craig Walker at cwalker@lul.org or at (502) 566-3380.