(August 4, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Youth Summit to Take Place August 9

SHREVEPORT, La.—Local high school students are called to take part Saturday in the second Generation United to Succeed Summit at Centenary College.

The GUTS Council of Shreveport, a youth community service organization, is sponsoring the free event to motivate and inspire students to make a difference in the community. The Summit will take place in the Kilpatrick Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The day will begin with breakfast and registration followed by a series of speakers and workshops. Speakers will include a Caddo Magnet High graduate and former United Nations employee; Centenary College Provost and Dean of Students Dr. Darrel Colson; and motivational speaker Bonnie Dubin.

Lunch will be provided, along with fun activities and a radio disc jockey.

The GUTS Summit is open and free to all students entering grades 9-12 in August 2008. To register, simply e-mail email with your name, high school, and grade level.

The GUTS Council is a youth community service organization that has been active in Northwest Louisiana since January 2006. Formerly known as the YWCA Youth Board, this organization consists of 25 young leaders - students representing various Caddo Parish high schools - which design and implement novel service projects.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.