(April 28, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Youth Summit to Take Place at Centenary College May 15

SHREVEPORT, La.—Local high school students are called to take part Saturday, May 15 in the third annual 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 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The day will begin with breakfast and registration followed by a series of speakers and workshops. Speakers will include Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, motivational speaker Ron Anderson and other inspiring young people already creating a social impact.

The GUTS Summit is open and free to all students entering grades 9-12 in August 2010. To register, simply e-mail www.generationunitedtosucceed.webs.com 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.

For more information, contact Niha Jain at email.

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 celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.