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Agenda KC leadership conference to be Nov. 21

Former H&R Block Chief Executive Officer Tom Bloch to deliver keynote address

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Youth Advocacy Office, a division of the City Manager's Office, will hold the Agenda KC leadership conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

The second annual conference is designed to ignite youth to create positive change in the community by transforming the way they look at personal development, education and involvement. Registration was available in advance and also will be available at the event.

More than 90 professionals representing a variety of professions and companies in the greater Kansas City area will conduct workshops from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colleges, businesses, corporations and youth service organizations will be on hand from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Exhibitors’ Hall.

Tom Bloch, former chief executive officer of H&R Block, will give the luncheon keynote address. Bloch stepped down from his duties at H&R Block in 1995 to become an inner city teacher. Bloch co-founded University Academy, a public charter school, and continues to teach seventh and eighth grade math.

This conference will give participants an opportunity to become more effective leaders in their workplaces and communities. The conference will focus on these six tracks: entrepreneurship, professional development, personal finance, civic and political engagement, personal development, and education and career exploration.

The City, Burns & McDonnell and Sprint are platinum sponsors for this event.

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Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Thalia Cherry, youth advocate in the City Manager's Office, (816) 513-1378.

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