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IMPACT OF YLF Page 3

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“I Can Wholeheartedly Say That Day Changed My Life” Elise Turner Stockman illuminates the impact of Youth Leadership Forum on her career and classroom Then: Sophomore, Leeds High School; Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Class of 2013 Now: Third-grade teacher, Leeds Elementary School “I prepared for my YLF interview for weeks. My school counselor told me how great the program was and that it was selective.

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FINDING HER VOICE Page 3

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Finding Her Voice Andrea Smith reflects on the gift of perspective Andrea Smith (’12) recalls that her Leadership Birmingham group project was “all about preserving perspectives.” She and fellow members created a presentation in which they narrated stories from Birmingham’s civil rights movement. But many of the voices they featured weren’t the familiar ones from history books.

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COVID’S CRITICAL DECISIONS Page 3

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COVID’s Critical Decisions The unprecedented challenges of a pandemic have led to tough choices for many alumni. Mark Wilson (’13), Jefferson County’s health officer, and Bobbie Knight (’06), Miles College president, walk us through their most consequential decisions.

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WISDOM AND LAUGHTER Page 3

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Wisdom and Laughter Remembering Elise Penfield When Leadership Birmingham’s second executive director passed away in July, alumni recalled her passionate energy, high expectations, and ability to command a room and connect people. They also celebrated her warm smile, kindness and openness, and her quick wit.

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WORDS WITH FRIENDS Page 3

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Words with Friends Alumni continue a conversation about Birmingham’s challenges and opportunities A judge, a priest, a provost, a president, and a management consultant walk into a room. It sounds like the beginning of a funny story.

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What will you do? Page 3

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Remember and revisit the actions and stories of people who changed the world in Birmingham…

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January 2020 E-News Page 3

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Fall 2019 Newsletter Page 3

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Winter 2018 Newsletter Page 3

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