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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 5, 2009

Aim4Peace begins enrollment for Life Skills Learning Project

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aim4Peace: Movement to Stop the Shooting, an initiative of the City Manager’s Office, is now enrolling community residents interested in participating in the Aim4Peace Life Skills Learning Project.

The project is a 12-week course focusing on enhancing cognitive awareness, attitudes, problem-solving, communication and job preparation/obtainment skills. Beginning Feb. 17, there will be two separate classes held each week, one Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and one Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Class space is limited and the enrollment period ends Feb. 13.

The project is an opportunity for ex-offenders, gang members and high-risk individuals between the ages of 18-40 to get verified employment prospects, gifts sponsored by local businesses, studio time and other benefits upon completion of the program.

“This course is a great venue for our workers to reach out to the community by facilitating leadership and personal development,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said. “It is an investment to help residents shape their own lives, ensure their financial future and create a stronger, healthier community.”

For more information about the Aim4Peace Life Skills Learning Project or how to enroll, call Tracie L. McClendon-Cole at (816) 513-7902 or (816) 335-5994, or visit http://www.kcmo.org/aim4peace.

    
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