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Vote and help 1,000 young people gain internships in Kansas City

The City of Kansas City, Mo., requests your support for local youth, in its quest to secure a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to fund internships for 1,000 young people. All you have to do is cast your vote at to show your support.

The Pepsi Refresh Project ( will award more than $20 million in 2010 to move communities forward. Pepsi will fund projects that make a difference in six categories: Health, Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter, The Planet, Neighborhoods and Education.

Youth Commissioner, Michaela Curls was instrumental in submitting the “Help save 1,000 young people in Kansas City - Bright Future internships" project idea to help young people in Kansas City. Curls played an integral role in several initiatives coordinated by with her class of commissioners who wanted to leave a legacy for future young people.

“Everyone who is interested in supporting young people can contribute to this effort,” said Councilman Ed Ford. “This is definitely an innovative way to support young people with meaningful employment experiences.”

Vote for the project at

Media inquiries about the Pepsi Project should be directed to Thalia Cherry, City Manager’s Office, 816-513-1378.

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