Packers invite Madison middle school students to attend 'Empower' leadership event Aug. 16

Free event at Breese Stevens Field aimed at inspiring Madison students; Day-long event will feature keynote speaker, Packers alumnus Antonio Freeman

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The Green Bay Packers, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and the Urban League of Greater Madison, are inviting middle school students in the Madison area to join the team for "Empower," a leadership event aimed at inspiring students to be positive leaders, on Aug. 16.

The free, day-long event will take place at Breese Stevens Field at 917 E. Mifflin Street in Madison from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a variety of fun leadership activities and programs aimed at encouraging students who will be in sixth through ninth grade for the 2022-23 school year to be their best selves and create positive changes in their communities.

The event also will include a presentation from keynote speaker and Packers alumnus Antonio Freeman, along with lunch and free t-shirts for participants. The event is fully funded by the Packers; there is no cost for the students to attend.

Parents, teachers and community leaders are asked to encourage their middle school students to participate. To register, please visit packers.formstack.com/forms/empowermadison2022 and be sure to register by July 29, as space is limited.

"We're excited to partner with two great organizations to support youth in our community," said Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson. "BGCA focuses on empowering youth to stand up as leaders for what is right and ensure everyone feels important, and we know youth will walk away from this event inspired and empowered to do so."

"We are thrilled to work with both the Green Bay Packers and the Boys and Girls Club to empower youth in the Greater Madison Area," said Urban League of Greater Madison's CEO, Ruben L. Anthony, Jr., Ph.D. "Youth leadership has long been an important component of the ULGM's programming, and we are excited to continue this work on August 16."

The event is part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the team's all-encompassing community outreach initiative that includes the Green Bay Packers Foundation, appearances made by players, alumni, coaches and staff, football outreach, cash and in-kind donations, Make-A-Wish visits, and community events. The annual overall charitable impact of Packers Give Back exceeds $9 million.

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