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Teenagers Leave Fort Worth Summit Empowered to Change Their Communities

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    Fort Worth Teens Empowered by Youth Advisory Summit

    Fort Worth played host over the weekend to hundreds of teenagers focused on making their communities better. It was the largest turnout on record for the 19th annual summit. (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019)

    Fort Worth played host over the weekend to hundreds of teenagers focused on making their communities better.

    High school students from across Texas took part in a two-day leadership summit sponsored by the Texas Municipal League.

    The students are members of Youth Advisory Commissions set up in cities across the state to give local leaders fresh perspective on various issues.

    It was the 19th year for the annual summit and organizers said it was the largest turnout ever with 400 students representing 50 Texas cities.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    Daphne Brookins, who oversees the youth programs for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, told NBC 5 after attending a similar event in Abilene two years ago, she was "inspired and determined" to bring the event to her city.

    Brookins said a partnership between Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College and several other businesses and organizations made the weekend happen.

    In one of the breakout sessions, students learned the basics of first aid and how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    Brookins said, "this is actually the first time they've been able to take some life-saving training back to their communities to help out and become game changers."

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