Mayor DuPree says his mission during Saturday night's banquet in Quitman was to talk about ways youth in the area can thrive by making them aware of opportunities that are available to them.
He says it is important to work hard in order to make a difference in the community. DuPree tells us that can also be done through goal setting and prioritizing. He says it is important for every community to take time to mentor their youth.
"You know, all the time you hear about bad things that kids are maybe into," DuPree says. "It's good to talk about the good things that kids do, young people do. It promotes good things."
"We just have special emphasis on our young people because we want them to succeed in life," National Council of Negro Women representative Ella Young says.
Young also tells us her organization organizes activities throughout the year to make that happen. If you would like more information about the Clarke County section of the National Council of Negro Women, you can contact Ella Young at 601-776-6728.