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GW to host youth summitGW will host D.C.’s Promise for Youth Summit Monday in the Marvin Center ballroom.

The local summit, led by Gen. Colin Powell, is a partnership with America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth, and is similar to President Clinton’s 1997 Clinton’s Service Summit held in Philadelphia.

Participants will include GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and Andre Hollis of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth aims to fulfill five basic promises essential for successful childhood development: a stable relationship with a caring adult, a safe after-school environment, a healthy start, a marketable skill through effective education and an opportunity to give back to the community, according to a University press release.

The summit is designed to “build and strengthen the character and competence of D.C.’s youth,” according to the release.

The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from noon to 4:45 p.m. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Amiko Matsumoto in the Office of Community Service at 994-5492.

Presidential candidate to address College Republicans

Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes will speak to College Republicans Tuesday in the Marvin Center.

Keyes was the ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council during the Reagan administration.

Keyes hosts a nationally syndicated call-in radio show, “The Alan Keyes Show: America’s Wake-Up Call.”

Keyes graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in government affairs and lives in Maryland.

The event will be held in Marvin Center room 410 at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Jill Gardner at 994-4895, or via e-mail at

-Kathryn Maese

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