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Indiana Youth Institute shares civic engagement activities for all ages

IYI President and CEO Tami Silverman
Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman

A few weeks ago we celebrated our nations Independence Day. And whether you recognized the day by attending a parade or gathered at the town square to watch a fireworks show and of course barbeque….one thing is for sure. Our children are along for the ride and they pay attention to everything we say and do. With everything happening in our country right now with politics including the January 6 committee hearing on Capitol Hill it is important to keep them engaged so that they become civic leaders tomorrow. Each month we turn to Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman to discuss her latest column that focus on the organizations the mission to improve the lives of all Indiana children. For the month of July Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson spoke with Tami to discuss Encouraging Civic Engagment at all ages.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.