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Grimme Receives Friend of Youth Leadership Forum Award





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2016

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Grimme Receives Friend of Youth Leadership Forum Award

 

ABERDEEN, S.D. – South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services Assistant Director Bernie Grimme has received the 2016 Friend of Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Award. Grimme was honored during the 2016 YLF luncheon in Aberdeen.

 

Grimme supported the original YLF initiative and promoted the financial support needed to bring YLF to South Dakota in 1998. Since 1998, nearly 600 South Dakota high school students have been able to experience this event.

 

Grimme has served on the YLF steering committee and supports numerous strategies and ideas to continually improve this event each year.

 

“I value the educational experience that the students gain from this leadership forum.  I see how YLF has assisted students in becoming successful in their post-secondary education and employment endeavors,” said Grimme. 

 

The YLF enables young adults who have a disability to learn from each other and from successful adults with disabilities who are recognized leaders and role models. For more information on YLF, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/ylf_faq.aspx.

 

About DHS

 

The South Dakota Department of Human Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, in partnership with its stakeholders, through the programs and services offered by its divisions. Learn more by visiting the department’s website, dhs.sd.gov.