YLinK Left the Lights On…and They Came!

YLinK Left the Lights On…and They Came!

The Clay Center Community High School Chapter of Youth Leaders in Kansas (YLinK) is pleased to report that their very first Fifth Quarter was a huge success. Last Friday, after the first home football game, on “Surfer and Biker Night” YLinK hosted a “LEI” Off of Drugs and Alcohol Luau at Otto Unruh Stadium. 

About 150 students and community members were welcomed by YLinK President Reece Greer.  In her welcome, Greer told the students that the goal of the evening was to prove that you can have a lot of fun without having to drink or participate in dangerous behaviors. To serve as a reminder “lei off the bad stuff”each student was given a Hawaiian lei.

During the event, students enjoyed hot dogs grilled on the Apple Mart “BiG Grill,” watermelon purchased and served by the team at Justin Tadtman Farm Bureau Financial Services, and Kiowata provided by United Bank and Trust. The kids enjoyed dancing to the music of DJ Rick Staley, competing against each other on the Twin Valley Telephone Corn Hole sets, in Touch Football, Capture the Flag, as well as participating Hula Hoop and Limbo contests.  

This is the first year that Youth Leaders in Kansas (YLinK) has had a chapter at CCCHS. The group is sponsored by KDADs and the Clay Counts Coalition.  According to Clay Counts Mobilizer Lori Martin, this youth lead organization exist to promote positive decisions and healthy living for our kids. To support our local YLinK chapter, contact Martin at lorileemartin@gmail.com.