Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler was the keynote speaker at the YMCA Safe Place Services “Together 4 Teens” Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky
Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler was the keynote speaker at the YMCA Safe Place Services 3rdAnnual Together 4 Teens Breakfast yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky.
The event was a fundraiser for the Y-NOW Children of Prisoners Mentoring Program. Laura shared the personal story of her father’s incarceration and the emotional shame that she and thousands of children around the country deal with on a daily basis. Laura said it is programs like Safe Place Services that help kids in difficult situations see their full potential.
Later that day, she visited the YMCA Safe Place Services location to meet the children who benefit from this mentoring program and shared time with Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry who was also a special guest at the Y-Now events.
To learn more about the YMCA Safe Place Services in Louisville, visit: http://www.ymcasafeplaceservices.org/
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About the Miss America Pageant
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.