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Youth Leaders’ Winning Project Bears Fruit; 5K Set for Sept. 29

The Race for FreedomThe Race for Freedom, a 5K run that grew out of the Penn College Youth Leadership program, will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Montoursville’s Indian Park. Hughesville High School students Valerie Ammar-Khodja, Lauren Hall and Logan Woolcock were awarded $1,791 to implement their winning project in the program’s Social Change Competition: an event to make the community more aware of human trafficking. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA and Transitions to fight the problem in Lycoming County and beyond. “We are so passionate about this cause and we hope you will help us in the fight against human trafficking,” the students wrote on their race website. “Even though we are only three rising seniors in high school, we know that we can make a difference with the help of the members of our community.” Interested runners, walkers and donors can register through Falcon Race Timing.