|Bonnie Burr talks with class members about their group's bill.|
|The class members used all available resources to gather information for their testimonies.|
|Members of the YDLI Advisory Committee served as legislative members for "YDLI State" in the mock hearing.|
|Each group took the stage for 10 minutes to defend their positions.|
Phase 3 closed with a "commencement speech" from Ty Bennett on The Power of Influence. Bennett is a return speaker to the Phase 3 program, and has a powerful message about becoming a leader of influence by being genuinely interested in those around you, treating others the way they want to be treated, and investing in people, that leaves everyone feeling inspired and ready to continue their positive impact.
Finally, the YDLI graduates headed out for a celebration at Rustler's Rooste in Phoenix, where they competed in a chili cook-off, enjoyed a delicious barbecue and enjoyed sweeping views of the city - making YDLI memories that will last a lifetime!
|A group of YDLI graduates poses for a photo at Rustler's Rooste - Photo © Stacey Stearns|