[caption id="attachment_7049" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Photo credit: http://amypurdy.com"][/caption] SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2011--Professional snowboarder/skateboarder Amy Purdy will speak at this year's annual Take the Lead High School Teen Summit on Friday, March 11, at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Center. Purdy, a double leg amputee, co-founded Adaptive Action Sports after realizing how few resources are available to get individuals with physical disabilities involved in action sports. "I found lots of resources for skiing, running, cycling and swimming, but my love was for 'action sports,' which unfortunately were still fighting their way to recognition," she says on her website, www.amypurdy.com. Take The Lead is a teen summit presented by OneOC and Festival of Children Foundation.  It began 13 years ago to assist the community in developing youth volunteers and leaders, and has consistently attracted more than 400 youth, educators, and community partners. This one-day summit features a keynote speaker, lunch, and more than twenty different workshops focusing on service, leadership and civic involvement.  A hands-on project will be completed to benefit Operation Homefront, a nonprofit supporting our troops and helping the families they leave behind.

Time & Place

Friday, March 11, 2011 7:45 AM – 1:30 PM California State University, Fullerton 800 State College Blvd Fullerton, CA  92831

Participants

All Orange County youth (grades 9-12) from public, private and alternative school settings who have never been involved and those who have participated in service are encouraged to attend.  Workshops are provided by local nonprofit organizations, business leaders, educators, and service-oriented community leaders.

Admission

The cost of admission to Take the Lead 2011 is $20.00 per student. There is no charge for accompanying teachers to attend.  A limited number of scholarships are available for students in need.

Sponsor/Support

Take the Lead is made possible through the sponsorships and support of local businesses who value the contribution that the youth of our community can make within Orange County.  2011 sponsors include CarMax Cares, State Farm Insurance, Verizon, The Baden Family, Disneyland Resort, and The Art Institute of California – Orange County. ### Barbara Powers 714-953-5757 x 218/ cell: 949-525-8775 bpowers@oneoc.org About OneOC OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 650 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Building on a 52-year history of mobilizing volunteer action, the organization announced its new name on September 15, 2010 to signal the expansion of its integrated service offerings to help nonprofits become as effective and efficient about their mission as they are passionate. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute and HandsOn Network, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.
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