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Strong Youth Strong Communities will hold a unique youth-oriented community-building event Friday, June 8, at the Horner Health and Recreation Center on the Hanover College campus.

National Football League hall of famers Aeneas Williams, Anthony Munoz and Darrell Green - along with special guest Rod Woodson - will share stories and real-life experiences that led to success on and off the field. Summit attendees will participate in breakout sessions with an opportunity share their views on how to develop stronger communities, discuss important issues, and examine challenges presented with school, at home or with peers.

Strong Youth Strong Communities is open to all middle-school and high-school students ages 13-18. Doors will open at 8 a.m. for registration and a free breakfast with the former NFL stars. Breakout sessions will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. A free luncheon, featuring tailgate-style games with the hall of famers, will run from 11 a.m. until noon.

Williams was a standout defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. A third-round selection in the 1991 NFL draft, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Munoz is considered one of the top offensive lineman in the history of the NFL. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1998 after a 13-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green was a defensive back for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Woodson played defensive back in the NFL for 17 seasons, including 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and won a Super Bowl in 2000 as a key member of the Baltimore Ravens. He was inducted into the NFL's hall of fame in 2009 and joined the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

For more information on the Strong Youth Strong Communities event, email sysc@centene.com.

Groups of 50 or more youths may arrange free transportation. Contact Carlisha Hartzog at Carlisha@HartzogConsulting.com or (251) 214-0305.