Rebekah Dixon, youth employment program manager at the City of Raleigh was named a Youth Excel Fellow as a part of the National League of Cities’ Youth Excel Initiative.
Through the Youth Excel Initiative, the fellows work in close partnership with the NLC to help cities promote long-term community economic security by increasing access to high-quality post-secondary education and careers in STEM fields. The initiative focuses on supporting Black, indigenous, and people of color who have become disconnected from school and the workforce.
"I am excited about being among 13 amazing leaders who are striving to expand opportunities and resources for BIPOC youth and opportunity youth. Being able to bring this initiative to the City of Raleigh will not only expand economic security for the young people of Raleigh, but it will assist in the progression of economic mobility for generations to come within the City of Raleigh," said Rebekah Dixon.
Ms. Dixon joins 12 other municipal staff members from cities across the nation to engage in monthly peer-to-peer virtual learning opportunities and receive tailored technical assistance from NLC's staff and national content experts.