From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2008
Contact: Tiffany Champion, (210) 733-6604

Senator Leticia Van de Putte to Visit Young Women's Leadership Academy

(SAN ANTONIO, TX) -- On Monday, November 3, at 2:00 pm, Senator Leticia Van de Putte will make a special presentation to the Young Women's Leadership Academy, located at 2123 W. Huisache.

Senator Van de Putte will address 150 sixth and seventh grade girls on the subject of leadership and the legislature. She will talk to students about the processes and pressures involved in being a state legislator, and encourage student participation in government.

Senator Van de Putte will be joined by Dr. Sharon Navarro, UTSA political science professor and author of Latina Legislator: Leticia Van de Putte and the Road to Leadership. Senator Van de Putte and Professor Navarro will present a signed copy of the book, as a gift to the school library.

"I am honored to share my experiences with the students, who are tomorrow's leaders," said Senator Van de Putte. "Now more than ever young ladies must learn to actively engage in leadership roles."