In Clinton: Sen. Linares, Middlesex County young Leaders talk to students about healthy choices

March 1, 2013
Talking to Students About Leadership.  Among the participants on the Feb. 28 “Young Leaders Panel” at Eliot Middle School in Clinton were, from left to right: Middletown Youth Services Coordinator  Justin Carbonella, Sen. Art Linares, and Macdonough School Director of Social Services Kate Antonucci. The panel, sponsored by Partners in Community (www.clintonpic.org) in collaboration with Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society and the Morgan School, was attended by dozens of area high school students.

Talking to Students About Leadership. Among the participants on the Feb. 28 “Young Leaders Panel” at Eliot Middle School in Clinton were, from left to right: Middletown Youth Services Coordinator Justin Carbonella, Sen. Art Linares, and Macdonough School Director of Social Services Kate Antonucci. The panel, sponsored by Partners in Community (www.clintonpic.org) in collaboration with Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society and the Morgan School, was attended by dozens of area high school students.

Sen. Art Linares (center) participated in a Feb. 28 “Young Leaders Panel” at Eliot Middle School in Clinton which focused on self-esteem, work/life balance, and healthy choices.

The panel, sponsored by Partners in Community (www.clintonpic.org) in collaboration with Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society and the Morgan School, was attended by dozens of area high school students.

“I enjoyed talking to the students about leadership and the importance of living a drug-free life,” Sen. Linares said. “I told the students that for me, leadership is not about the decisions you make when you are in school, at work or in your extra-curricular activities. I believe leadership centers on the decisions you make during your free time. For example, if someone in the community needs a helping hand, like a senior citizen or neighbor who needs help shoveling snow, are you willing to help and give back to your community? Those are the types of decisions that make leaders.”

Sen. Linares thanked the event’s sponsors and said he looks forward to attending future discussions and connecting with more local students.

At the State Capitol, Sen. Linares serves as ranking member of the legislature’s Children Committee. He plans to reach out to high schools and vocational-technical schools throughout the area to raise awareness about the rewards of choosing manufacturing careers. Sen. Linares (www.senatorlinares.com) can be reached at [email protected] or at (800) 842 1421. He represents Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.