In partnership with Gonzaga University and Whitworth University, the YMCA will host two events to distribute information about their Act Six initiative; a full-tuition, full needs, college scholarship program for emerging young leaders, according to a press release.
Two informational events will be held for student leaders from the Spokane community to learn more about Act Six and how to submit an application for the program during
The first event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 9 at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center.
The second will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Oct. 12 at Whitworth University’s Weyerhaeuser Building
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