WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognize the Harris County students in the Empowering Teen Leaders and Community Teen Leaders programs who have come to the Capitol today to meet state leaders and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process; and WHEREAS, The Texas Cooperative Extension, which is a part of The Texas A&M University System, sponsors the teen leadership training curriculum through its Urban Youth Development Program; and WHEREAS, The goal of the leadership training program is to create a learning experience for young urban Texans that is both stimulating and satisfying and that will help them to develop life skills and assume leadership roles in the future; and WHEREAS, The Empowering Teen Leaders program helps juniors in high school expand their knowledge and become self-directed and productive members of society; and WHEREAS, The high school juniors and seniors who are taking part in the Government in Action trip to the Capitol have demonstrated exceptional initiative and maturity by their involvement in the teen leadership programs, and they are excellent role models for their peers; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 79th Legislature, hereby commend students in the Empowering Teen Leaders and Community Teen Leaders programs and their sponsors for their worthy endeavors and extend to them best wishes for future success; and, be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for them as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate. Lindsay ________________________________ President of the Senate I hereby certify that the above Resolution was adopted by the Senate on May 12, 2005. ________________________________ Secretary of the Senate ________________________________ Member, Texas Senate