Leadership Tyler, a leadership-based organization serving Tyler and Smith County, donated four bicycles to children involved with the Gospel Village mentoring program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas. The bicycles were built by Leadership Tyler board members on June 26 as part of a strategic exercise at the group's first meeting of the 2014-2015 year.

Smittee Root, the president of Leadership Tyler, said the ultimate goal of leadership is to serve others.

Each year since 1986, the Leadership Tyler Core Experience provides in-depth leadership skills development to about 35 community members. Leadership Tyler also presents several other educational opportunities. For example, Root said that the organization will host "Leadership Live" on September 28, which will also introduce this year's core class members. To register for this event, visit www.leadershiptyler.org.


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