Exploring Harlingen: Youth Leadership students experiencing culture, quality of life

HARLINGEN — A total of 38 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of the Youth Leadership Harlingen program visited local businesses and explored the creativity, culture and quality of life in Harlingen on Monday.

Participating organizations were Downtown Harlingen, HarlingenArts & HeritageMuseum, HOPE for Small Farm Sustainability and FamilyCrisis Center.

Students opened the day with a tour of Downtown Harlingen where they visited many of downtown’s murals and historical landmarks. The tour was led by Downtown Harlingen Tour Guide Joie Rose Laney.

Participants of the Youth Leadership Harlingen class then traveled to the HarlingenArts & HeritageMuseum where they toured the grounds and learned more about Texas culture — particularly the many historical sites and artifacts associated with the Harlingen area.

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