Carlos Nanni, Campaign Manager
Kurt Holden brings an extensive background in Operations and Management as a Licensed Pilot and Entrepreneur. St. Lucie County has unlimited potential for growth.
For Immediate Release:
For Information Contact:
Carlos Nanni (772)380-6700
St. Lucie County, Fl – Everybody’s Not Doing It (END IT), is a fantastic organization working with young people throughout St Lucie County. A non-profit 501c3 program designed to provide middle and high school youth with a Positive Peer Environment, Alternatives to Negative Peer and Media pressures, and a Platform to reach other teens.
Their mission is to prevent at-risk behaviors in pre-teen and teen youth by promoting
self -worth, sexual purity, drug and alcohol resistance, leadership, scholarship and community service.
Kurt Holden, candidate for St Lucie County Commissioner, says, “End It is an amazing program that delivers success to our youth through arts and life skills.” The arts program allows teens to have a platform to present topics such as Peer Pressure, Goal Setting, Distraction, Purity, Abstinence, Cyber Bullying, Bullying, Gang Violence, Teen Dating Violence and Human trafficking.
Students have the opportunity to collaborate with performing arts, visual arts and digital arts to create a presentation to exhibit publicly year-round. Themed weeks, teen-led activities and field trips keep the environment new and challenging on a daily basis.
“The program allows teens to work with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver high quality visual and sound while they learn in a safe and caring environment,” Holden stated after his visit to the sound studio.
The program is run by Sonia DuPree, the Executive Director, at 804 S 6th Street in Fort Pierce. “Her (DuPree) enthusiasm and experience is exactly what our community needs. The entire faculty and group leaders are amazing. I was so impressed with their programs; and the professionalism that they are instilling in our young people is a step above”, said Holden.
For more information call 772-302-3731 or email: Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurt Holden is a Democratic Candidate for St. Lucie County Commission, District 5, worked with the teens to record audio for his campaign. “They were very knowledgeable and professional throughout the sessions,” added Holden.
Holden is a 35-year aviation professional, who has been endorsed by the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO. He holds an airline transportation pilot’s license and has worked as an airline and corporate pilot in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has served as Director of Operations / Chief Pilot for scheduled and unscheduled airline companies throughout the world. “I have an extensive background in operations and management and will use those skills to help improve St. Lucie County,” added Holden.
He has lived, worked and played in St. Lucie County for over 20 years. He raised 7 children and all have gone through the St. Lucie County School District. I love St. Lucie County and have been actively involved to help make our community better.
He is a proud supporter of youth sports and served as a coach and board member. Holden was appointed and served for 6 years on the SLC Recreation Advisory Board. That board advised SLC Commissioners on the allocations of over $75 million in MSTU tax monies.
Holden worked with a group of residents and founded the Treasure Coast Youth Football League in 2000 which has grown to over include over 2200 children and 6 cities that participate in the Orange Bowl Youth Football League. He served as the president of the TCYFL and sat on the Board of Directors for the OBYFL for 4 years. And he created the Fort Pierce FIRE, a minor league football team to provide additional opportunities for young men in our community.
Kurt Holden with members of END IT after a recent production session