The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is a community building event that celebrates unity, diversity and developing leadership skills for Las Vegas youth. It was held at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and consisted of a lead table of politicians and community leaders gathered together on Nov. 21, 2013.Photo Credit: Bree Eure

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is a community building event that celebrates unity, diversity and developing leadership skills for Las Vegas youth. It was held at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and consisted of a lead table of politicians and community leaders gathered together on Nov. 21, 2013.
Photo Credit: Bree Eure

A select number of students were invited to the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, a community building event that celebrates unity, diversity, and leadership skills for Las Vegas youth, on Nov. 21 at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel.

“Having students attend the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was a good opportunity for everyone to come together with the basic understanding of community and leadership, despite the various religions and ethnic backgrounds,” Dean Allen Yee said.

The Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast was founded more than 50 years ago when Las Vegas Mayor Oran Gragson attended a President’s Prayer Breakfast hosted by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“The program itineria was inspiring because we were talked to not only as students, but as leaders to everyone around us. No matter what religion, race, or ethnicity, we are all living in one community,” senior Candace Kozell said.

After being served breakfast, students from across the district lined up to have their questions answered by a panel that included Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and others.

“This was an awesome experience! I am so glad that I was seen as a leader in the Southern Nevada community. I hope to be invited again next year and continue making positive changes in our community,” senior Mia Driscoll said.