National Youth Summit

Posted on April 2, 2004

[posted from Promising Practices in After School listserv]

The National Youth Summit Rocks Cleveland
July 22 through July 24

The Family & Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is excited to announce the annual National Youth Summit: Youth Leadership in America’s Communities

Space Is Limited-Register NOW

This Summit is for everyone who believes that young people and adults can and do form important partnerships that lead to real change. It’s for everyone who knows young people do make a difference and who wants to contribute to the lives of young people, including: faith based and community leaders; youth mentors; youth program workers and volunteers; and educators.

And most of all youth! Young people are helping plan and manage the Summit, and will be playing a prominent role. This is the event for youth who are active – or want to be – in their communities or schools.

* Youth with little or lots of community change experience will be guided on how to take that next (or first) step to a higher level of leadership and involvement;

* Adults will discover innovative ways to effectively engage youth in their communities or organizations;

* Youth and adults will learn how to build and maintain meaningful partnerships that strengthen communities;

* Young people and adults will share innovative practices and effective evaluation tools from their own programs and communities;

* Together, all youth will create a super-size art project – a Summit signature that’s fun and an easy way to get to know youth from all over the country;

* “You Write The Book” – At the closing session, all youth will contribute to creating The NYS Guide to Leadership, a compilation of real-life leadership experiences in their communities.

We’re on the Public Square in the heart of downtown Cleveland, in the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Thursday, July 22 through Saturday 24 (registration begins Wednesday the 21st). Together, we’ll work hard to give youth the power to be leaders today and in the future. But we’ll also have time to check out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, or Jacobs Field (where the Cleveland Indians play). The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is connected to Tower City Center, an indoor mall with great shopping, restaurants,
and food court.

An awesome National Youth Summit Agenda is in the works! We will update the website as details are confirmed…
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