Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is for middle and high school student leaders who want to see and affect change in their community. YLS is a Youth Conference geared towards giving youth a platform to hear and learn from professionals regarding academics, decision making, and advocacy. YLS is a conference where youth are engaged with plenary sessions and interactive workshops with knowledge that is transferable across home, school, and community. In addition to networking with youth across the state, youth also become the teacher. Youth attending YLS work hard and play hard. Saturday activities close out the day with the Slam Dunk Contest, Amp Harris and Reggie Wayne Celebrity Basketball Game and an All White Party (invite only).
This 3-day leadership summit allows future innovators, engineers, doctors, and investigators to start building their path to success and get real, hands-on STEM experience at the Youth Leadership Summit. Over three impactful days, middle and high school students explore career opportunities and gain increased confidence and leadership skills among like-minded and aspirational students from around the state. IBE is committed to being a catalyst in promoting positive, relevant content to our youth for academic and social success.
Cost: $200. Covers activities & meals for Friday thru Sunday and overnight accommodations Friday & Saturday at the Westin Hotel.