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Youth Leadership Summit 2016
The Greater Baltimore Urban League is proud to report that the 27th Annual Youth Leadership Summit held at Coppin State University was a huge success. Held in conjunction with the National Urban League Conference, which takes part at the Baltimore Convention Center August 3-6, the Summit welcomed 300 students and chaperones from Urban League Affiliates across the nation to convene in Baltimore City under the message of Be Bold, Be Brilliant, Be You: Be More!
The National Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit was held over five days and served as the annual culminating event for all of the NUL’s local and national Education & Youth Development programs. It provided our youth participants and youth-worker staff with key access to national presenters and to vital content that will nurture and further develop their skills and capacities.
We are proud to have hosted and planned the Youth Leadership Summit because we recognize the power of our future generations and believe that our service to empowering youth is an investment into their success. The summit focused on topics of college, career, and leadership development. Youth and staff took part in activities such as service projects, STEM workshops, and relevant plenary sessions which aligned with the mission of the Greater Baltimore Urban League’s Saturday Leadership Program (SLP) offering Baltimore City youth free college tours and leadership development workshops throughout the school year.
To read more about and enroll in SLP visit here.
We would like to thank our Youth Steering committee who helped design the theme and activities for the Summit. The committee was made up of SLP students ages 13-16: Tyler Johnson, Kalen Sephes, Jada Anderson, Imani Humphreys Torres, Morgan Thomas, Marqus Tiller, and Kevin Aduna. We would also like to thank our adult steering committee volunteers: Jerome Alexander, Edwin Green Jr., Andy Neuman, and Sharnice Barnett.
For more coverage of the National Youth Leadership Summit see the links below:
Sign up for 2016-2017 Saturday Leadership Program (SLP)
Do you have a child in Grade 8-12 that is interested in building leadership skills and preparing for college? Join us as a Saturday Leadership Fellow this fall!. In SLP, your young student will have many opportunities to develop their full potential for leadership. Each month we visit a different college and your child will practice leadership skills, tour college campuses, and network with their citywide peers and young professionals.
For more information visit our program section.
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August 3 - 6th
2016 National Urban League Conference
Baltimore Convention Center
2016 Annual Golf Tournament
Turf Valley Golf Club,
Ellicott City, MD