Join us for our fifth annual Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Rochelle Middle School! This will be a POWERFUL day full of engagement and empowerment for our community’s young people! There will be exciting workshops and panels focused on equipping young people ages 12 to 22 years old with the skills, tools, and confidence to change their lives and change the WORLD!
REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration for our 2019 Youth Summit is open to youth ages 12-22 years old and is REQUIRED to attend. Register by noon on 7/19/2019!
2015 Youth Leadership SUmmit
In 2015, 50 elementary and middle school attendees and 22 high school student volunteers were involved in this summit. Sponsors and presentations included: Bojangles/Tands, Inc., Chick-fil-A of Kinston, NC March of Dimes, Lenoir-Greene Partnership for Children, NC Center for Safer Schools, Self-Help Credit Union, Neuseway Nature Center, Woodmen Community Center, Teach for America ENC, PEACE Foundation, Eastpointe MCO, NC Department of Public Safety and Kinston Department of Public Safety. This summit was held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Southeast Elementary School.
2016 YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
In 2016, 55 elementary and middle school students and 21 high school student volunteers were impacted at the summit. This summit was held on Saturday, July 23 at the Kinston Enterprise Center. Sponsors and presentations included: Chick-fil-A of Kinston, Pride of Kinston, Brown’s Sweet Treats, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Lenoir County GEAR Up, American Red Cross, Kinston-Lenoir NAACP, Lenoir County Department of Social Services, Boys to Kings Mentoring Alliance, smART Kinston, Kinston Police Department, NC March of Dimes, Lenoir Community College Small Business Center, and various community members who donated snacks, money and supplies.
2017 YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
In 2017, 25 elementary and middle school students and 47 high school and college students were impacted by our weekend-long Youth Leadership Experience. This experience included events held Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017 – including our annual summit on Saturday, July 29 at Northeast Elementary School. Our events sponsors and presentations included: Rotary Club of Kinston, Pizza Hut of Kinston, Walmart of Kinston, Piggly Wiggly Store #66, Food Lion Store #1687, Sutton & Associates Insurance Company, Mills Funeral Home, Tands, Inc./Bojangles, Dixon Food Group, Pink Hill Pharmacy, Black Youth Network, Superior Court Judge Imelda Pate, Kinston Police Department, the NC Center for Safer Schools, Ms. Tiffani Koonce, and various community members who donated snacks, money and supplies.