To go to the Jewish Week article about the Youth Summit, click here: JEWISH WEEK ARTICLE
The goal of the Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit is to inspire young leaders to take charge by empowering them with knowledge of the possibilities, skills, and the training they need to turn ideas into action. Students will engage with New York City’s top change makers by discussing pressing diversity issues and developing a network of youth leaders. Participants will then go back to their communities, where they will implement a diversity project. YouthBridge-NY will then follow-up with them in the spring to evaluate their progress.
The implementation of a diversity project at one’s school or community is the highlight of this year’s Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit. Students should not only learn from the event, but also be inspired and equipped to bring change back to their own schools and communities. It is suggested that student supervisors who attend the conference serve as club advisors at their school/organization, nominate 3-5 student leaders to attend, and advise them as they work to implement their own diversity project. As part of the conference agenda, supervisors and students will have the time to begin planning a diversity project and may bounce their ideas off of the workshop presenters and other participants.
Students will have a mini session on basic organizing skills, which will help them to plan and implement a project/idea at their school. Skills include time management, budget, teamwork, marketing, creating a campaign, and more!
Participants will hear from a dynamic keynote speaker who will provide a personal account of how one can identify a need or a challenge and bring their desired solution to fruition through measurable and attainable steps. The keynote will address the ability within each student to create positive change in his or her small section of the world, and how through these small changes we can collectively change the world at large.
You are viewing the text version of this site.
Need help? check the requirements page.