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“REALITY CHECK” YOUTH SUMMIT CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Workshop proposals are requested for the 2013 Youth Summit
August 9, 2013 & Saturday, August 10, 2013
of Michigan - Flint
Application Deadline—August 2, 2013
About the “Reality Check” Youth Summit
— Youth leaders, caring adults, and concerned youth across Flint
and Genesee County are seeking presenters for the 1st Annual City-Wide Youth
Summit. This event is organized by local youth leaders with support from two
major organizations (Community Action
and Neighborhoods Without Borders)
and provides the opportunity for development of leadership skills, attitudes,
thoughts and behaviors. The theme for this year’s summit is, “Reality Check – Stand Up or Sit Down.”
aim of the summit is to educate and inform participants of some best practices
and assist them in devising strategies that will assist students in overcoming
challenges and obstacles which may interfere with their overall success. The
2-day event includes educational breakout sessions on Friday, and a party for
Summit participants on Saturday. Youth
are the voice in this process, the driving force for identifying and
implementing solutions to address safety, health, education, and hope for the
future. Assisted by a collaboration of community organizations and adult
volunteers, the goal is to help develop leadership and coping skills, positive
attitudes, and hope for the future. This
event will offer youth some approaches and avenues to address and solve
problems relevant to themselves as well as their communities, and to become
advocates of change.
youth have identified a number of Community Partners who they feel are positive
resources and have information beneficial to their overall success. Your organization has been identified by
youth as one of those valuable assets.
Breakout sessions are expected to be approximately 45-minutes in length
and we anticipate roughly 25 – 30 youth in each breakout group. Please confirm your attendance by Friday, August 2, 2013 for the 2013 Youth Summit, scheduled for August 9, 2013 from 8:45
a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, either by
using the online application process or by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
please submit an abstract and outline of your session. Please indicate in the online form any
multi-media, audio-visual or computer equipment that you will require.
should clearly address one of the summit topics and have clearly defined objectives.
session content must be presented on a level in which the youth can understand.
presentation must address a critical issue related to youth empowerment.
information provided should provide practical solutions/options for youth and relate
to issues in their schools and communities.
Who Will Attend — There
will be approximately 250-300 youth expected
at the Summit. Each breakout will consist of roughly 25 – 30 youth. Please plan your schedule accordingly as
sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon. Presentations may be made
up to four (4) times in a combination of morning and afternoon blocks of
45-minutes. (See the schedule below.).
Topics — Including but not limited to: Bullying,
Relationship Violence, Safety, HIV-AIDS, College Institutions, Employment
Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Grief Counseling, Mental Health, Enhanced
Workouts (Health/Fitness/Nutrition), Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Body
Image, Anger Management (Coping Skills), Positive Youth Programs and Community
Resources and Activities for Youth.
YOUTH SUMMIT PLANNING TEAM