Thank you to all who made The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice, and the US Economy – Washington DC a success. Please join us for The NYS at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) on September 22nd and 23rd, 2016. Please come back for updates.
Parents, we welcome you and your teens to The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice and the US Economy: The Leadership Academy in Washington, DC. We’ve spent months planning an extraordinary event that will help them take ownership of their educational experience and assist their teachers and administrators to create an atmosphere where their brilliance and leadership helps them achieve educational excellence. Recognizing these young men and women often have one foot still planted in the comfort of childhood and the other stepping into the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood, we’re prepared for both. We hope the following information answers your questions and concerns about your child’s participation. If not, please feel free to contact us by email at TheEthicsProject@gmail.com or by phone at 314-495-9528. As we approach the weeks preceding the Summit, please understand that responses may be delayed.
January 13th, 2016, Optional opening ceremony from 6-8 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Atrium and Foyers. Separate registration is required.
January 14th, 2016, Plenary sessions (arrival at 10:00 a.m.) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater
January 15th, 2016, Workshops on the campus of Howard University.
To register for the full Summit or the opening reception, please click below.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater and the campus of Howard University. Washington, DC
- Air transportation to DC*
- Bus/Car transportation to DC*
- School buses to and from designated locations TBA for fully paid registrants
Ground transportation from designated locations to be announced to The Kennedy Center and Howard University campus is included in paid registration for out of town students. *Students and chaperones are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC. On Thursday, January 14, 2016, students will have a lunch, bus tour of Washington.Lodging: Students and chaperones are responsible for hotel accommodations. Due to school budgetary cuts, arranging contractual special hotel rates is not feasible. The following link is for informational purposes only. Breakfast is included in their rate. Discount sites such as Expedia and Travelocity are recommended. Drury Inn Hotels
- Participants registered at the Drury Inn will be provided breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
- Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday to for fully paid registrants. Students registered via waiver should bring lunch.
- Heavy hors de hoerves will be provided at the opening reception on Wednesday
- Dinner will be provided on Thursday for students registered for the social activity. Local and out of town students wishing to participate in the opening reception and/or Thursday night social event must register for those events separately.
Safety: Every measure is being taken to ensure the safety of your child while attending The National Youth Summit. Students have exhibited extraordinary courtesy while attending every summit hosted by The Ethics Project. Students are to arrive in Washington with their designated chaperone(s) and are expected to remain under their care and direction. In addition to college ambassadors and adult volunteers available to assist on campus, campus security will also be present.
Costs: The full registration fee covers each participant’s meals as stated above, certain ground transportation to and from designated locations, books, materials and participation in all workshops throughout the Summit. Early registration is strongly urged due to the limited number of designated spaces available.
Payment may be made online by credit card, debit card or by mailing a check through your school or school district for each participant. Checks should be made payable to The Ethics Project and sent to 40 N. Kingshighway 12F, St. Louis, MO 63108, at least, four weeks in advance.
REFUND POLICY Students/chaperones may be substituted at any time up to five days prior to the event with registration and appropriate parental permission form on file. Due to the size and complexities of the Summit workshops, registration fees are non-refundable.Registration fee includes specified meals, snacks on campus, books, materials, opening reception, plenary sessions, workshops and transportation to and from designated locations. Additional tickets for the opening reception at The Kennedy Center may be purchased here. Parents and chaperones, please click the Register button below to download and email your form to TheEthicsProject@gmail.com. Chose your Registration type and proceed with payment.