Want to change the world? You’ve come to the right place!
Thank you to all who made The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice, and the US Economy – Washington DC a success. Please check back for details on the 2017 NYS in Atlanta.
Students; welcome to The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice, and the US Economy: The Leadership Academy in Washington, DC. The Summit is being hosted by The Ethics Project on
- January 14th, 2016, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater &
- January 15th, 2016, on the campus of Howard University.
We recognize that you’re brilliant, talented and have leadership abilities that can help reshape the world as we know it.
This is your opportunity to take your dreams and make them reality.
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The NYS is an opportunity for you to learn from over 20 national experts from universities, business and social action agencies who have already left their mark on the world. More important, it’s an opportunity for them to learn from you and you to learn from each other.
Over the course of one evening and two full days you’ll delve into issues related to:
- Your Education
- Social Justice
- The US Economy
You’ll help develop information, ideas, and solutions for preparation of an Executive Summary to be given to President Barack Obama
You’ll be able to create a Team in your school and in your community that will help you understand and express the issues and to raise funds for your travel and expenses
You’ll have an opportunity to work with a business coach should you choose to launch your own small business. We’ll provide you with access to tools like Square as well as the SBA.
You’ll work with prominent leaders and historic figures such as former US Ambassador Andrew Young, Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a Freedom Rider and key SNCC organizer, and Lynn Jackson, the great, great granddaughter of Dred Scott, the man who ignited a nation and ended slavery. You’ll have an opportunity to work with these dynamic young speakers and authors:
You’ll emerge equipped to return to your community to implement policies and ideas that will improve your school and community and to go on to college and the business world to create the change you want to see.
Some of the Business Mentors:
Angela R. Lewis – Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Author
Maxine Clark – Founder and Former CEO of Build a Bear Workshop
Tanya Hamilton, MBA – President of the Board of Directors, Independent Youth
Tony Neal, Principal, Educational Equity Consultants
Dana CEO Chocolate Diamondz Dynasty
Check out these websites for ideas, inspiration, and tips on getting started:
Independent Youth – http://independentyouth.org
SBA Young Entrepreneurs – http://www.sba.gov/content/young-entrepreneurs
Early registration is strongly urged due to limited space. Payment may be made by check by each participant, payable to The Ethics Project and mailed to 40 N. Kingshighway 12F, St. Louis, MO 63108, through your school or school district or on-line below. 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. Hotel accommodations should be made through your school or district.
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