“I attended the forum and was HIGHLY impacted by ALL the speakers. Now i'm SO much more determined to SUCCEED as a black young lady. They ALL had an EXTREME impact on me. Will never forget it.” RJones – Student
Want to change the world? You’ ve come to the right place!
We recognize your brilliance, talent, creativity and ability to lead that can help reshape the world as we know it. You hold the keys to change and we want to hear your ideas and help you put them to work.
This is your opportunity to take your dreams and make them a reality. We’ll even help you raise the funds you need to register and travel.
- The essay contest >>>> click here
Check out these websites for ideas, inspiration, and tips on getting started:
Independent Youth >>>> click here
SBA Young Entrepreneurs >>>> click here
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 two full days, you’ll delve into issues related to:
- School Policy
- Non-violence techniques
- Social Justice
- The School to Prison Pipeline
- Discipline / Restorative Justice
- The US Economy
You’ll help develop information, ideas, and solutions for your school and schools across the country.
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 Lynne 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 dynamic young speakers and authors and even a 13-year-old entrepreneur who has captured the attention of Oprah, CNN, Microsoft, and organizations across the country.
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
Dr. Rho Thomas
Dana CEO Chocolate Diamondz Dynasty
Early registration is strongly urged due to limited space. Payment of the $200 registration fee 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. Due to the size and complexities of the Summit workshops, registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions may be via the sponsoring school or organization.
Transportation and Hotels
Transportation and hotel accommodations should be made through your school or district.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN. CLICK HERE.