Youth Convening

Youth Convening

Nov 10-12, 2017

Youth Convening

Our Time Our Voice

Nov 10-12, 2017

Our Time Our Voice is a powerful convening of high school youth from across the region, who will engage in daylong experiential learning activities to promote and develop youth voice, and promote the Youth Voice Platform for MLK50.

Target Audience: Ages: 14-21, diverse backgrounds, race, color, religion, gender, etc.

Expected Attendance: 350-400 middle school, high school and college students

Outline of the Day:

  • 8:00 – 8:45 Registration and grab-and-go breakfast
  • 8:45 – 9:15 Opening Ceremony
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address
  • 10:15-11:45 Workshop Session One (14-16 concurrent sessions)
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:15- 2:45 Workshop Session Two (14-16 concurrent sessions)
  • 3:00- 3:45 “Where do we go from here?” Closing Ceremony with Final Speaker (includes evaluation)

Workshop Characteristics:

  • Youth workshops are interactive and participatory.
  • Youth workshops educate, not persuade, participants on a particular issue or point of view. Give youth an opportunity to ask questions to learn more deeply.
  • Youth workshops encourage youth to be involved and active in the community issues of social justice.
  • Youth workshops include practical learning around youth voice