2023 African American Youth Leadership Conference - 6th - 8th Grade
March 04, 2023  ·  Colorado College - Reid Arena

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) is back for its 30th Anniversary conference!! The 2023 conference will be IN-PERSON at Colorado College on March 4th, 2023. The theme this year is Generation Now - Emerging Leaders! This conference continues the AAYLC’s effort to cultivate diverse student leaders amongst middle and high schoolers. The conference provides innovative, creative, and expansive sessions that will inspire student empowerment, knowledge, opportunity, growth, and connections.


Sessions for the event will be divided into four (4) one-hour blocks. There will be two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. Topics will range from Leadership, College Preparation, Black History, and Entrepreneurship to S.T.E.A.M, Personal Growth, Financial Literacy, and Workforce Readiness.


We are excited that you have decided to join us!

Agenda
Saturday, March 4
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Middle School and High School
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
Middle School and High School
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
If you’ve ever wondered how you can earn money doing something you love, this session is for you! Explore the pros and cons of entrepreneurship. Find out how building your own business can be just as rewarding as building someone else's.
Learn how to make life goals, visualize your future self and learn the basic tools to help build your dreams. MUST ATTEND PART 1
Money Confident Kids is a financial education program. During our session we will follow Nikki from the seventh grade to her college graduation and beyond, as she sets important financial goals along her time horizon and works to achieve them.
The things you can't see can sometimes have the most explosive results! That's science! Come learn about how science is a part of our everyday lives including the air we breathe! This program will demonstrate the science of those things you can't see.
Using the wisdom and lived experiences of influential Black women, such as Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde & Bell Hooks, this session develops participants' skills in self-determination and the power of naming oneself. MUST ATTEND PART 2
Come learn the meaning of stage presence and how to have it! Just like Beyonce, discover what it takes to command attention and work a room.
Learn how to be to be a Certified Ethical Hacker. In this session you will learn how to be a good leader and empower your own path. You will learn practical skills to use in business and in everyday life.
We will help you become more persuasive as you interact with your fellow students, teachers, parents, and others. Learn to make your arguments by asking questions, instead of just stating your position and your reasons for it.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
If you’ve ever wondered how you can earn money doing something you love, this session is for you! Explore the pros and cons of entrepreneurship. Find out how building your own business can be just as rewarding as building someone else's.
MUST REGISTER FOR AND ATTEND PART 1. Learn how to make life goals, visualize your future self and learn the basic tools to help build your dreams.
Money Confident Kids is a financial education program. During our session we will follow Nikki from the seventh grade to her college graduation and beyond, as she sets important financial goals along her time horizon and works to achieve them.
The things you can't see can sometimes have the most explosive results! That's science! Come learn about how science is a part of our everyday lives including the air we breathe! This program will demonstrate the science of those things you can't see.
MUST REGISTER FOR AND ATTEND PART 1. Using the wisdom and lived experiences of influential Black women, such as Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde & Bell Hooks, this session develops participants' skills in self-determination and the power of naming oneself.
Come learn the meaning of stage presence and how to have it! Just like Beyonce, discover what it takes to command attention and work a room.
Learn how to be to be a Certified Ethical Hacker. In this session you will learn how to be a good leader and empower your own path. You will learn practical skills to use in business and in everyday life.
We will help you become more persuasive as you interact with your fellow students, teachers, parents, and others. Learn to make your arguments by asking questions, instead of just stating your position and your reasons for it.
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Middle School and High School Attendees
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how to move away from the ordinary and become an extraordinary leader in the face of adversity by using the word no as an opportunity to apply pressure and level up, unapologetically taking up space in every room you enter.
Race and the judicial system have been at the forefront of the news. A panel will describe their encounters in the judicial system and discuss how to recognize racial bias and guard against it to promote justice.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in partnership with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is engaging in conversations about mental health in the African American community. Learn to recognize mental health issues and how you can help.
BYOB is going to teach you how to do just that! Be your own boss! Come learn from a black, female, entrepreneur, under 30 years old. I will give you the REAL tips on building a successful small black owned business from the ground up!
Civic engagement encourages individuals to recognize and attempt to solve real problems as they develop their leadership skills.
The things you can't see can sometimes have the most explosive results! That's science! Come learn about how science is a part of our everyday lives including the air we breathe! This program will demonstrate the science of those things you can't see.
Turn your skill into a stream of income! In this session we will introduce what an entrepreneur does, how you can start at any age, and what the benefits are. Your dreams can start now!
Sometimes, the chaos in our lives begins to overwhelm us and it becomes the only thing we are able to focus on. Join us to learn more about how you can be your own best friend and make sure you are showing up and showing out for EVERYONE in your life!
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Learn how to move away from the ordinary and become an extraordinary leader in the face of adversity by using the word no as an opportunity to apply pressure and level up, unapologetically taking up space in every room you enter.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in partnership with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is engaging in conversations about mental health in the African American community. Learn to recognize mental health issues and how you can help.
BYOB is going to teach you how to do just that! Be your own boss! Come learn from a black, female, entrepreneur, under 30 years old. I will give you the REAL tips on building a successful small black owned business from the ground up!
Use cell phones and other recording devices to compile a story that feels true to the narrative YOUR heart and minds come up with. Use artistic methods to intentionally develop the power that lies dormant within our own/outward restrictions.
The things you can't see can sometimes have the most explosive results! That's science! Come learn about how science is a part of our everyday lives including the air we breathe! This program will demonstrate the science of those things you can't see.
Turn your skill into a stream of income! In this session we will introduce what an entrepreneur does, how you can start at any age, and what the benefits are. Your dreams can start now!
The Tuskegee Airmen kicked down a lot of barriers so that WE could achieve our goals. They also had a leadership philosophy and personal strength that can make you more successful at your goals.
Sometimes, the chaos in our lives begins to overwhelm us and it becomes the only thing we are able to focus on. Join us to learn more about how you can be your own best friend and make sure you are showing up and showing out for EVERYONE in your life!
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School and High School Attendees
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LOCATION
Colorado College - Reid Arena, 44 W Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Location: Colorado College - Reid Arena, 44 W Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903