4th Annual Black Youth Leadership Summit

February 24, 2022

Theme: “And the Children’s Voices Shall Lead the Way”

The Southern Oregon Black & African American Student Success team in collaboration with Southern Oregon University is excited to welcome students to the 4th Annual Virtual Black Youth Leadership Summit. Due to COVID-19 still impacting our planning, this year’s event will be limited to hybrid presentations incorporating live facilitators at some institutions while the bulk of the content will be delivered remotely. This exciting program is open to AfroScoutz age students (3rd grade) to 12th graders. 

As in previous years, the conference strives to deliver creative, engageable, and dynamic workshop sessions focused on preparing our Black youth for the challenges they face today. Discussions ranging from college preparation to careers in the medical field, black history presentations to living history keynote speakers, have been selected to help reinforce this year’s theme, “And the Children’s Voices Shall Lead the Way.” 

We are also excited to welcome Southern Oregon Education Service District as our newest partners in the development and facilitation of this year’s event. 

To initiate the two step registration process for the 2022 BYLS, please complete the form found at this link. An email outlining the download/registration process for the Whova app will be sent to you February 19, 2022.

BYLS is open to all students but will center the development, history, and cultures of the Black & African American peoples.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Geneva Craig

Dr. Geneva Craig

Clinical Program Coordinator at Asante Health

Civil Rights Activist and Leader from Selma, Alabama who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a teenager. Dr. G will speak on the power of the youths’ voice and how it can change the trajectory of a nation. Her lived experiences, insights, and charisma will motivate, move, and hopefully instigate each participant to find the power in their voices and use it.

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Schedule At A Glance