Multiple youth organizations in Rochester will present a half day summit this Friday aimed at teaching teens how to take direct action to improve their community.
Youth United: Building a Better Rochester will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Otto A. Shults Community Center at Nazareth College. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.
The summit will feature a keynote address from Frank Williams, vice president for Strategic Enrollment Management at Nazareth, a closing panel discussion with local author Jesse A. Cruz, live performances and discussion groups specifically curated to high school-aged youth.
Youth United: Building a Better Rochester was developed by the Youth Ambassador Council at the Levine Center to End Hate; Youth Voice One Vision, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, and the Youth Leadership Coalition, an initiative of ROC the Future Alliance, in partnership with the Community Youth Development program at Nazareth College.
“We wanted to let the teens lead the way creating a program that centered youth voice and choice in our community,” said Thomas Cuyler, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Levine Center to End Hate. “Our young leaders are building a shared understanding of what underpins expressions of hate by examining the historic roots of systemic oppression in Rochester.”
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