Multicultural Youth Leadership Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Utah State Capitol Rotunda
Every year the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) invites middle school students to attend the Multicultural Youth Leadership Day at the Capitol (MYLD). It is a day to engage youth in the legislative process and to gain an understanding of the importance of becoming informed and involved citizens of Utah. This is also an opportunity to educate legislators on the importance of investing in our youth and to encourage students to stay in school, graduate, and become our future leaders.
Opens Monday, January 4, 2016
The event is for middle school students in 8th and 9th grade. Registration opens on Monday, January 4 and closes on Friday, January 29 . Each school is allowed a combined total of 50 students and educators. Educators need to register themselves and provide the number of students they anticipate on bringing. Students do not need to register for the event. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Hor at email@example.com or 801-245-7214. Click on the flyer to obtain your own copy of this year’s flyer.
Student and Educator Awards
MCA seeks to recognize outstanding middle school students and educators for their commitment to educational excellence in Utah. This year, MCA will honor three students and three educators at this year’s event. Please submit nominations with a complete application and single paragraph explaining how the student or educator exemplifies the listed criteria. Nomination forms are available at mca.utah.gov/myld and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2016. If you would like a nomination form emailed to you, please contact Rozanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny at email@example.com.
- Current Utah middle school student (grades 8 to 9)
- Actively participates in school or the community
- Inspires growth in fellow students
- Shows and openness and aptitude for connecting with other students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
- Currently Utah middle school educator (i.e., teacher, administrator, counselor, or paraprofessional)
- Inspires students to pursue higher education
- Instills an excitement for learning in her/his students
- Embraces diversity and makes learning personally and culturally relevant for students
If selected, award recipients are highly encouraged to attend the Multicultural Youth Leadership Day at the Capitol on February 16, 2016 to receive their award certificate and be honored during the MYLD program.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session
- Welcome – Dr. Rob Harter, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission
- Cultural Reverence – Rev. Stanley Ellington, True Vine Baptist Church & NAACP Ogden Branch
- National Anthem – Viviena Wolfgramm, Dilworth Elementary School
- Remarks – Julie Fisher, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
- Keynote Speaker – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State of Utah
- Student Speaker – Amerique Phillips, West High School
- Spoken Word – Anita Juarez, Truth Cypher
- Featured Speaker – Dr. Kyle Reyes, Utah Valley University
- Performance – In His Service Steppers, True Vine Baptist Church
- Spoken Word – Jarred Martinez, Truth Cypher
- Excellence in Education Awards Presentation – Sen. Jani Iwamoto, Utah State Senate; Rep. Sophia DiCaro, Utah House of Representatives
- Black History Awareness Month – Dr. Jackie Thompson, Davis School District; Eddy Thompson, True Vine Baptist Church
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Lunch
11:45 AM – 12:45 AM Capitol Tours
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Schools Depart
Student Capitol Tours
The tours are for 20 minutes and each tour will visit six different rooms throughout the Capitol. They include:
- Gold Room
- Governor’s Office
- Capitol Rotunda
- House Chamber
- Supreme Court Chamber
- Hall of Governors
In order for the students to explore all areas, in your group and in other groups, a strict schedule of the tours will be necessary. Below you will find the schedules which will set a route for your group within your 20 minute period. It is suggested you spend no more than 4 minutes in each room to ensure your tour ends as scheduled. To conclude your 20 minute tour you will be meeting in the Hall of Governors for a student activity, which includes a piece of paper and a crayon. A map and specific routes will be provided on the day of the event.
11:45 am – 12:05 pm
Group 1 – Bennion Jr. High School
Group 2 – Glendale Middle School
Group 3 – Ogden Preparatory Academy
11:55 am – 12:15 pm
Group 4 – Frontier Middle School, Pacific Heritage Academy, North Davis Prep Academy
Group 5 – Sunset Jr. High School, Eagle View Elementary School
12:05 pm – 12:25 pm
Group 6 – North Davis Jr. High School, Central Davis Jr. High School
Group 7 – West Lake Jr. High School
Group 8 – Evergreen Jr. High School, Matheson Jr. High School
12:15 pm – 12:35 pm
Group 9 – Nibley Park School, V(i)llage
Group 10 – Clarke N. Johnsen Jr. High School, Tooele Jr. High School
12:25 pm – 12:45 pm
Group 11 – Christian Center of Park City, East High School, Highland High School
MCA is reaching out to the community for their assistance in gathering volunteers for this year’s MYLD event. Specific volunteer shifts are listed below. If you plan to volunteer for this year’s MYLD, please register through the link below and plan to attend a short volunteer training on Monday, February 9 at the Rio Grande Depot. There will be two options for the training: 10:00 AM in the West Lecture Hall or 5:15 PM in the Board Room. You will only need to attend one of the sessions and the training should last 30 to 45 minutes. The address for the Rio Grande is 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Parking is available in the north lot.
**MCA asks if you can no longer volunteer please notify Yajanetsy Ruano, at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least three days before the event to find a replacement.**
- 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM Setup
- 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM Check-in & Information Table
- 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Crowd Management & Ushering
- 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Assist with Capitol Tours
- 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Cleanup