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Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
South Towne Expo Center – Sandy, UT

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit (MYLS) is a one-day conference that brings together students, educators, and community and state government leaders from across the state. The goal of the MYLS is to provide participants with an inspiring experience to stimulate educational success and help shape the leaders of tomorrow.

This year’s program features CoolSpeak, a dynamic youth engagement organization, and local youth speakers who will share stories of their diverse educational experiences. Interactive breakout sessions will focus on the importance of maintaining cultural identity and pursuing higher education.

Registration is free for students (grades 6-12), educators, and community members. Organizations interested in tabling at the event will be assessed a $50 fee. Light breakfast and lunch are provided to all registered attendees.

Registration opens on Monday, August 31 and closes on Friday, October 2. For more information, please contact Jenny Hor at or (801) 245-7214.


7:30 – 8:30     Registration and Check-In / Light Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45     General Session I

9:45 – 10:00   Break and Visit Exhibits

10:00 – 11:20 General Session II

11:20 – 12:30 Lunch / Visit Exhibits

12:45 – 1:10  First Breakout Session

1:20 – 1:45    Second Breakout Session

1:55 – 2:30    Closing Session


In support of Governor Gary R. Herbert’s ‘66 by 2020’ education initiative, a state goal that 66 percent of all working-age Utahns will hold a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020, the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the first annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit on April 30, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. MCA has since hosted Summits at Weber State University and the Salt Palace Convention Center.

MCA plans to host this event every fall during the school year with hopes that students learn how they can be agents of positive social change.