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Multicultural Youth Learn How To Be Leaders – 24 April 2013

Media Advisory
24 April 2013

Multicultural Youth Learn How To Be Leaders

LAYTON — Students from a variety of Utah school districts will take part in the Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit on April 30 at the Davis Conference Center (1651 North 700 West, Layton).

Up to 1,000 students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be attending presentations and breakout sessions, encouraging them to be community leaders and to keep themselves and their peers on track to reach their educational goals.

“For many disadvantaged youth the thought of going on to college after high school seems impossible,” said Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell. “By showing them that it is possible, we are putting them on the path to a better life for themselves, their future families and their community.”

Bell will kick off the event as guest speaker and KUTV anchor Cristina Flores will be the master of ceremonies. The summit’s theme, “I am the CHANGE. It’s up to ME!” emphasizes to youth how positive change begins with individual choices.

National youth engagement speakers CoolSpeak will be a participating partner. Founded in 2009, this youth engagement company has worked to motivate youth, parents and educators toward bettering their communities.

Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs Director Claudia Nakano said the Multicultural Youth Summit is in support of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “66 by 2020” education initiative – a statewide goal that 66% of all working-age Utahns will hold a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020.

Sponsors include American Express, Chevron, Zions Bank, CoolSpeak and KUTV.

Who: First Annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit
When: April 30, begins at 8:30 a.m. (Lt. Governor speaks at 8:35 a.m.)
Where: Davis Conference Center (1651 North 700 West, Layton)

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