Youth Summit

The National Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit is the annual culminating event for all National Urban League Education and Youth Development programs and reinforces the goals and practices of the
affiliates’ work with middle- and high school-aged youth.
 
For more than 20 years, the Summit has brought together up to 500 youth and their chaperones from communities served by Urban League Affiliates across the country. This five-day event immerses young people in a college setting to provide them with a unique educational and development experience, focused on important skills for success in college, work and life. While youth participants learn to navigate the college experience,
affiliate program staff and chaperones are provided with structured professional development and capacity building workshops.
 
Held in July, the annual Youth Leadership Summit coincides with the National Urban League Annual Conference to further provide young people with a deeper connection to the legacy of the Urban League movement.
 
Past Youth Leadership Summit host sites have included:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Northeastern University
  • Spelman College
  • Temple University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Maryland College Park

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