Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek.

-President Barak Obama

The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a youth organization focused on supporting 6th-12th graders in designing their future by coordinating workshops and programs for the students and their parents. YLA was founded in 2008 with the goal of enriching the lives of our young people through early exposure to both traditional, and non-traditional, careers through presentations and workshops by career professionals and leaders throughout our community. Please find below the Mission, Vision and Objectives of the YLA.


Each year for the past ten years the YLA has coordinated an annual Career and Parent Summit.  Speakers have ranged from corporate, medical, engineering, education, skill trades, and entrepreneurial professions, just to name a few.  Some of our speakers included Dr. Chandra Gill, BlackAcademically Speaking; Mr. James Jenkins, Jenkins Construction; Dr. Lanetta Coleman, Chief of OBGYN, Sinai-Grace Hospital; Mr. Marvin Beatty, Greektown Casino.  We facilitate parent workshops in which we present on topics such as scholarships, college readiness, and preparation for developing future leaders.  In addition, we facilitate student workshops in which we provide a more personalized approach by using small group breakout sessions that foster interaction between our students and our career leaders.  One of our specific areas of focus is on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workshops for 6th -8th graders. In addition, we strive to provide information and awareness on non-traditional and skill trade careers. 


The Fall Scholarship Preparation for parents and students will be offered beginning in 2018. 


For additional information, you may contact Silvia Sims at simssilvia@gmail.com or Marie Baker at mbaker826@aol.com



Mission
: We aim to be a facilitator in exposing students to career pathways and to support them in the discovery of their interests and strengths and design of their future.


Vision: To assist students in maximizing their full potential.


Objectives:

  • Identify student strengths and alignment of those strengths with career choices.
  • Enforce the value of preparation.
  • Foster the students’ pursuit of leadership.
  • Instill in the students an awareness of civic responsibility and engagement.





10th Annual

Youth Career and Parent Summit


Presented by the

Youth Leadership Academy (“YLA”)

on March 10, 2018



Don’t Miss Out on an Opportunity to Take Your Destiny Into Your Own Hands 


The Youth Career and Parent Summit will provide an amazing opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers in a variety of career fields. The Summit will include interactive workshops for students and parents, and the Keynote Speaker is Detroit’s own, Nailah Ellis-Brown, a native Detroiter, Founder of Ellis Island Tropical Tea and recipient of Forbes' 30 under 30 award.


Plus, there will be great opportunities to win some awesome prizes, please see the details below. 














    “Do It For the Gram…I Ain’t Gonna Do It” Social Media Contest

    From January 28th through March 10th, help us spread the word by posting about the Summit on Instagram and Facebook. YLA will give away a $100 gift card to the student with the most likes on Instagram and a $100 gift card to the student with the most likes on Facebook.


    CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    1. Participants must be in the 6th through 12th grade.
    2. Post must include the date, time and location of the Summit and web address. Feel free to re-post the flyer from our website.
    3. Participants may only receive 1 gift card for either Instagram or Facebook. 
    4. In order to receive your prize, you must sign up and attend the Summit. 


    Fellowship Chapel Bring a Friend Contest

    The Fellowship Chapel member that brings the most friends (who are not Fellowship members) will receive a $100 gift card.


    CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    1. Participants must be in the 6th through 12th grade.
    2. Participants in the Fellowship Chapel Bring a Friend Contest must be a member of Fellowship Chapel or a participant in one of Fellowship Chapel’s ministries.
    3. Participants must bring a minimum of 5 guests to win.
    4. In order to receive your prize, you, along with your guests, must sign up and attend the Summit. 


    Time Is Of the Essence Contest

    All students who sign up to attend the Summit by February 24th will be entered into a raffle. YLA will raffle 10 gift cards.


    CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    1. Participants must be in the 6th through 12th grade.
    2. In order to receive your prize, you must sign up and attend the Summit.


Additional giveaways and prizes you don’t want to miss!!

REGISTRATION FORM...

Complete and submit by February 24 to be entered into a raffle to win gift cards*

*Gift card drawing will take place at the summit. Must be present to win.

 
Thank you for registering online. We look forward to your attendance and participation.
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