YALC 2018 Teen Summit is closed.
Online registration is closed. You may still attend the event on Saturday, September 22nd. Make sure to visit the registration table. Please note, you are not guaranteed a lunch.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
10am-2pm
Registration opens at 9am.
CSU Main Classroom Building (Now called Berkman Hall) -- Auditorium
2121 Euclid Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 44115


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WORKSHOP SELECTIONS
Please read the workshop descriptions and make a selection in the dropdown list. Some workshops are offered twice to accommodate as many youth as possible.

-----------------------------------------------------SESSION 1 : 10:30-11:15am--------------------------------------------------------

DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS
Chloe Millard and Douglas Shore, 4-H Creation Crew / Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, participants will learn about the impact that drugs and alcohol have on the human body.

TRACING OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS
Aniera Watkins, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, we will learn about the impact human activities have on our oceans and see how we can help reduce our ecological footprint.

CONNECTING THE ELEMENTS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kristen Kubek, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, students will explore the connection between each core factor of health and learn fun techniques to promote a healthy lifestyle. And, they'll leave with a healthy snack to enjoy!

HOW DO WE PREVENT AND CONTROL GUN VIOLENCE?
Nevaeh Ragsdale and Madison Ragsdale, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, we will discuss gun violence in our communities, and what young people can do to prevent it.

SEW SIMPLE
Cora Blondin, 4-H / Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
What's an important but forgotten life skill that can save you time and money? Sewing! Come learn the basics of machine sewing and also how to hand sew on a button! You will take home a quick and easy project you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.

THE PROS AND CONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Rameerah Holmes and Miryah Holmes, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Learn about the ways social media can enhance your job prospects and build your brand. We will also discuss the negative impacts that not making the correct choices on social media outlets can have.

FIGHTING FOOD WASTE AT SCHOOLS
Lea Kim, Rachel Wilson, Project Leftovers, Solon High School
The purpose of this workshop is to educate students about the severity and prevalence of the food waste issue in schools. Students will participate in a forum to share and discuss strategies (such as food recovery programs and share tables) to prevent such waste at a consumer level.

RAISING AWARENESS AND BREAKING STIGMA
Katie Gardner and Members of Lake County Youth Council
This workshop will discuss anxiety and depression two of the most common mental health conditions in young people. Notice the signs and symptoms and learn what you can do to take action, help a friend in need and work to remove stigma around mental health.

MIRRORS...what is the image that you see?
Michael G. Williams, M.E. (Mind Elevation) University
This workshop is designed to help youth see who they really are instead of becoming what society dictates. We will explore those areas in our character that has been created due to family, or the lack thereof, community, peers, media, and relationships.

MINORS' RIGHTS: LINKING TEENS TO SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES
Sharon Stevens and Nonie Bailey, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Adolescents often lack information about their rights to access birth control, STD/HIV testing and treatment, and reproductive health services. This workshop will address: 1) adolescents’ right to receive care; 2) the types of services available to them; and 3) where they can go for contraceptive and reproductive health care in their community. This workshop will provide teens with the necessary knowledge and information to help them make informed choices about their sexual health.

THE FLY GIRL'S GUIDE TO PERSONAL STYLE (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Silk Allen, The House of Fly by Lady Silk LLC
Learn how to dress for less, define your personal style and improve self-esteem in this workshop.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Alex Leslie, Constance Conner, Nonye Chukunta, Prevent Premature Fatherhood
This workshop will discuss defining features of a relationship while also discussing coercion issues, teen dating violence, and resources for help.

MANAGE MY MONEY
Teresha Sims, The Hero Within You Network, Inc.
It is time to start thinking about your financial future. This workshop will help you learn to create a spending plan to achieve your financial goals.

SESSION 2: 11:25-12:10
TRACING OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS
Aniera Watkins, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, we will learn about the impact human activities have on our oceans and see how we can help reduce our ecological footprint.

CONNECTING THE ELEMENTS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kristen Kubek, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, students will explore the connection between each core factor of health and learn fun techniques to promote a healthy lifestyle. And, they'll leave with a healthy snack to enjoy!

SEW SIMPLE
Cora Blondin, 4-H / Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
What's an important but forgotten life skill that can save you time and money? Sewing! Come learn the basics of machine sewing and also how to hand sew on a button! You will take home a quick and easy project you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.

GREEN CORPS: IT'S MORE THAN JUST A PAYCHECK
Kierra Overton, Holden Forests and Gardens / Green Corps
Are you interested in a job that will help you with your plans for the future? Do you feel that you need to improve in some areas of your life? Come hear from other youth about the Green Corps Program and participate in fun activities revolving around job skills building and learning how to take pride in what you do.

ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION ACROSS CULTURES: BARRIERS TO DONATION AND COMMUNICATION IN MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Laura Rodriguez-Carbone
58% of people on the national transplant waiting list are from minority communities. Yet, minorities are underrepresented among registered organ, eye and tissue donors and are as much as 60% less likely to become a registered donor. There are a wide variety of cultural and access barriers to communication about organ, eye and tissue donation in communities of color. This workshop examines these barriers and informs participants about how they, themselves, can save and heal lives through saying yes to becoming an organ donor.

SOLVING STRESS (A SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOP) (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Dameyonna Willis, Queen IAM Girl Empowerment
In this workshop, teens will have the opportunity to learn about the positive and negative pressures and stresses of growing up. Teens will learn tools to be able to express themselves in a healthy manner, and find the courage to overcome life's obstacles.

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Amir Phillips, ESTEM NSBE
A presentation about civil engineering will be conducted for the first 20 minutes of the workshop. After the presentation, a group activity will take place in which the audience will be divided into groups of 5 and have to work together to create a structure made out of popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, and 2 sheets of cardstock paper that is tall, able to stand on its own, and able to support 5 boxes of candy of the presenters choice. Each group member will be assigned the role of task manager, resource manager, facilitator, recorder reporter, or general manager. The task manager receives the instructions for the task and must tell the resource manager what materials to get. The resource manager is the only person who is allowed to get materials. The recorder reporter is the only one who is allowed to draw blueprint, but they are not allowed to talk or help build. The facilitator speaks for the recorder reporter. Finally, the general manager is in charge of delegating building tasks to everyone except the recorder reporter. The group whose structure wins at the end gets to keep the candy.

STUDENT ATHLETES- UNDERSTANDING HOW ACADEMICS AFFECT COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY
Jowan Smith & Tahneye Smith, Getting Our Babies to College 101
Do you know about the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)? How can you prepare to meet the requirements of these organizations starting as early as middle school? Find out in this workshop!

HER Bag (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Cache' Ariane, Hidden Treas_HERs
Why is self-esteem so important? Find out in this workshop, where every young lady will receive a bag with essential products just for HER. We will discuss the importance of the bag and the power it holds to achieve future goals. Without this bag, it can be a challenge for one to be HER best SELF. IT'S ALL ABOUT HER.

THE BEGINNING TO CHANGING MY MINDSET!
Michael G. Williams, M.E. (Mind Elevation, University)
This workshop will lead us through the beginning phases of changing your mindset! We will discover the TRUE power of the mind and the realization that we control how we view input and output. Teens will understand they have always had the power to make the most difference in their lives!

"WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” CLEVELAND EDITION
Kellie Morris
To mind your own business or not to mind your own business that is the question. Modeling the TV show "What would you do?" we will discuss moral issues that challenge how teens would respond to the age old question of "are we our brother and sisters keepers?"

BE PRESENT OHIO CAMPAIGN
SAY- Social Advocates for Youth Leadership Council
Learn about the Be Present Ohio Campaign and find out what you can do to make a difference for close friends, siblings and classmates! Your presence can be the best present someone could ever receive. People struggling with stress, depression, loneliness or being bullied don’t always need all the answers, but they do need someone who is in their corner. You don’t have to be a mental health expert. You just have to care! The SAY Student Leadership Council will share about the campaign and ways you can “Be Present” for youth who are in need of support. The program will be interactive and fun!

HIDDEN RULES OF ENVIRONMENTS
Ohio Guidestone
Youth will be engaged in an activity about the hidden rules of different environments. The youth will be divided up into groups. In their groups, they will be given decks of cards. Two of the tables will be given the rules to a card game, two of the tables will not be given the rules. All groups will be instructed to play for a certain amount of time, and they will switch. Following the games, the youth will be introduced to the concept of hidden rules. We all use different rules to navigate environments. Youth will be lead in a discussion about how the lack of knowledge of rules can limit an individual’s interactions and break relationships.


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