YALC 2017 Teen Summit Registration
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
10am-2pm
CSU Main Classroom Building -- Auditorium
2121 Euclid Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 44115

RSVP by September 15th for free lunch.
Questions? Email pianka.1@osu.edu

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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.

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ADOPT, DON'T SHOP
Selin Timur, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
In this workshop, participants will learn about inhumane puppy mills and why supporting rescue centers is crucial. Additionally, participants will support rescue centers by making tie blankets and dog and cat toys to donate to local Cleveland shelters.

BEYOND SCARCE: POVERTY AND THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS
Erin Waitkus, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Water is a basic need for life. Around the world almost one billion people live in poverty without access to water. Join us in our journey to cleaner water.

BUGS THAT SAVE THE WORLD!
Chloe Millard, Hannah Stasiuk, Andrew Koranda, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Did you know that one ounce of red ants contains the same amount of protein, if not more, than one serving of ground beef? While eating bugs may sound gross, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in developing countries who do not have access to the land, water, or other resources needed to raise traditional types of livestock. Join us to learn about the truth behind eating bugs (and maybe even sample some for yourself)!

MONKEY BRIDGE (Part 1)
Mark Baxter, Boy Scouts of America, Lake Erie Council
In this workshop, participants will use leadership and communication skills to assemble a Monkey Bridge for other summit participants to walk across. **Please note, participants in this workshop must sign up for Sessions I and II.

BEING PREPARED FOR THE COLLEGE PREP PROCESS EARLY
Ms. Jowan Smith, Getting Our Babies to College Early
I will discuss the importance of starting the college prep process early as middle school. I also talk a lot about the student/athlete process and the things you can do to make yourself more marketable to colleges. I also speak on the importance of the college visits and what you should do and ask at the visit.

DAY ONE
Brenda Eafford, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
This workshop will help teens explore their educational and career goals post- high school. The importance of community service involvement will also be stressed. Youth will walk away with the techniques and strategies it takes to be a successful student while in high school.

SPORTS IN SOCIETY, SPORTS AND ECONOMICS
Brian Anthony, Cierra Hilson, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
In this session, students will get a glimpse at the economic impact on & within the world of sports – with particular attention given to economics in relation to gender and education.

GREEN CORPS: GROWING YOUTH, GROWING FOOD, GROWING CLEVELAND
Kierra Overton, Green Corps (Holden Forests and Gardens)
Green Corps youth will give a brief program overview followed by a presentation and activities revolving around building community partners and marketing the program and produce grown.

SAFE SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR TEENS
Mariko Lewis-Davis, Girls to Women, Inc.
Social media is a big deal to most teens. Studies show, that teens spend a lot of time on Social Media. There are advantages and disadvantages to Social media. Social Media can be good or bad, depending on each individual’s use. This workshop will show teens safe social networking tips and how to maximize their time and effectiveness on social media as it relates to their personal life and career.

EXPOSING STUDENTS TO STEM THROUGH MEDICAL FORENSICS
E-STEM National Society of Black Engineers Chapter, Sarah L., Jewelia S., Joy R., Amir A.
This workshop will expose students to STEM through a medical forensics activity.

TEENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Kristina Wondrak, Student Inter, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Find out how you can make a difference by advocating for causes you believe in. Discover resources, connect with teens, and learn about how other young people are changing the world for the better.

CONCOCTING A STEM CAREER
Imani Scruggs, 4-H Program Coordinator
This presentation will showcase a variety of careers in the STEM fields and assist the youth in determining the education or vocational skills needed to obtain them.

LET ME DRIVE
Teresha Sims, The Hero Within You Network, Inc.
Have you thought about your personal destination? In this workshop, you are in the driver's seat. Leave this workshop with your own personal road map.

YOUR PRESENCE IS A PRESENT
Javier Sanchez, REACH Communications, Inc., Ivan Juzang, Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network
Your presence can be the best present someone could ever receive. People struggling with stress, depression, loneliness or being bullied don’t need all the answers, but they do need to know someone is in their corner and someone cares. A new mental health and wellness campaign created BY youth and FOR youth is launching soon and YOU have a chance to be a part of it! Bring your smartphone or tablet to this workshop and find out how YOU can be present for your siblings, friends, and classmates!

SESSION II: 11:25-12:10
ANXIETY IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Laniecia Owens-Palmer, Joseph Jones, Timothy McCall, Margaret Jones, Kourtney Morgan, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Did you know that children today have the same levels of anxiety as psychiatric patients? Our workshop will teach others about anxiety, how it is affecting youth, and how to relieve some of your stress.

LEADERSHIP 2.0
Joi'e White, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Want to learn more about being a great leader? Come to this workshop where we will be doing fun activities and learning new things. This workshop will leave you feeling inspired to take your leadership skills to the next level!

PET PARENTING 101
Vivian Blondin, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Are you being the best pet parent you can be? Did you know that spaying and neutering your pets can expand their life expectancy? To find out more about how to take care of your pets, come to this workshop.


HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS/CONSENT
Constance Conner, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
This workshop will help participants define what a healthy relationship is, and the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. What consent is, and the laws around it, and the establishment of healthy boundaries will also be discussed.

MONKEY BRIDGE (Part 2)
Mark Baxter, Boy Scouts of America, Lake Erie Council
In this workshop, participants will use leadership and communication skills to assemble a Monkey Bridge for other summit participants to walk across. **Please note, participants in this workshop must sign up for Sessions I and II.

DAY ONE
Brenda Eafford, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
This workshop will help teens explore their educational and career goals post- high school. The importance of community service involvement will also be stressed. Youth will walk away with the techniques and strategies it takes to be a successful student while in high school.

SPORTS IN SOCIETY, SPORTS AND ECONOMICS
Brian Anthony, Cierra Hilson, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
In this session, students will get a glimpse at the economic impact on & within the world of sports – with particular attention given to economics in relation to gender and education.

LGBTQ INCLUSIVE SEX EDUCATION AND SERVICE LEARNING
Akeemjamal Rollins, The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland
The LGBT Center has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on a new Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program called Prevention Warriors which uses All4You!, an evidence-based sex education curriculum comprised of 9 content lessons and 5 service learning sessions. LGBT teens have a 2-7 times greater rate of unintended teenage pregnancy, according to studies conducted by Northwestern University.
Our workshop will address about the need for LGBTQ Inclusive Reproductive and Sexual Health Education, how our program works, and how youth in the community can get involved. There will be interactive activities from our lessons and curriculum in the workshop, including games and actual ALL4YOU! curriculum activities and GIVAWAYS! Including, but not limited to, chocolate and non-chocolate sweets. Come and check us out!

SAFE SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR TEENS
Mariko Lewis-Davis, Girls to Women, Inc.
Social media is a big deal to most teens. Studies show, that teens spend a lot of time on Social Media. There are advantages and disadvantages to Social media. Social Media can be good or bad, depending on each individual’s use. This workshop will show teens safe social networking tips and how to maximize their time and effectiveness on social media as it relates to their personal life and career.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
E-STEM National Society of Black Engineers Chapter, Sarah L., Jewelia S., Joy R., Amir A.
Mechanical Engineers are responsible for making our auto industry strive. Since the
earliest days, mechanical engineers have looked for different ways of creating new machines, robots and cars
to make society more efficient. In this workshop, one will be able to learn more about mechanical engineering
in a competitive way by teaming up with other participants to see who could make their car go the furthest
with limited materials.

THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC: PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEROIN AWARENESS
SAY- Social Advocates for Youth, SAY Student Leadership Council
Learn about the Opiate Epidemic in an informative and interactive way. High school students from the SAY Student Leadership Council will share the latest information about how this epidemic is killing hundreds of people in Cuyahoga County. They will then utilize improve games and other activities to teach prescription drug safety and ways in which the participants can share these messages with friends, family and the community as a way to prevent this epidemic from spreading.

YOUR PRESENCE IS A PRESENT
Javier Sanchez, REACH Communications, Inc., Ivan Juzang, Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network
Your presence can be the best present someone could ever receive. People struggling with stress, depression, loneliness or being bullied don’t need all the answers, but they do need to know someone is in their corner and someone cares. A new mental health and wellness campaign created BY youth and FOR youth is launching soon and YOU have a chance to be a part of it! Bring your smartphone or tablet to this workshop and find out how YOU can be present for your siblings, friends, and classmates!

MANAGE MY MONEY
Teresha Sims, The Hero Within You Network, Inc.
Are you thinking about paying for your prom/graduation fees, saving money, purchasing a car, buying new technology, getting your own apartment or do you just want to know how to start managing your money? If so, come and join us. Leave this workshop with a plan to reach your financial goals.

IT COULD HAPPEN TO ME, TOO
Sarah Young, Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition
Human Trafficking happens right in our backyard. Learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking, along with the myths and facts.

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