Youth
Summit

APRIL 13, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

 

Take charge of your education.
A student planned and student led Summit.

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Inspire and Be Inspired

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Students, educators, and civic leaders from across Virginia assemble to hear inspirational stories from youth-driven speakers and participate in high energy challenges that inspire entrepreneurial problem solving.

 

Showcases

Creative students show off their projects at interactive booths.

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Workshops

Workshops provide special access to Keynote speakers and local entrepreneurs.

Challenges

Students present their innovative solutions for building businesses, launching organizations, and strengthening community.

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Student Planned. Student Led.

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Local high school students actively engage entrepreneurial skills through a multi-month design process facilitated by Tom Tom and the student-founded ReinventED Lab.

 

Keynotes

Leading youth innovators and civic leaders share their stories about how they started and their lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs.

 

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB 1230. The bill encourages youth entrepreneurship by protecting student intellectual property rights at Virginia Universities.

Keynotes

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Nikhil Goyal, Author
Schools on Trial

Education reform advocate and author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice

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Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor
City of Charlottesville

Founder of Helping Young People Evolve, a non-profit improving the lives of youth through mentoring and athletics

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LeiLei Secor, Founder
Designed By Lei

Student and Founder of an Etsy shop for handmade jewelry that has net over $100k in recent years

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Alyssa Dizon, Managing Dir.
HackCville

Director of a student-led non-profit for UVA students providing self-directed, experiential education around entrepreneurship

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Daniel Willson, Founder
The Pioneer

Founder of a student-led media education program for UVA students that complements HackCville’s programming

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Emmanuel Abebrese, Founder
Citadel Foundation for Kids

Founder of an NGO in his native Ghana and a 501(c)3 charity in the U.S., which together aim to alleviate child poverty worldwide

SPONSORS