Youth Leadership Scholars Inspire All

Summer 2009 | | November 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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 At the plenary session, 34 Youth Leadership Scholars present their views

The flagship program in NCCEP’s Youth Services programming is the Youth Leadership Summit. In an effort to include student perspectives and the opinions of young people, NCCEP created national opportunities for youth to participate in the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference. More than 150 GEAR UP high school students have participated in the Youth Leadership Summit since the inception of the program in 2003 and thousands of students applied to the program for 2009. The culmination of the Summit, and the highlight of the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference, is the presentation of the scholars to the conference attendees. For a half an hour, the Scholars are given the stage to voice their opinions and share their ideas. Conference attendees commented that the Summit presentation brought a fresh and energized perspective that reminds them why they became engaged in the education arena.

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