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Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)



Jenny Maldonado
Open Choice High School Resource Specialist

Middle School Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)

The 2019 Middle School YES Event

May 14; 8:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

The Learning Corridor map
41 Vernon Street, Hartford, CT

The Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) brings together a diverse group of students (Open Choice and suburban resident) to discuss various experiences connected to identity and differences.

Students will share honestly, listen reflectively, and practice skills for empathy and community building. The group will engage with the topics of race, equity, power, and community transformation. Students will participate in a process of problem identification and action planning to create a plan and structure to support more inclusive and engaging learning environments.

The event is FREE!

All student participants will have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Team building activities
  • Facilitated dialogues around the “isms” in our society
  • Facilitated action planning

So Why Come?

  • Free breakfast and lunch!!
  • Fun, fun, fun!
  • Music!
  • A chance to make new friends!
  • Raffles!
  • Transportation is provided!

Register Now!

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