WOW!!!! The 12th Annual NC Youth Summit

The 12th Annual NC Youth Summit was one that will go down in history!! Do not just take our word for it, here are some quotes by some that attended.

“Watching our Next Generation Go from Fearful to Fearless was Priceless”  Gary Mason (NextGen Service Leader, Centralina WDB, )

“I left the summit feeling happy and inspired” Jasmine Mungro (Customer, Centralina WDB)

“I had an opportunity to attend and experience the 2018 Youth Summit.  This was a great event, well organized and successfully executed. The Youth Summit provided the youth in attendance with important information to help them navigate and make choices in their lives.  Workshops and speakers helped youth to gain perspective on various topics such as, confidence in their abilities, developing coping skills, understanding you are not alone in your situation and how to adopt a fearless mentality/mindset.  The Youth Summit is a valuable event to help our youth understand small steps forward lead to the attainment of large goals. ” Marcus Pryor ( NextGen Council Member, Centralina WDB)

“I really enjoyed the Youth Summit. It encouraged me to be FEARLESS and always to be willing to have courage.  It also taught me how to control my anger and not to let it hold me back.  The part I loved the most was breaking the boards. It felt as if it signified as a breakthrough from everything that has happen to me.  This really inspired me a lot.” Cor’ Nicqua Coggins (Customer, Davidson County WDB)

“The breaking of the boards was so symbolic for me. When I broke my board it felt like such a release off my shoulders. It made me feel like I didn’t need to be afraid but to be strong and face all of my fears.” Lovell Phann  (Customer, Davidson County WDB)

I really enjoyed the Youth Summit over this past weekend. I was able to meet other people who have similar problems as I do. It’s not every day you can have a conversation with a person who understands you, instead of looking at you as a failure.The workshops in my opinion really helped to open my eyes back up and inspire me to do my best. When I arrived I really didn’t know what to expect so I “stood against the wall” and kept to myself. Then I joined in the crowd during the first workshop and everything changed.I really hope that they continue to do the Youth Summit or to have more during the year to inspire people like me and help them on their journey to becoming FEARLESS!   Chase McNelis (Customer, Davidson County WDB)

I really enjoyed the NC Youth Summit, can I go next year or will I be to old? ShaQuetta McKoy (Customer, Triangle South WDB)

“It was amazing to spend quality time with people that had gone through similar things as myself. I felt it was easier to connect and listen the them. It’s amazing knowing that we have all pushed through to make something out of ourselves” – Felipe Zamora-Ramirez (Customer, Regional Partnership WDB)

“I had a really good time at the Youth Summit This was my first time going and I really enjoyed everything and I want to thank everyone that pulled this together, it was great!” Rebecca Spivey (Customer, Regional Partnership WDB)

(Click  to read the 2018 NC Youth Summit Press Release )

We Are One Week Away

The 2018 NC Youth Summit is one week away! This year the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC will host nearly 324 people that represent the 23 NC Workforce Development Boards Nextgen Youth and Young Adult services. The Pre-Conference events include College/University Tours along with some Business Tours. Pre-Conference events will conclude Thursday evening with networking, karaoke, and games.

For the full agenda please visit the link provided.

 NC Youth Summit 2018 Agenda

NCYS Welcomes Your Proposals!

With planning underway for the 2018 North Carolina Youth Summit, the NCYS Planning Committee has released the 2018 Request for Proposal for potential bidders who are interested in facilitating this awesome event!

The 2018 NC Youth Summit (#NCYS18) is scheduled for April 13-14, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC.

With a major focus on Entrepreneurship, the NCYS Planning Committee is super excited to see what you can bring to the table for North Carolina’s Youth/Young Adults!

Bidders can download the official NCYS RFP 2017-2018  

RFP Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

RFP Contact: Damien Neville (dneville@turningpointwdb.org)