Timeline

April 20-21, 2007  

1st NC Youth Summit held in High Point, NC.

Legislators met with youth to prepare a state strategic plan for serving youth.

Co-chaired by Allison Bowers (Davidson WDB) & Lashauna Parker (Cape Fear WDB)

April 18-19, 2008

2nd Annual Youth Summit moves to Greensboro NC

Theme: “Generation D: Destined for Greatness”

Co-chaired by Lashauna Parker (Cape Fear WDB) & Erica Saunders (Greensboro/High Point/Guilford WDB)

April 17-18, 2009

3rd Annual Youth Summit, Greensboro NC

Theme: “Yes We Can!”

Co-Chaired by Lashauna Parker & Crystal Zellous (Greensboro/High Point/Guilford WDB)

June 3, 2009

18 youth visited the General Assembly, participated in the   Education Committee meeting and presented information from the Summit;  Salisbury – Rowan Community Action Agency participant Jamar Stills led the charge in addressing the Education Committee and Senator Tony Forriest.

April 23 – 24, 2010

4th Annual Youth Summit, Greensboro NC

Theme: “A New World State of Mind”

Co-chaired by Crystal Zellous & Trenice Smith (Durham WDB)

May 19, 2010

6 local areas sent youth to visit the N.C. General Assembly. The youth met privately with representatives from their jurisdictions and toured the NC Museum of Natural Science and the NC Museum of History.

 April 15-16, 2011

Milestone: 5th Annual Youth Summit, Greensboro NC

Theme:  Refocus: Same You New Attitude

Co-Chaired by Crystal Zellous & Natasha Pender (Centralina WDB)

March 30-31, 2012

6th Annual Youth Summit, Greenbsoro NC

Theme:  Turning Dreams into Reality

Co-Chaired by Crystal Zellous (Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County WDB) & Natasha Pender  (Centralina WDB)

April 26, 2012

45 young adults visited the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh to talk to legislators about the value of Workforce programs.

April 5-6 2013

Theme:  The Real World – Adulthood 101

Co-Chaired by Crystal Zellous and Rufus Wilson and had 259 total attendees.

May 22, 2013

60 Youth and 7 staff visited the N.C. General Assembly

March 28-29, 2014

Co-Chaired by Crystal Zellous (Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County WDB) & Natasha Pender  (Centralina WDB)

April 24-25, 2015

Theme: “Me on FLEEK”

Co-chaired by Lashauna Parker (Cape Fear WDB), Anna London (Charlotte Works), and Angela Nicholson (Triangle South WDB)

April 1-2, 2016

Theme: A Decade of Excellence

Co-Chaired by Lashauna Parker (Cape Fear WDB) Anna London (Charlotte Works), and Solomon McAuley (Centralina WDB)

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