Family Assistance Program, in partnership with San Bernardino Valley College, will host a Youth Leadership Summit 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 16.
The event, open to young people ages 16 to 24, will be held in Room B-100 on the campus of San Bernardino Valley College, 701 S. Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino.
Keynote speakers will be state Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, Assemblymember James Ramos and Jevon Wilkes, executive director of California Coalition for Youth. They will discuss resources for young people to advocate for policies that impact their lives and will speak about policies they’ve worked on to strengthen the resources and rights of young people in San Bernardino County and in the state, according to a news release.
The goal of the summit is to provide a forum for youth who are interested in building their leadershipskills. The event will include workshops on topics such as “Statewide Policy and Building Youth Voices,” “How Youth Can Effectively Communicate Their Issues to Elected Officials and Policymakers,” “Leadership in Employment” and “How to be a Comfortable Public Speaker.”
Roundtable topics to be discussed by community leaders and young people will include ideas to fight youth homelessness and ways young people can get involved in the community.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided at the event, and registered participants will be paid for participating in the event, according to the news release.
Young people who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurities are encouraged to attend.
For information and to register, go to familyassist.org/youth-leadership-summit/.