Youth Leadership Summit
Region 7 ESC Youth Leadership Summit - Lighting The Way
January 26, 2024
Join us for Lighting The Way with keynote speaker Stephanie Ellison. Stephanie will share her story, giving students from similar situations the motivation and skills to reach their goals and academic pursuits. Her mission is to inspire youth "to be activists for the voiceless and aim to be a light in the darkness by shining hope."
During the keynote and two small group sessions, Stephanie will share with students how she persevered through a life of instability and insecurity, telling how she got to where she is today as a successful speaker, author, podcaster, and activist.
This workshop is for students and staff from districts that are members of our TEHCY SSA or ARP II SSA ONLY. ESC 7 staff will reach out to LEA staff for student registration information.
"The College Playbook" with Author Lucas Spielfogel
Today, Lucas is the Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC), but he used to be a social studies teacher. He needed a resource to help his students who were bright and capable but had significant resource disadvantages. This led him to write "The College Playbook," an easy-to-follow guide that helps students of all backgrounds navigate the college application process. He will work with the student participants and chaperones to help them in their post-secondary journeys.