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Be an agent for change in your school and community. On April 28th, 2023 we invite you to come together for a day of learning and camaraderie with youth from across Monroe County. Strengthen your advocacy and leadership skills while embracing your role as an upstander as we work together to create a better Rochester!

Developed by our Youth Ambassador CouncilYouth Voice One Vision (the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council), and the Youth Leadership Coalition (an initiative of ROC the Future), and in partnership with Community Youth Development students at Nazareth College, this youth summit will feature presentations, live performances, and discussion groups specifically curated to area high schoolers.

Are you a chaperone interested in bringing a group of youth? Register below! Please note that youth must register through a chaperone to attend. 

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Otto A Shults Community Center

Nazareth College 

4245 East Ave

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Parking is available at any of the three adjacent lots

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Event Schedule

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM 


Light Refreshments will be available

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Info forthcoming

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM


Rank your  workshops by preference while registering

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM


Youth performers 

12:25 PM - 1:25 PM 


Rank your  workshops by preference while registering

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Info forthcoming

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM


Light Refreshments will be available

2:25 PM - 2:30 PM



Evolution of the Revolution:
An Examination of Black Revolutionary Strategies

Examine social change strategies employed by Black activists, advocates, and changemakers throughout American history with the goal of identifying strategies that you can use to address the social issues of today. We will examine six distinct eras in Black history—Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, the Rise of Hip Hop Culture, and the Black Lives Matter era—actively exploring how you can draw on these lessons to create change where you live and learn.  

Compass Leadership

Participants will have the opportunity to explore who they are as leaders more deeply by reflecting on their unique characteristics and habits when working with a team.  Youth Leaders will guide the group through understanding leadership competencies and exploring how different leadership styles can work together effectively and harmoniously.  By the end of this workshop, participants will better understand who they are as leaders and how to better work with the varying types of leaders on their teams.  

Personal Branding

Youth will be introduced to personal branding and learn how they can maximize their hiring potential. They will do this through discovering who they are, creating their identity, and how they can make their identity visible. At the end of the workshop, youth will be able to identify what their brand is and how they can continue to rebrand themselves.

Cameron Community Peace Walk:
A Call to Action!

Teens will discuss the personal and community effects of violence, as well as learn how to create an action plan. Learn about Cameron's annual Peace Walk, how it has impacted the NW quadrant of Rochester, and how they can be a part of the action.


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