Friday, January 14, 2011

White House Youth Summit :: Feb 26

Over the summer the U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducted a National Youth Listening Tour. ED met with over 40 youth-serving institutions and over 1800 middle and high school students from across the country.

This video, created by Adobe Youth Voices for ED, was shown at the beginning of the San Francisco Bay Area listening session:

To wrap it up, the Obama Administration will host a National Youth Summit to collect additional youth feedback on the BIG question: How we can meet the President’s goal of leading the world in college completion by 2020?

How can the USA provide pathways for all youth – those who are in middle and high school as well as those who are out of work, out of school and out of the mainstream – to be on track to achieve high school and postsecondary credentials?

The summit will review findings from the National Youth Listening Tour. It will also have breakout sessions where youth from different parts of the country can meet and share their ideas on meeting Obama's 2020 goal.

Want to attend? The summit is primarily targeting high school student leaders. Middle school students can also participate. Non-profit organizations and/or school districts may send youth representatives. Or secure a spot at the summit by presenting a "Youth Innovation and Action" workshop. Apply beginning Jan 20. That's the only way to get in.

The summit will be held at Banneker High School and Howard University in Wash, DC.

To stay current follow the DNC Youth Council on Facebook, or ED Youth Voices also on Facebook.

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