Leading to Change to Headline Youth Summit

Providing youth and adults with an inspiring and engaging experience at the Youth Summit requires quality speakers and a guaranteed enjoyable time. That’s what this year’s headliner does every day. National award-winning training agency Leading to Change out of North Carolina will help lead a day of inspirational messages and skill-building experiences for South Carolina’s youth at the 6th Annual Youth Summit on July 27th in Columbia.

“We’re looking forward to having Leading to Change facilitate the Youth Summit,” says Trimease K. Carter, Youth Engagement Manager at ESMMSC. “They will provide a fun, highly interactive experience filled with laughter, music, and engaging breakout sessions.”

Leading to Change will provide two breakout sessions geared towards leadership skills and diversity. PLAYING WITH FIRE:  Conflict, Communication, and your TRUE COLORS of Leadership will help participants identify their leadership style and learn how to work better with others. BEYOND RACE:  Diversity, Culture, and Our Commonalities You Can’t See will address how to think outside of the racial divide and see people for their cultural backgrounds rather than their race.

“These two breakout sessions speak directly to what we address in The HYPE Project – working together to achieve a common goal,” says Carter. “Our youth will build a leadership foundation that can be used in their communities to achieve success.”

The Youth Summit is open to all youth who are interested in making their voice stronger and those who are involved with youth-serving organizations. Adults leaders and ESMMSC community partners are also invited to attend. Registration is open now through July 20th.

“If you haven’t experienced Leading to Change, then you might want to make plans to attend the Youth Summit on Friday, July 27th in Columbia,” says Carter. “I’ve attended one of their trainings, and I can honestly say that it was the most engaging and fun training I’ve ever attended. I think our youth and adult attendees will highly enjoy spending a day away from home and work.”