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#That's So Pough! Youth Celebration

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Hudson Valley Community Center

110 South Grand Ave

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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The format of the summit is for youth by youth and serves as a platform for their voices and artistic means of self-expression. It will include performances by local artist, dancers, and poets. We have developed a cutting-edge presentation format to incorporate high-quality audio, video, and lighting. The promotion leading up to the event will include video of students, community leaders and visual examples of the rich history and contributions of minorities to the city of Poughkeepsie.

This two-day event is designed to be a catalyst for two topics; what's now and what's next for youth living in the city of Poughkeepsie.

The first day will focus on identifying local youth trends and their impact as they pertain to local music, art and fashion, with the objective of celebrating all that is "so Pough(keepsie)"! The event will take place on Friday evening. As student guests arrive in fashion, hairstyles, nail designs, etc. that they believe represent Poughkeepsie style and trends, they will walk the red carpet, stopping for photos in front of a sponsor-monogrammed step and repeat. These photos are shared on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for voting, with the hashtag ThatsSoPough! Inside the event, students are provided snacks and beverages as they browse student art and attend student performances. The evening culminates with a live performance by a local hip- hop artist.

The second day will engage the students in deep conversations about the uniqueness and current condition of their city and what they would like to see in the future. During breakfast, students will indulge in a cereal bar and learn about what is happening in their city's economic landscape at the CeReality Check. Other event features include lunch, break out sessions, and a guest speaker. Necessary data from students can be collected during break out sessions. Prizes will be awarded to students voted best in style on social media and for superlatives, such as "Most likely to Become PK Mayor".


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Hudson Valley Community Center

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Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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