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Walnut Creek Youth Conference: Energize, Engage, Empower

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Civic Park

1375 Civic Drive

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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The City of Walnut Creek Youth Leadership Commission is holding its first Youth Conference on June 27. Our goal is to energize, engage and empower the next leaders in Walnut Creek. Join us to learn how to become more active in the community, engage with an inspiring keynote speaker and youth panel, learn about job and volunteer opportunties, register to vote, watch performances by local bands and dance groups, experience an art show and win raffle prizes.

The event is FREE and open to all. There will be food trucks to grab lunch for purchase.

10:00-10:30am: Keynote Speaker: Shelina Noorali

Shelina Noorali is an incoming graduate student at Columbia University pursuing a Master of Public Administration. She previously worked with Sacramento International Rescue Committee (IRC) providing economic development and recovery services to newly arrived refugees and asylees. She founded IGNITE National’s UC Davis Chapter in 2014 to encourage more women to seek elected office and become civically engaged. Shelina spent the bulk of her last two years at UC Davis leading events through IGNITE, advocating in Washington D.C. for women’s reproductive rights, and conducting research on state capacity and economic growth.

11:00am-12:00pm: Getting your first and next job

A discussion between business owners and youth on how to get your first or next job and what young folks need from their employers.

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch and Entertainment

Chat with organizations at their booths, grab food, check out the art show, listen and watch performances by:

North Gate Jazz Band

miniMODE-FUNKMODE Youth Performance Company

Dance Connection

1:00-2:00pm: How Can You Make a Difference in Our Community?

Get energized, engaged and empowered by hearing from some of your inspiring peers

2:00-3:00pm: Booths/Raffle Prizes/Call to Action

Continue visiting booths, check out the art show, take selfies, enter your booth passport into the raffle



ART SHOW

Show off your talent and have the chance to win prizes by submitting an art piece to the Conference Art Show. We are currently accepting submissions until June 20. More details here.


Are you a business, organization and/or group that's interested in participating? Please contact Carla Hansen, Assistant to the City Manager, hansen@walnut-creek.org.

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