Youth Explosion: Empowerment Summit

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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

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Celebrate the voices of the next generation with a summit by and for the youth of our community!

About this event

In partnership with the Youth Initiative of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ), this summit will highlight the voices, passions, and talents of young people with collaborative art, live performance, and community conversation. The schedule below outlines the experience that all are welcome to drop in and participate in at any point throughout the day. The summit is created to allow high-school-aged youth to shine by way of both artistic and activist expression, and for this reason, are especially encouraged to take part. Please feel free to bring the entire family, and join in as an ally in the celebration.

Note that 100% of the donations from registration will fund giveaways for youth in attendance. All minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times while guests of the Gantt.

Program Schedule

  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Your Voice, Your Power: Youth-led Panel and Community Forum
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Your Connection, Your Power: Conversation/Meet-and-Greet with Community Leaders
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Your Vision, Your Power: Drop-In Community Art Workshop
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Your Talent, Your Power: Spoken Word/Musical Performance + Item Giveaway
  • For directions and parking, visit here.

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    About RMJJ

    Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) is a collaborative leadership group working within our community to reduce disproportionality and disparate outcomes for children and families of color through institutional organizing, education, and workforce development.

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