Youth Empowerment Summit

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Wed, Oct 27 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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The Santa Barbara County Education Office invites youth, educators, parents and guardians, and professionals supporting youth to attend the second annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Wednesday, October 27, from 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. This summit offers information, strategies, and practices to empower youth in foster care and experiencing homelessness to thrive. The virtual event format allows attendees to participate in unlimited sessions at no cost.

Workshops target students, parents, educators, and service providers. They will provide space for conversations that help empower ALL young people (LGBTQ+, BIPOC, in foster care, experiencing homelessness, with special needs, and anyone who has experienced trauma).

This event features keynote addresses from Dr. Steve Perry, educator and bestselling author, and Melissa Roshan (MelRo), an inspirational speaker, children’s advocate, former foster youth, and professional model. Throughout the day, sessions will focus on participant roles, such as students, parent/guardians, educators, service providers, and include topics such as trauma-informed care, child exploitation and human trafficking, financial support for college, and more.

Register now (FREE!) and find more event information at Registration closes on October 22.


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