DENVER – The Department of Public Safety’s Youth Leadership Team will host the 22nd Annual Safe City Youth Summit Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Denver Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Youth Summit is a free, fun-filled event where youth 13 – 18 years of age can attend interactive workshops on the latest youth topics identified by the Public Safety Youth Leadership Team and its partners. Additional features include informational booths, youth entertainment, roundtable discussion on gun violence, and a keynote speech by the Honorable Cheryl Rowles-Stokes.
“Denver’s Youth Summit is a youth-inspired, youth-led leadership event that addresses challenges youth face in a safe and supportive environment,” said Executive Director O’Malley. “This type of leadership development expands social, ethical and cognitive skills that help youth engage in positive relationships with their peers, adults and the community as a whole.”
The Public Safety Youth Leadership Team raised $1,000 for their 5th college scholarship in memory of Walt Beckert that will be awarded to an attendee at this year’s event. Attendees also had the opportunity to apply for one of two additional $250 college scholarships.
Youth interested in receiving one of the scholarships were asked to submit an essay, poem, artwork, or music piece to the Youth Leadership team that explains what this year’s theme, “Let Your Choices Inspire You To Succeed” means to them, as well as an explanation of how the scholarship will help them obtain higher education.
The Youth Summit has been planned and coordinated by the Public Safety Youth Leadership Team, which is comprised entirely of youth, for the past 22 years.