Youth Summit To Confront Issues Plaguing South Florida Youth


South Florida’s largest youth summit will offer effective tools that empower youth to become instruments of change
MIAMI, FL – September 9, 2013 – L.E.A.D Nation in partnership with Broward College is excited to present the 2nd Annual South Florida Youth Summit (SFYS) on October 18-19, 2013 for students in grades 6-12. Families, youth, and community organizations are invited to attend this FREE two-day summit. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and interactive presentations on key issues thatdirectly impact youth, including employment, entrepreneurship, social innovation, STEM education, college preparation, financial literacy, and childhood obesity awareness.“In order to see positive change in our nation, we must look to America’s youth as instruments of change,” said State Representative Shervin Jones, Chair of SFYS. “They must be involved in taking community action and be raised up as our next generation of leaders.”At the inaugural summit in 2012, over 3000 youth learned from renowned philosopher Dr. Cornel West, award winning journalist Jeff Johnson, and creator of CNN’s Black in America Soledad O’Brien. This year students will have the opportunity to apply for jobs and receive scholarship information packets offering over a half-million dollars in scholarships.“Our summit creates a platform for young people to foster personal and professional development, develop social consciousness and create goals and critical leadership skills to become ambassadors of our future,” said Adrian Freeman, Executive Director of L.E.A.D Nation. “After the success of the first youth summit, a host of community leaders and youth organizations where excited to take part in the planning of our 2nd Annual Summit.”

The summit will take place over two days with events in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The schedule includes:

  • Friday October 18, at 5p.m. #IamChange Youth Symposium, College Fair, and Awards Ceremony.
    • Location:Miami Carol City High School | 3301 Miami Gardens Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
  • Saturday October 19, at 10a.m. South Florida Youth Summit Full Day Conference
    • Location: Broward College Central Campus | 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314

Youth Groups and/or Students can register to attend the summit for free by

Students can also connect with us:

Sponsors and Strategic partners include: Broward College, Miami Carol City High School, Adrian Speaks International, JNICK Management Group, LLC, Florida Virtual School, Law Offices of Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Avenue Executives, Taylormade Strategies, Medium Four and the Foundation of New Life.

About L.E.A.D Nation – Leaders by Empowerment-Activists by Development is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that started in April 2006. L.E.A.D Nation’s goal is to assist members of the Y Generation with assuming responsibility for their destiny by becoming leaders in their own right.

L.E.A.D Nation was not created to be just another “program”; it was created to be an intervention-prevention organization that is being presented to school systems, churches, cities, and states to make it known that help is here!

Media inquiries and interviews:

Benjamin Evans

(850) 241-4196

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About Kerline K. Jules (686 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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