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BSU Youth Empowerment Conference 2017
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The 18th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference is a daylong event that includes a series of workshops on ethnic identity, education/ admissions, advocacy and enterprise, as well as a diverse and interactive student panel. We provide food and entertainment. The event serves high school students from across the nation and at all academic achievement levels. The Stanford Black Student Union and the Black Community Services Center host the event.
This unique event allows Stanford undergraduates to engage with diverse youth from across the nation. This year's theme is B.O.S.S. - Black Opportunities for Student Success. We will focus on the art of building connections and navigating spaces previously inaccessible to us. Dynamic speakers, interactive workshops, and vibrant performances are all hallmarks of the conference. Students leave the conference inspired, hopeful, and committed to the cause of excellence.
What is the Youth Empowerment Conference?
Stanford University’s Black Community Services Center (BCSC) and Black Student Union (BSU) are hosting the 17th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference. The Conference is a day-long event that will include beneficial workshops on various topics, food (continental breakfast and lunch), entertainment and more.
While the conference is focused on Black high school students across the nation and at all academic achievement levels, all high school students are welcomed and invited to attend. Only high school students will be allowed to attend.
Why attend the conference?
The purpose of this conference is for you to gain a greater appreciation for learning and achieving goals: success! We are committed to both equipping you with the tools necessary to become the leaders of tomorrow and instilling a sense of responsibility in you to help your communities with any gifts, talents, and resources (time and donations). This conference aims to let Black youth see that, in spite of institutional barriers, you are the architects of your destinies.
When is the conference?
The conference will take place on April 15, 2017 from 7 AM to 5 PM. You must register to ensure your spot. There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION! Check in for all groups begins at 7 AM. The event begins at 9 AM.
While check-in starts at 7 AM, students and their parents or guardians not required to be there at that time. The period from 7-9 is when we will be handing out materials for the day. The Opening Ceremony begins officially at 9 AM.
Where is the conference taking place?
The conference takes place on the Stanford University campus.
If you are need of overnight accommodations, the Stanford Guest House is located conveniently near campus. Please visit the Lodging and Overnight Accommodations page on our website for more information.
Who should and will attend the conference?
You! Come make memories with hundreds of fellow high school students (in and out of state) and dozens of current college students throughout the day. You are guaranteed to have fun and be empowered. This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss out on. All high school students are welcome to attend!
How much does it cost to attend the conference?
The registration fee is $20 per person for individuals and $15 per person for groups (5 or more). Please note that registration costs does not include lodging accommodations or travel costs. Additionally, participants who do not register online by March 25, 2017 will not be guaranteed lunch.
Why charge this fee to attend the conference?
The registration fee is used to offset a number of costs, including operational, facility, food, and t-shirt costs. We strive to offer the most memorable and worthwhile experience possible for all participants.
What about parents and adult chaperones?
To honor the important role you play in the lives of these students and/or your child, advisors, parents and teachers do not have to pay! While lunch and workshops are for students only, there will be activities for parents and interested adults alike. They are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony from 9:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m and the Admissions Session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Informational sessions and campus attractions will help keep the day interesting for your guardians.
What should interested people do next?
Register, tell your friends about the conference, and make sure to come out on April 15, 2017! Let us show you how to have a good time while we impart power, purpose, and potential!
What if there is a medical emergency?
In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, there are emergency medical technicians on call. Stanford University's Hospital is located on campus. We don't anticipate any issues keeping all participants safe, but should an emergency situation occur, we are fully prepared to address the problem.
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