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Free One-Day Interactive Summit Set to Engage, Empower and Inspire Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders Throughout Metro Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA –

Change Our Future,
a nonprofit organization seeking to empower youth
through education, advocacy, and developmental programs, is set to host its 2nd Annual “I AM” Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9am-4pm at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church located on 2800 West Cheltenham Ave. Philadelphia, PA. Registration will begin at 9:00am. This one-day interactive summit is designed to create future leaders of tomorrow by bridging the gap between academic achievements and personal development for rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders. At this year’s summit, students can expect to participate in leadership workshops, gender table talks, career development workshops, resume review and a career fair. There will be free giveaways, a live DJ and guest facilitators. Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

The purpose of the “I AM” Youth Leadership Summit is to cultivate black and brown leaders starting with bringing cultural awareness and diverse experiences to ensure equitable representation is at the forefront for our young leaders. Our leaders of tomorrow deserve to be seen and affirmed in all spaces so they can thrive with confidence.

“Empowered youth leaders are the catalyst for change in our world,” says Erika McLeod, Founder of Change Our Future. At Change Our Future our goal is to inspire and support the next generation to lead with purpose and passion.”

Goals of the Summit:

  • Improve confidence, skill development, and motivation among our youth leaders.
  • Encourage leaders to practice introspection, by observing their good qualities, flaws, and own behavior; this commitment to self-awareness helps everyone grow, personally and


  • Enhance the bond between youth members, increasing trust and improving effective


  • Have 100% of our students signed up for a summer externship /internship, shadowing

    opportunity or part time job.

Attendees can expect to engage with professionals, mentors, and peers to embrace their confidence, hear and learn from industry experts about what it means to be a leader in today’s world, and make new connections with other peers as students engage in powerful group discussions that challenge their thinking. Participants should come prepared to bring a copy of their resume, an open mind and energy.

To register for the “I AM” Youth Leadership Summit, visit
Follow the conversation on social media using #ChangeOurFuture and #COFYouthLeadershipSummit23.

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