In order to ensure a successful participation experience

All Students attending the conference are expected to participate in the Youth Academy

on Sunday, from 2-8:30 pm.


Once again this year, we will have a strong Student program that includes a Sunday afternoon Student Academy which will help them prepare for a successful time at the Summit.  Students will learn about their education rights, engage in activities to develop their public speaking and networking skills, work in small groups to identify what messages they would like to convey to the adults at the conference about how the system could be changed to better meet their needs, develop personalized talking points for sharing at the conference (at the youth’s discretion), and will receive support in planning their conference session including choosing breakout sessions where they can both gather and share important information. They will also work on the content of the  legislative meeting all students will attend on Monday at the Capitol.


Monday during Learning Session "A" all students will go to a meeting at the State Capitol where they will meet with Key legislators and legislative staff.  Summit staff will be facilitating this meeting with them.  

Monday night the students will join together in a Student Only dinner and activity.  This is a great unwind time for them where they get to meet and hang out with others at the event in a fun, low-key environment. 


Registration Fees for the Student Program include:

· Sunday afternoon Student Academy

· Sunday night dinner

· Monday student breakfast

· Monday night Student ONLY dinner and activity

· Along with the conference program and meals (Monday lunch, Tuesday breakfast and lunch)