Empower Kentucky
A Conference by Youth for Youth

About the regional summits

About the regional summits

Following the Empower Kentucky Youth Leadership Conference in June, students will return to their schools in Fall 2019 and recruit a small group of their peers to attend a 1-day Regional Action Planning Summit. These students should be passionate about creating change in their schools and communities around the issues of power-based personal violence prevention, substance use prevention, and/or positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

This group of youth, along with an adult from their school or community, will attend the Regional Summit as a team and leave with an action plan for creating a prevention project in their school and/or community. These teams will then write and submit a grant proposal to Empower Kentucky for funding to implement their project. 


Tentative Agenda for the Regional Summits:

10:00 AM—10:30 AM: Introductions and icebreakers
10:30 AM—11:00 AM: Presentations from youth and adults on the current climate in Kentucky around the issues (power-based personal violence, substance abuse, and suicide)
11:00 AM—12:00 PM: Grant Writing 101
12:00 PM—12:45 PM: Lunch and brainstorming in teams
12:45 PM—2:15 PM: Small group action planning (SMART goals, feasibility and achievability, tentative timelines)
2:15 PM—2:45 PM: Groups report out
2:45 PM—3:00 PM: Next steps and closing