Empower Kentucky
A Conference by Youth for Youth
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Schedule

Schedule


*Note that the following agenda and session topics are tentative and subject to change as we are still in the process of finalizing conference details. 

 

DAY 1: FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Students arrive at Western Kentucky University, check in, and guided tour of conference spaces
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Opening session
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM: Change clothes and prepare for evening activities
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Evening field activities and competitions
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM: Power Team introductions and chats
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Evening snack and free time
10:30 PM: Students in rooms
11:00 PM: Lights out

 

DAY 2: SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
Rise and shine!
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast in the dining hall
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Morning energizer
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Morning keynote
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Lunch in the dining hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Breakout session 1
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon energizer
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Breakout session 2
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Free time (yoga, swimming, rec room games, creative writing, music, basketball, etc)
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM: Change clothes and prepare for evening activities
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Evening field activities and competitions
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM: Power Team reflections and chats
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Evening snack and free time
10:30 PM: Students in rooms
11:00 PM: Lights out

DAY 3: SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
Rise and shine!
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast in the dining hall
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Morning energizer
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Breakout session 1
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Lunch in the dining hall
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Breakout session 2
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon energizer
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Afternoon keynote
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Free time (yoga, swimming, rec room games, creative writing, music, basketball, etc)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM: Farewell Dance/Karaoke Night and Conference Yearbook Signing
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM: Power Team final reflections and chats
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Evening snack and free time
10:30 PM: Students in rooms
11:00 PM: Lights out

DAY 4: MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
Rise and shine!
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:  Breakfast in the dining hall
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM:  Morning energizer
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:  Closing session
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM:  Lunch in the dining hall  
1:00 PM:  Check out, load buses/vans, and goodbyes

 
 
 

Session topics

  • More Than a YouTube Channel: How to kill the public speaking game

  • Living in a Not-So Woke World: Why intersectionality matters to youth leadership

  • When Memes become Microaggressions: Examining the line between activism, joking, and “too far”

  • Snapchat, Eggplant Emojis, and Sliding into Your DMs: Safety in the Age of Sexting

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Navigating consent, sexuality, and healthy relationships

  • More than a Hashtag: Unpacking rape culture in the #MeToo era

  • I’m Not Okay: Normalizing conversations about mental health in your community

  • Instagram vs. Reality: Building resilience, coping with failure, and combating a culture of effortless perfection

  • Overwhelmed, Anxious, and Other Big Feelings: Mindfulness as self-care in a messy world

  • To Juul or Not to Juul?: How media influences tobacco use in historically marginalized communities

  • Beyond “Don’t Do Drugs:” The community impact of opioid addiction in rural Kentucky

  • Funding a Youth Revolution: How to unleash your inner grant writer

  • From Active Bystanders to Changemakers: How 4 Kentucky high school students are ending power-based personal violence