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Community Leaders Networking at YLC

Title:Community Leaders Networking at YLC
Date & Time:Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
Meetings, events or activities that will be held exclusively online or via telephone conference.
Event Details:Community leaders, SAPCA and ACAP cordially invite you to a virtual Networking Event with some of Alexandria's rising youth leaders, on Thursday, August 12, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please register by August 2 using this form and you will receive a link to participate.

In partnership with the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center and the Alexandria Library, SAPCA and ACAP are sponsoring the eighth annual Alexandria Youth Leadership Conference, an event to teach youth how to engage, lead, and advocate for issues in our community. While this conference is usually held in person, for everyone's health and safety, this year we will hold the conference virtually via Zoom. We anticipate between 25 and 30 young leaders will participate in the leadership conference, the same number as have participated in past conferences.

In addition to skill-building, the Youth Leadership Conference helps to strengthen essential building blocks for young people, or Developmental Assets, including a sense of feeling valued by their community, self-esteem, recognizing themselves as a resource to others and planning and decision-making.

The Youth Leadership Conference is excited to continue our annual Networking Event to encourage youth civic engagement in Alexandria. Our goal is to facilitate youth-adult partnerships by providing a virtual forum in which organizations can connect directly with Alexandria's youth leaders. Your participation as a leader in the Alexandria community is invaluable. Youth will have an opportunity to talk with you and other adult community leaders and learn about volunteer and leadership opportunities available in Alexandria. Youth have much to learn from your experience and are deeply connected to the work you are doing in our City.

This is also your opportunity to recruit youth who have the necessary skills to participate in your organization in a leadership position such as a member of your Board of Directors, Commission member or Committee Chair. Many Alexandria boards, commissions and community groups have space reserved for youth representatives or could be stronger if youth voices were included in the group. Unfortunately, many youth spaces remain consistently unfilled, or organizations do not think of including youth leaders on their boards. Our aim is to help build a network of youth leaders who can serve effectively and to help boards, commissions and community groups understand how to benefit from youth voices. We believe the first step is to have community leaders talk with youth to learn about their abilities and interests and to see where their voices and skills could fit within our community. To accomplish this, SAPCA and ACAP will work with you to:

• Meet Alexandria's youth leaders at this Networking Event and throughout the year.
• Help orient you as to why it is important or beneficial to have youth leaders on Alexandria's boards, commissions and work groups, and
• Work with you to make sure that our city's boards and commissions know how to engage youth who serve with your adult leadership.

We hope you are able to join us for this important event. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact one of us listed below.


Allen C. Lomax Helen Morris
SAPCA Chair ACAP Chair

Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Human Services

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