Youth Leadership Professional Development Conference
GLEAMNS student India Rice speaking during the event's luncheon.
On August 3, 2018, GLEAMNS YLP traveled to Columbia, SC to participate in the 11th Annual Youth Leadership Professional Development Conference. Hosted by the SCACAP, the event was held at Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Northeast. The theme of the event was "Empowering Youth, Families, and Communities," and students took part in various workshops geared toward community awareness and professional development. Workshop topics included youth suicide prevention, gang awareness, financial empowerment, and bullying. GLEAMNS student India Rice served as one of the keynote speakers during the event's luncheon. Since she placed as 2nd runner up in the 2017 YLP Oratorical Forum, winners from the competition were asked to recite their speeches to conference attendees.
Twelve YLP students and four staff members were able to represent GLEAMNS for the event.
Event speaker Alex Karydi of the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative.
GLEAMNS "volunteers" during the Financial Empowerment workshop.
Event speaker Sergeant Griffin of the Richland County Gang Task Force.
Event speaker Alphaeus Anderson of Music2ChangeU records.
Students listening during the event's luncheon.
Students listening to speaker Landry Phillips during an activity within his Financial Empowerment workshop.
GLEAMNS YLP students and staff getting ready for group photo with speakers from the event.
Students, staff, and event speakers attempting a funny photo!
August 2018 Highlights include: YLP Professional Development Conference, YLP Awareness Day, New Drivers Alert (YLP Students)