2024 Youth Leadership Development Workshop

The Black Achievers Society is sponsoring their annual Youth Leadership Development Workshop at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road; Kansas City, MO on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 8 AM – 1:45 PM. This year’s theme is “Hold the Vision…Trust the Process

This personal invitation welcomes area high school students from diverse ethnicities to participate. Our objective is to bring students
together from across the metro area to be exposed to leaders in the community that share information of interest to high school
students. Potential attendees are encouraged to be engaged in workshop discussions and are expected to be willing to interact with
students from various area schools. Our goal is to have student representation from greater Kansas City area School Districts, Charter,
and Private Schools.

About the Workshop

(Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to attendees)

  • The day kicks off with breakfast and an exciting ice breaker activity planned by the Youth Advisory Council.
  • Students will then rotate to attend three different Insight Sessions. (Students select the topics-see Insight Sessions below)
  • Our Keynote Speaker will provide things to consider during lunch.
  • After closing recognitions, the students are dismissed,
  • Schools are asked to provide round trip transportation for participating students.
  • Parents/Guardians are asked to make arrangement for their student to attend if transportation is not provided by the school.

Insight Session Topics

  • Money Talks (Financial Literacy, Budgeting, Managing Credit)
  • Mental Health (How to identify the disease and how to get help)
  • Study Smarter not Harder (Time Management, AI Technology)
  • Next Steps (Graduation what are my options college, trade school)
  • Activism (how to get involved, what are the types of activism citizen, reformer, rebel or change agent)

Student Application Process and Submittal Process:

Interested students must complete the Online Registration Form by March 22, 2024.

Student Participation Confirmation:

Schools will be contacted by April 2, 2024, to:

  1. Confirm the names and final count for students attending.
  2. Verify staff members attending with students.

Note: The number of attendees accepted from each school may be limited based on the number of applications received.

We look forward to presenting this exciting learning experience to your students…our future leaders. Any questions please contact Heather Rollins at 816-256-9231 or hh62a@icloud.com.

Thank you for your support,
Arlana J. Coleman & Heather Rollins
Youth Leadership Development Workshop Committee Co-Chairs