Youth Empowerment Summit 2018

A week long Youth Empowerment Summit to spark broader public conversation and encourage community engagement
to improve positive youth development across the county.

  The Commons | Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 pm

opening evening event | free

Click image to RSVP for the free public event.

Click image to RSVP for the free public event.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion focused on ensuring all young people in Bartholomew County have the opportunity to thrive. 

The Council for Youth Development Bartholomew County is hosting our first Youth Empowerment Summit and this free evening event kicks off a week of school speakers and community opportunities supporting positive youth identity, family engagement, and youth empowerment.

Steve Pemberton will be joining us at The Commons from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for the Council for Youth Development's first Youth Empowerment Summit. In this free event opened to the public, Pemberton will guide a public conversation on "The Power of Relationships: Building a Supportive Community for Positive Youth Development."

Who Should Attend?
We believe tweens, teens, young adults, and those who care, serve, and support them would benefit from attending this free public event. Do you have to be a parent to attend? Absolutely not, there are many in our community that support youth through civic and faith-based organizations without being a caregiver. Please share this event and invite those interested in ensuring positive youth development across Bartholomew County.

Bring your printed RSVP free ticket to this event for the chance to win your very own signed copy of Steve Pemberton's memoir, A Chance in the World.

A great group of organizations will be hosing events all week in celebration of the Youth Empowerment Summit. To see each activity, download the event calendar by clicking the button below. To learn more about each specific activity, click on the name of our partners to be directed to their websites.

Turning Point

1531 13th St, Columbus, IN 47201

Foundation for Youth

405 Hope Ave, Columbus, IN 47201

Advocates for Children

1531 13th St, Columbus, IN 47201

Latino Education Group

4555 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47203

Bartholomew County Public Library

536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201

Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress

123 Washington St. Columbus, IN 47201

Want to read Pemberton’s memoir before our event?
Here’s three easy ways to enjoy his book:

Special free preview of Steve Pemberton’s film adaption of A Chance in the World on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at YES Cinema. Doors open at 6:00pm with complimentary popcorn and drink provided by Bartholomew County Circuit Court’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. Space limited.