Are you ready to be inspired and empowered to make a difference? Then join middle school and high school youth and adults from across the state at the third annual Kansas Youth Empowerment Conference!
This interactive conference will motivate youth to impact their schools and communities by promoting positive behaviors and encouraging healthy alternatives to destructive activities. By learning effective skills and strategies to discourage substance use, prevent suicidal actions, promote peer engagement and more, youth will discover how to unlock their potential to tackle tough issues facing their communities.
Engaging conference sessions will teach adults how to empower youth and inspire change in their schools and communities by staying informed and helping address the difficult challenges youth face daily. By understanding how common issues impact one another and how youth can be engaged in solving these problems, adults will facilitate meaningful opportunities for youth-driven change in their communities.
Youth and adults will also help celebrate Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, a national movement encouraging drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution on the road every day and help put the brakes on traffic fatalities. Participants will learn important tips from traffic safety experts and take part in demonstrations and activities illustrating the impact of safe driving, riding, biking and walking behaviors.
Youth and adults from any Kansas middle school, high school or community organization
Kansas Family Partnership’s Kansas Youth Empowerment Conference
Kansas Department of Transportation’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
Monday, October 10, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612
$50 per participant
Fee covers light breakfast, lunch, conference t-shirt and conference materials
September 30, 2016
Kansas Family Partnership
Kansas Family Partnership
Kansas Farm Bureau Financial Services Agent Angie Hughes
Schools and organizations may bring any number of youth to the conference as long as they are accompanied by an adult throughout the day. The conference is open to middle school and high school youth and adults.
The deadline for registration and payment is September 30, 2016. Registration fees are non-refundable and may be paid by check or by credit card via PayPal. Please make checks payable to Kansas Family Partnership.
Additional forms and information pertaining to the conference, including parking locations, limits and costs, building and parking maps, and building entrance guidelines, will be sent once registration is complete. While free parking is available, locations may be limited, so please budget up to $10 in parking costs per vehicle.
T-shirts are available in adult sizes only (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) with limited availability for larger sizes. Participants registered after the deadline are not guaranteed the correct t-shirt size.