On Saturday, November 18, 2017, middle school youth in grades 6-8 can attend the 5A Elite Youth Empowerment PeaceBuilders Institute 2017 Youth Summit. The Youth Summit is an all-day interactive event hosted and conducted by youth for youth with the goal of empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. It will focus on building knowledge and skills, fostering relationships among peers and adults, promoting expressions of self and wellness, as well as providing opportunities for youth to apply what they have learned throughout the day.
The event will be hosted at the East End Ministry (EECM) located at 6140 Station Street in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, 15206. Entrance will be at the Harvard St. “Entrance B” The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with sign-in and lunch. Activities throughout the day include the filimg of a live youth talk show, various PeaceBuilder breakout sessions, intergenerational dinner discussion, and a deliberative community forum entitled, “Speak Now: Build Peace.”