Youth Advocacy Summit
Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2019 | 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Rice university | Westchase Marriot Hotel
The Youth Advocacy Summit 2019 is an annual week-long youth leadership event that is hosted by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and OCA-Greater Houston. YAS 2019 will be held at Rice University, June 24-26, and the Westchase Marriot Hotel, June 27-28 from 9am – 5:30pm each day. This is not a residential program.
Our mission throughout the week is to educate and empower young Houstonians to become community advocates. This is done by learning about issues through experts, developing leadership and organizing skills, and meeting with elected officials. Past youth summit participants have gone on to testify at city council, lead voter engagement campaigns at their school, speak at press conferences at the state capitol, and represent their community in a variety of actions through participation in the school year program. The skills taught at the annual summit are life skills that will empower participants in their future as community, business, and entrepreneur leaders of Greater Houston. We encourage you to apply and join the pipeline of future leaders for the Greater Houston community!
(For those who will just be attending Thursday & Friday sessions, sign up below)
Thursday-Friday, June 27 & 28, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Houston Marriott Westchase | TBA
The OCA National Convention Youth Track is a two-day track that is for middle school to high school aged students to learn about advocacy, leadership, and identity. Students learn valuable skills that can be applied to their future education and leadership in the community as an AAPI. This year, we welcome students from across the region for a hands-on training with experienced national professional facilitators. The Youth Track sessions run from 9 am - 5 pm on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th and are free and open to the public. RSVP Required Below!