Kinston Teens coordinates an annual Youth Leadership Summit for elementary and middle school students, grades 3 through 8, where we hope to spark dialogue on youth issues in our community, design community service projects, and develop leadership skills necessary to become productive citizens – locally and globally!
This free, one-day summit focuses on developing students into 21st century leaders who will know that they have the ability to change our community, and change the world! Attendees enhance their skills through a series of workshops, group projects, empowerment messages from keynote speakers, leadership development exercises, and visits with local businesses in downtown Kinston.
Previous summits have been held: on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Southeast Elementary School, and on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Kinston Enterprise Center.
Chick-fil-A of Kinston; Pride of Kinston; Brown’s Sweet Treats; Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office; Kinston Police Department; March of Dimes; Lenoir Community College Small Business Center; and more.
Check out these photos from 2015’s summit!