Teen Health Mississippi will host second annual Mississippi Youth Summit Jan. 20 and 21.
Teen Health Mississippi is in partnership with Advocates for Youth, Human Rights Campaign, Gilead, Eventful, The Westin and Bros in Convo.
MYSummit will train young people ages 15-24 on advocacy to increase their civic literacy and political engagement on youth rights.
This year’s theme is “Unconventional Advocacy: Going Beyond the Know.”
The goal of the summit is to increase their awareness around issues affecting youth across the state.
MYSummit Coordinator Justin Lofton says, “All too often, young people are left out of the conversation about the topics that impact them the most. Last year, at our first MYSummit, we learned how important it is for young people have the right to have a voice in those discussions. We are hosting the second MYSummit in an effort to increase the number of students armed with the skills necessary to advocate for themselves and their peers.”
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Tim Lampkin are the two keynote speakers for the summit.
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