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May 19th 2018 @ Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo

Newburgh, NY
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Saturday, May 19th, 2018
7:00 PM
Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo
Newburgh, NY
On the weekend of May 19th, 2018, we will host the first ever Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit at NFA’s Main Campus. The event will begin with leadership activities for elementary students, facilitated by members of the Excelsior Academy senior class. Then, middle school students will have an opportunity to showcase issues and ideas that are important to them, through a Leadership Expo and short, informal presentations. Later that day, NFA seniors will share their knowledge about what it means to be a youth leader in the community. Lastly, we will feature music and dance performances from some of the region’s best talents.

Our senior class at Excelsior Academy has been learning about the rich history of our city of Newburgh, and has focused on issues like deindustrialization, the lasting impacts of crime and violence, and the ensuing poverty. All of these factors left scars on our city that people are working to heal. Even though our city has been experiencing turmoil, the hope in our community is more powerful than its past. The Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit will be an event to raise awareness of our rich history through a community celebration uniting Newburgh.