Youth Empowerment Festival

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Our youth empowerment weekend kicks off with a festival, and the fun continues Sat & Sun w/ workshops, a sneaker ball, brunch, & much more..

About this event

In Partnership with The West Side Chamber of Commerce, Project Exploration, My Chi My Future, and a number of other community organizations, YourPassion1st would like to invite you to Austin’s 1st Annual Youth Empowerment Weekend that includes a Festival Youth Summit, & Conference.


The weekend kicks off at Columbus Park, with a day full of hands-on experiences, performances, a fashion show, art, music, health & wellness, sports tournaments, food, prizes, raffles, hiring opportunities, community resources, and much more…


Project Exploration will be hosting their first annual Westside Youth Empowerment Conference (WYEC), a youth leadership experience designed to engage 100 high school students in a myriad of workshops that stimulate their growth as student leaders and innovators. WYEC will be held on August 13-14th at a Downtown Chicago hotel and will feature workshops on violence prevention, mental health, and leadership, a student mixer, and a closing banquet. The goal of this experience is to teach students the importance of civic engagement and using their voices to bring about change within their communities.

Remember, in order to achieve your dreams, you have to follow #YourPassion1st.

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Columbus Park
5701 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644
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