On June 8, 2014, Dare 2 Dream Leaders, Inc. hosted it’s 3rd Annual Youth Summit at St. Francis College for both middle and high school students. This year our event was sponsored by the Arbonne Charity Foundation. Our event was packed with activities geared to educate and inspire each participant.
We kicked off the event with special guest Sharon Clarke, Candidate for Civil Court Judge. She welcomed our guests and inspired them with a powerful opening speech with positive and motivating quotes to remember, daring them to continue to Dream Big!
Our Road 2 Success youth panel, which was moderated by our very own Board Member Francis Clifford consisted 6 students ages 11-21. These dynamic youth shared their experiences on how having a mentor inspired them to want to succeed now and in the future.
The afternoon was filled with career mentoring workshops featuring Filmmaker (Brigid Turner), Youth Leader (Omari Haughton), Vice President of Public Affairs at Brookdale Hospital (Khari Edwards) and VP Arbonne Consultant/D2DL Board Member (Leah Wagner). Parents even enjoyed a Financial Empowerment workshop which was led by Earlene Greene of Faith Walk Enterprises. Everyone had a chance to participate in an interactive Creative Arts Improv workshop lead by Leah and her Theater partner Max.
We closed the event with a high energy musical and dance performance by Fyrezone youth, Hip Hop Artist D-Rell, Poetry by Datrooth and the awesome and amazing keynote speaker Dawn J. Fraser who was the perfect fit for our summit. We set out to inspire our participants and I believe that is what we did! Can’t wait until 2015 to do it all over again!