More than 20 Alexandria youth participated in the fourth annual Youth Leadership Conference held August 17-19 at First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Young people learned from leaders representing the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Workshops included Leadership 101, Resume Writing, Conflict Resolution, Professionalism, and Networking, Becoming a Community Change Maker, Teamwork and Critical Thinking, and Budgeting & Money Management.
Local boards, commissions, and community organizations were invited to meet youth leaders in a networking session. Representatives from the Public Health Advisory Commission, the ACPS Board, the Teen Wellness Center, Inspire Virginia, the Children Youth & Families Collaborative Commission, Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force, Office of Youth Services Youth Council and Project Discovery connected with youth eager to become more civically engaged. The conference was sponsored by the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA).