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Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

National Youth Leadership Regional Council conference at HFC Feb. 9

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/09/2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Community Rooms in the Welcome Center (Bldg. WC)
Headshot of Dawn Ison
Dawn N. Ison is U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

HFC will host the 2023 National Youth Leadership Regional Council Roundtable (NYLCR) on Thursday, Feb. 9, from at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Welcome Center (Bldg. WC) on the main campus.

This conference will bring together more than 150 high school students throughout the State of Michigan at an event designed to inform them about how to access higher education, including:

  • How to apply
  • How to get funding
  • How to prepare for the SAT
  • How to succeed in a research study

The Youth Council Roundtable works to strengthen commitments among community youth. The group works together on topics such as employment, education, budgeting, civic engagement, and preventing gang violence. It also addresses personal development issues and the criticism from national audiences. It embraces positive solutions and improves the quality of life for youth in Detroit and throughout Michigan.

Roundtable panelists

“We are so excited for event attendees to hear directly from young people and adults working to share their power with our youth and incorporating their voices in the incredibly important work they do. The 2023 National Youth Leadership Regional Council Roundtable will consist of a keynote panel of leading experts sharing practices and strategies that will help young people thrive,” said Earlean Weston, Senior Director of Community Engagement at All Four One in Detroit.

The panelists include:

All Four One CEO Ishmail Terry will serve as the panel moderator.

Registration is free

“We asked youth to consider the specific practices that have made them feel a sense of belonging and where their voices mattered,” said Weston. “We’ve asked them to think about ways adults have validated their voices and how that has affected their environment. We have asked the panelists to share specific practices and skills they apply in their work to center youth voices, share power with youth, and how they challenge adultism in their work with youth.”

Lunch will be provided. There will also be free giveaways. Registration is free. Register by email here

For questions or more information, contact Weston at 313-378-8474 and