You're invited to our Lights On Afterschool centerpiece event: the Youth Town Hall.
We'll be joining our presenting partner, the National Urban League, to bring you four youth leaders from afterschool programs (ages 13-16) will speak in a panel/Q&A format, sharing their afterschool experiences (pre and during COVID), and discussing what youth need to thrive. With the election soon after our event, they'll talk about what our leaders need to do to make sure all youth can reach their full potential.
We are also excited to announce that Nickelodeon's Darci Lynne will be joining our panel to share her thoughts on how youth can give back to their communities.
Our youth panelists are particularly interested in discussing the learning opportunities and mental health supports youth need, especially among BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
This event will be held on Zoom and promoted nationwide to afterschool programs. Along with the panel discussion, we will have a few pre-recorded videos to share during the event showcasing youth work!
- Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League
- Deborah Adekunle, age 16, from PVDYoungMaker and Youth in Action in Providence, RI
- Aundre Smith, age 15, from Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston in Galveston, TX
- Angeles Mejia-Sierra, age 14, from HANDY in Oakland, FL
- Quinn Stanford, age 13, from Summit Early Learning in Selinsgrove, PA
- Moderator, Romeo Morris, National Urban League Youth Leader & recent Morehouse Graduate
Jodi Grant, Afterschool Alliance Executive Director, will open and close the event.