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2023 Annual Conference

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Online Registration is CLOSED for students, parents, and volunteers! Our conference is FREE!

Student onsite registration is available on Saturday, March 4th starting at 7:30am.

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) is back for its 30th Anniversary conference!! The 2023 conference will be IN-PERSON at Colorado College on March 4th, 2023. The theme this year is Generation Now - Emerging Leaders! Check- in begins at 7:30am. 

This conference continues the AAYLC’s effort to cultivate diverse student leaders amongst middle and high schoolers. The conference provides innovative, creative, and expansive sessions that will inspire student empowerment, knowledge, opportunity, growth, and connections.

Sessions for the event will be divided into four (4) one-hour blocks. There will be two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. Topics will range from Leadership, College Preparation, Black History, and Entrepreneurship to S.T.E.A.M, Personal Growth, Financial Literacy, and Workforce Readiness.


  • Keynote Speaker - Charmas Lee, Coach & Author, Building Better Bodies

  • Guest Speaker - Jamar Harrison, Delta Airlines

Our distinguished presenters include Ashley Cornelius, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Sabrina Weinholtz, Leadership Pikes Peak, Regina English, Colorado State Representative House District 17, Alice Miles, Certified HeartMath Practitioner, Dr. Derric Thomas, UC Health, Alana Lipscomb, Kingdom Builders Family Life Center, Shayna Dabney, Citizens Project, Juaquin Mobley, CommunityWorks, Cordelia Feess-Armstrong, Food to Power, and many more.

In addition, there will also be lunchtime entertainment as well as major prize giveaways!!

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