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Upcoming Events


AAYLC & Theatreworks Colorado Springs Partnership
Location: ENT Center for Performing Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Attention Students! Are you interested in the performing arts?  Excited by seeing stories told on stage, or curious about the life and work of a theater artist?  Theatreworks Colorado Springs is proud to partner with the AAYLC to offer FREE attendance at dress rehearsals for all productions in the 2022/2023 season.  Don't miss an opportunity to attend upcoming shows!  For more information about our partnership click here.


2nd Annual Odessey Early Colleges & Career Options (ECCO) Family Night
Location: Wasson Academic Campus Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Looking for a way to connect in the community?   This is your opportunity!   Join the AAYLC for an evening of food for the body, mind and soul.  One of the guest speakers will be our very own Shantelle Bridges, Executive Director!  This is an event not to be missed!  Click here for more information. 


30th Anniversary Gala - Monte Carlo Style
Location: Pinery on the Hill
Date/Time:  Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm

We're shaking things up and rolling the dice (literally) to celebrate 30 years of the African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC!) To commemorate this milestone, our fundraising gala will bring a little bit of Monte Carlo to Colorado Springs: casino games, music, dancing, excellent food, awesome prizes, cash bar, and, of course, a fun party! Join us for a festive and glamorous evening to honor our efforts to cultivate student leaders in their communities and beyond. Get ready to feel like a "high roller" in your semi-formal attire. No need to hedge your bets - get your tickets TODAY!   Click here for more information and tickets.


30th Anniversary Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference 
Location: Colorado College - El Pomar Sports Center, 44 W. Cache La Poudre, COS 80903
Date/Time:  Saturday, March 4, 2023

We are excited to have our in-person 30th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) at Colorado College on March 4th. A special thank you to our Student Advisory Committee (SAC) for determining our conference theme: "Generation Now - Emerging Leaders." We look forward to offering a memorable, fun, and informative day for students in grades 6 - 12.  Registration for students, parents, and volunteers begins is OPEN.   Click here for more information.

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