Thank you all for attending our 2021 Youth Leadership Summit in celebration of National Day of Youth! We hope you had a wonderful time engaging with our amazing leaders and speakers!

August 12 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

11:00AM

SCI Opening Remarks
Leroy Allala - President & CEO, Sister Cities International

11:08AM

Welcome Remarks

Cindy Marten - Deputy US Secretary of Education

11:18AM

Section 1 (SDG 3) - Good Health and Wellbeing

Dr. Bechara Choucair - White House Vaccinations Coordinator

11:34AM

 

Student Presentation - Group 1

Advisor: Stacey Seiders

11:56AM

Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) Award CeremonyPart 1
Dr Michael McQuary - SCI Board Member

12:13PM

Music Performance

Dara Kashayar's - Oakland Youth Poet Laureate

12:17PM

Remarks

Desmond Alugnoa - Green Africa Youth Organization

12:27PM

Section 2 - Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) + Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)

Art, Activism and Social Change Presentation

Tiffany S James - Founder & CEO of Justice James Consulting

12:32PM

Student Presentation - Group 2

Advisor: Eliza Fetter

12:57PM

Music Performance

Accra Youth Choir

1:03PM

Remarks

Devankar Mukhi - Executive Director and Founder of Green New Detroit

1:13PM

Student Panel: Exemplary Work by Students for Students

Zoë Jenkins of the Kentucky Student Voice Team

Eric Guerci of Montgomery County Public Schools

Alvin Lee of National Youth Organization GENup

1:38PM

Section 3 - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) + Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)

Remarks

The Honorable Sylvester Turner - Mayor of Houston

Christopher Olson - Director of the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs, City of Houston

1:49PM

Student Presentation - Group 3

Advisor: Mimi Barker

2:10PM

Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) Award Ceremony, Part 2

Polly Yu - past SCI Board Member

2:22PM

Closing Remarks

Leroy Allala - President & CEO, Sister Cities International

2:29PM

Breakout Groups and Networking Opportunity