December 3, 2015 Youth Leadership Summit

We are excited to announce that the 14th Annual Youth Leadership Summit will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015!

Teams of middle and high school students, teachers, and parents participate in an action-oriented program designed by student and teacher teams that empower youth to make a difference. Each team works to develop an action plan which is then implemented in their school. This year’s summit expands upon the theme “The Power of One”, based upon Katheryn Otashi’s book, One. Michelle Bintz and a team of Voorheesville students will provide leadership for the event. Exciting workshop sessions will round out the program featuring kickoff speaker Kati Preston. Mrs. Preston will share her story of her Holocaust survival and how the “power of one” made all the difference in the world then and how the “power of one” can make all the difference in your life today. As a post-lunch speaker, the inspiring and enlightening Dr. Stephen “Bird” Birchak will present The 3 Keys to Character: Promote Peace and Reduce Bullying in Your School.

View 2015 Workshops Here.

Sign Up Today!

Click here for the 2015 Youth Summit Invitation!

Youth voice and action are powerful! This is an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to network with peers from school districts around the Capital Region and around New York State to become leaders in their schools. The Summit will be limited to the first 20 districts to respond with a completed registration packet. The cost is $375 for an entire team up to ten members including adults($37 per person for each additional team member beyond ten).

But, don’t wait– call to set up a registration TODAY!
Suggestions or questions?
Call us at 518-244-2336 or email the Youth Summit Coordinator, Lexie Phillips at:

A record number participated in the 2014 Youth Leadership Summit!
Last year, teams from 20 New York State school districts attended the Youth Summit. The Kick off event featured the band “Flame” and the event included workshops centered on  suicide prevention, mindfulness, self-actualization, bullying awareness, and more 

A special thank you to Goldstein Auto Group, a major sponsor of our Youth Summit!


     Educational Vistas, Inc is a major sponsor of The Academy's Youth Programs



    2014 Brochure