16th Annual Youth Leadership Summit

Registration packet click here

The Sage Colleges Academy for Character Education
Esteves School of Education
The Sage Armory,
130 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY
Friday, December 1st from 9:00am-2:30pm
518-244-2336; [email protected]

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.

Prime Sponsor: Educational Vistas; Scott Crowder, CEO

Leadership host school and student speaker: Voorhesville CSD

Opening Activity:
“The Power Of Now: Turning Challenges into Opportunities”
“30,000 hours” Presentation- “What will you do with your one wild precious life?”

This year’s exciting interactive sessions include:
Community and Civic Responsibility: How Can I Make a Difference
The Drug Epidemic: Where do I Fit?
Change Your Story, Change Your Reality
Discover Your Inner Superhero
Bullying: How Can You Provide Leadership to Stop Bullying
The Sprit of Entrepreneurism
Perseverance and Grit: Character Traits to Admire
The Meaning of Tolerance
Social Media and Bullying: How Do I Cope?
Dealing With The Me, Me, Me Culture

Sessions are subject to change.

Click here for more details on the application and regarding application fees


A record number participated in the 2016 Youth Leadership Summit!
Last year, teams from 20 New York State school districts attended the Youth Summit. The Kick off event featured our keynote speaker, Clifton Taulbert “Citizen Leader: Become the North Star of Your School” and the event included workshops centered on  “Character Education Matters in the School and the Workplace: Your Career Starts Now”.