YESPVD focuses on YOUTH DRIVEN experiences.

The GOAL is to create experiences driven and  facilitated by young change agents between the ages of 13 – 24

where it started

In 2015 with the #TURNUPRI Youth Summit bringing together some of the best and brightest students to focus on leadership development, empowerment and career opportunities. Designed for minority and/or low-income youth ages 13-18 (Grades 8 thru 12), the #TURNUPRI Youth Summit provided opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and learn from leaders in the different fields.

This was the primary model from 2015 – 2018. In 2019 we decided to rebrand and further build on the model. #TURNUPRI became #YESpvd! – Youth Empowerment Summit expanding age ranges to include out of school and college ages 13 – 24. Based on survey results from our participates it was asked that we host more events year round, add life essential skills and offer additional pathways. Now we have The #YESpvd! 365 Project and the parent agency Youth Empowerment Society.

 

PAST YOUTH SUMMITS & KEYNOTES

2015 – First TURNUPRI ft/ Arron Moodie
2016 – TURNUPRI – ft/ Donald J. Farish
2017 – TURNUPRI ft/ Luuvie
2018 – TURNUPRI ft/ The Real Tarzann
2019 – YESPVD! ft/ D Gomes
2020 – YESPVD! ft/ Dr. Deana Waite

OUR FUNDING

DONATIONS 50%
SPONSORS 30%
GRANTS 20%
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