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 the first #TURNUPRI Youth Summit/Conference brought together some of the best and brightest students to focus on leadership development, empowerment and career opportunities facilitated by people who looked like them. Designed for both minority and low-income youth ages 13-18 (Grades 8 thru 12), the #TURNUPRI Youth Summit/Conference provided opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and learn from leaders in the different fields.
The summit/conference was the primary model from 2015 – 2018. In 2019 it was decided to rebrand and further build on the model. #TURNUPRI became #YESpvd! expanding age ranges to include out of school and college ages ranging from 13 – 24.
Based on previous survey results from our participants it was asked that we host more events year round, add life essential skills and offer additional pathways. To answer that call, now we have The #YESpvd! 365 Project and formed the 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
2021 – TBA
Work with US!
Do you want to work on our youth summits and conferences? Do you have a project that needs support?
We are always looking for partner with youth organizations in the Providence County area.