African American Youth Leadership Conference hosted at OSU

May 11th, 2007

Oregon State University hosted the 1st Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference on April 18th.

The goals of the conference were:

To promote positive yourth development in African/African American youth and multicultural youth of African descent by:

-Raising awareness on how to achieve personal goals
-Emphasizing the value of education
-Empowering future leadership (responsibility)
-Establishing a sense of community
-Increasing personal self-esteem and affirm cultural awareness

The conference was targeted at middle and high school students.

AAYLC keynote

Packed house at AAYLC

College fair reps provided information to AAYLC attendees

Dana Emerson from LBCC speaks

Dana Emerson

Students hear the benefits of a college education


18 responses to “African American Youth Leadership Conference hosted at OSU”

  1. AO says:

    This was a really great event and it was so awesome to see the students on campus! Kudos to the planning committee.

  2. Ringo says:

    It’s great event, the more this kind of events take place the better for the community.

  3. julia marstall says:

    This was a lot of fun to go to! I had a great time and hope to go back next year. I had noo idea that there was that many black kids in Corvallis that could all sit together in a room. I made so many new friends from going there and I’m looking forward to next year.

  4. mianlee says:

    The conference is really a success. Congratulations to the people behind this event, namely the teacher , students, etc. who made this leadership conference great,

  5. Alex Hartz says:

    I’ m a student form Germany. I know the differences of the systems of universities in the US and Germany. I have the luck of being a student-member of O.S.U. And I have to say: great, really great conference!!

  6. Edmund Ng says:

    It was a great event. I had the privilege of attending it.

  7. Yeah, that was really great, thanks!

  8. S.Nichols says:

    I work at Aisha Shule/ W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory Academy and would like more information about your 2008 conference. Please feel free to email me at Thank you for your time.

  9. Nokia says:

    Awesome, more events like this one need to be arranged.

  10. Rebecca says:

    When is the 2008 AAYLC?

  11. Earlean Wilson Huey says:

    The conference this year will be on April 15, 2008 at Linn Benton Community College. Information will be mailed in the next week. If anyone has questions, please email or call 541-737-9032.

  12. Beyonce says:

    was really great, thanks!

  13. Benard Dube says:

    I would loved to be invited for the 2008 AAYLC

  14. Matt says:

    Hi Bernard,

    See Earlean Wilson Huey’s comment above with her contact information.

  15. Keith says:

    Good move by the University!

  16. kokoras says:

    It was an excellent conference. I cant wait for the next one 🙂

  17. Janni says:

    It was a really good conference! Keep the good work guys!

  18. Nice blog, i have added it to my favourites, greetings

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