Transitional Youth Services offers first annual Youth Empowerment Summit
The Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Transitional Youth Services Program invites youth, educators, parents/guardians, and anyone who works with youth to attend the first annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Wednesday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This summit is designed to bring the community together to learn strategies and practices for empowering youth to thrive. The virtual event format allows attendees to participate in unlimited sessions at no cost.
Dr. Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools, will kick off the day followed by the keynote speaker, Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. A youth panel will feature students discussing challenges they have faced and overcome in the foster care system or during periods of homelessness. Four different tracks -- one designed for students, one for parents/guardians, one for educators, and another for service providers -- offer sessions on trauma-informed care, child exploitation and human trafficking, how to attend college for free, and more. Continuing education credits are available.
Interpretation in Spanish will be available for attendees participating in the student and parent/guardian tracks.