Thursday, October 12th

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Summit Check-in + YVC Store

Friday, October 13th

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast Buffet

Salon IV

Late Check-in and YVC Store

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Session

Salon IV

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Board buses for Greenwood Rising

Greenwood Rising

9:15 AM

Depart for Greenwood Rising

20 minute drive

9:45 AM

Arrive at Greenwood Rising

10:00 AM

GR Group 1 begins tour

10:15 AM

GR Group 2 begins tour

10:30 AM

GR Group 3 begins tour

12:00 PM

Board buses and travel to the hotel

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM


Salon IV

If you have a food allergy, please connect with Betsy Calmer or another YVC staff member so they can let the hotel know. 

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Highlighting Volunteer Work on Resumes and in Interviews - Kelli Collins | Salon II

Join us for an engaging workshop to show students how to showcase their volunteer experiences on their resumes effectively. Students will also learn to use STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to artfully convey their volunteer experiences to potential employers and college admissions staff. Discover how to make your volunteer work shine and leave a lasting impression on those who review your credentials.


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Maximizing your Volunteer Experience - Tiffany Williams | Salon IV

Are you ready to get the most out of your volunteer experience? The most successful volunteers aren’t necessarily the ones who know the most but are the ones who are the most prepared and the most intentional. This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to enter a volunteer experience prepared to learn valuable skills, serve their community, and build a network. Attendees will also learn how to find their “why” and use it to direct and maximize the volunteer experience.


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Preserve Your Superpower: Protecting Mental Health for Lasting Volunteers - Danyelle Kuss | Salon IX

This session will explore the incredible benefits of volunteering during your teen years and discover strategies to protect your mental health throughout your journey.

  • Discover the Mental Health Connection: Learn how volunteering can help you grow and positively impact your physical and mental health. Discover how acts of kindness and compassion can boost your self-esteem, reduce stress, and improve your overall emotional strength.
  • Train for the Balancing Act: Explore skills to balance your volunteering commitments and free time. We’ll discuss how to handle stress, set boundaries, and the importance of self-care.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the positive impacts of volunteering on your mental health and well-being. You’ll leave with a toolkit of strategies to ensure your volunteer journey is meaningful, fun, and helps you grow as a person.


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3:00 PM – 3:15 PM


3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

"Check it Out" Financial Literacy - Evelyn Sandoval, Arvest Bank | Salon I

The “Check It Out” module helps students understand checking accounts. They learn how checking accounts work: what fees they charge and how to open and maintain an account.


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Healthy Eating, Healthy Living - Joshua Todd & Melvin Williams | Salon II

Participants will learn the importance of good nutrition and physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Participants will make two healthy snacks during this workshop to energize them while volunteering. This interactive workshop will include educational videos, physical activity games, and food demonstrations.


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5:00 PM

Summit Conference Attendees – Night on Your Own!

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

IYAB meeting - Danette Seffens | Vienna

More info coming soon!

7:00 PM

Board Games – come hang out and connect with one another in a fun way!

Salon I

Saturday, October 14th

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet at Hotel

Salon IV

Please wear Summit shirt and closed-toe shoes

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Opening Session Day Two

Salon IV

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Group Photo

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Money Matters-Fundraising and Beyond - Tracy Hale and Michael Van Walleghem | Salon III

Go behind the scenes to learn about YVC’s fundraising and the secrets to fundraising success. Then, apply your artistic talents to create stand-out Thank-you cards that will be sent to YVC’s donors!


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The Ally Workshop - Reading Youth | Salon I

What does it mean to be an ally to a marginalized group such as a racial minority? How can we be better allies to people of color? This workshop, developed and led by students from YVC of Reading’s Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) initiative, is for anyone who wants to create a more inclusive community and world. Listen to stories from different perspectives, learn more about racism from youth advocates, and engage in youth-led discussions on what allyship means and how to move it from a noun to a verb.


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10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Discover, Inspire, and Craft: Your Personal Impact Journey - Ryan and Thomas Growney | Salon I

Discover: Share our personal story, why we think it’s worth sharing, and introduce the tools we created to empower ourselves en route to empowering others. These ideas helped us better understand the incredible range of ways to give back, from simple kindness to volunteerism, advocacy, and social impact. This broadened perspective prompted us to reconsider the unique resources and skills we possess within this broader impact framework. Guided by this understanding, we charted a path of engagement that aligns our personal goals with the broader mission of creating a positive local and global impact.

Inspire: We will share three stories of social impact superstars whose stories are worth knowing. We will share the stories of change-makers we profiled in our podcast series and what they inspired in us. Engage in a dynamic group discussion, diving deep into the lessons you draw from these narratives and reflecting on how they reshape your perceptions.

Craft: Let’s try it together. Let’s run through these tools and reflect along the way on how they help reframe or shape how you see the world of service around you, your role in it, and your path to achieving your aspirations. A goal is to help you write a powerful personal narrative, understand the interrelatedness of service, purpose, aspiration, and impact, pinpoint your motivations, recognize your innate strengths, and think about the optimal application for lasting impact. Share it with someone you care about, the organizations you want to advocate and support and keep it current.

Join us in this workshop, where we journey from introspection to inspiration and, ultimately, to self-fulfilment.


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You, YVC, and Mental Health Impact - Shawntel Shirkey | Salon II

This workshop will be an interactive conversation about mental health and trauma. Youth will engage with one another to discuss what they already know about trauma, ask questions, and brainstorm ways YVC affiliates can help youth struggling with their mental health.


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Unlocking Global Collaboration: Bridging Miles through Art and Technology - Dominic/Misty | Salon IX

Unlock the world of global collaboration, where we’ll show you how to work harmoniously with distant partners using technology. We’ve found a shared passion for crafting art from recycled materials, bridging the gap between cultures, and forging lasting friendships. This adventure takes us to Kampala, allowing us to explore its rich culture and connect profoundly. Beyond connectivity, we aim to make a tangible impact by creating crafts from recycled materials and spreading them as random acts of kindness. Join us on this journey to unite hearts and minds across the miles, and together, we’ll explore the boundless potential of technology in fostering global collaboration and compassion.  This project session will be led by Dominic Nkuubi, PD from Kampala, Uganda, and Misty Coyle, PD from St. Joseph, Missouri.


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12:15 PM – 1:00 PM


Salon IV

If you have a food allergy, please connect with Betsy Calmer or another YVC staff member so they can let the hotel know.

1:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Youth Service Projects

East Parking Lot outside of Seville Ballroom

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Doors Open at 6:15 pm
Dinner at 7:00 PM

Salon IV