Frequently Asked Questions -- Voices in Action: National Youth Summit

  1. What is the purpose of the summit?
    Our goal is to share key findings from the National Youth Listening Tour (NYLT), and listen to youth about their perspective of what is happening in their communities and encourage them to play leadership roles in demanding excellence in their schools.

  2. What will be discussed at the summit?
    The summit will review findings from the listening tour, but will also have breakout sessions where youth from different parts of the country can meet and share their ideas on meeting the President's 2020 goal. The summit will also have art, music, and entertainment that express a positive message for youth. There will also be a federal resource and college fair to provide youth with key information about college, financial aid, scholarships, employability, etc.

  3. Who can attend?
    The summit is primarily targeting high school student leaders. Middle school students can also participate. Organizations and school districts that send representatives must provide adult chaperones, and are responsible for the safety of their representatives.

  4. Where is the summit?
    The summit will tentatively be held at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    Howard University
    2400 Sixth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20059
    http://howard.edu

  5. What are the hotel accommodations?
    You will receive hotel information in your confirmation e-mail after you have registered. Please note that registration will open on January 25, 2011, and you will need to be registered in order to secure a room.

  6. Are there funding opportunities for student travel through the U.S. Department of Education?
    Unfortunately, there are no stipends for students to attend the summit. We are encouraging students to seek sponsorship from non-profit organizations or school districts.

  7. Is there a cost to register for the summit?
    No, registration for the summit is free.

  8. Are there a maximum number of students an organization can register?
    Yes, the sponsoring agency will first register for the event, then register a maximum of 5 youth under their organization.

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