YouthBuild USA’s National Conference of Young Leaders

Mile High Youth Corps is happy to announce that Eloy Martinez and Aaron Cordova of our YouthBuild program have both been selected to attend YouthBuild USA’s National Conference of Young Leaders in Washington, D.C. this spring.

Eloy and Aaron will join over 100 delegates representing many of YouthBuild’s 273 programs nation-wide. At the National Conference of Young Leaders, YouthBuild delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops and trainings on such topics as post-secondary education and how to build healthy relationships. The current students and graduates serving as delegates will hear from YouthBuild USA staff and discuss the YouthBuild movement on the national level. Also during the week-long conference, delegates will also have the chance to meet with Congressional legislators to thank them for their support of the YouthBuild USA program and share the stories of their own amazing journeys.

Current Mile High Youth Corps staff member and former YouthBuild graduate, Xavier Jennings, attended the conference in 2009 and recently remarked, “It was amazing to get to see YouthBuild students from all over the country and know that there are others out there in the same position as I was in.” This year, Xavier will be serving as staff at the conference along with another graduate of Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild program, Kenny Luckes. Kenny attended as a YouthBuild Corpsmember in 2011 and was elected to serve on the Young Leaders Council.

Delegates will have the opportunity to speak before the YouthBuild USA staff and Congressional representatives in attendance and run for a position on the Young Leaders Council. Their three year term will begin after being voted into office by other delegates at the National Conference of Young Leaders. This year, both Eloy Martinez and Aaron Cordova have chosen to run for positions on the Young Leaders Council and we wish them the best of luck in Washington!

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