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2024 Leaders in Life Youth Conference

2024 Conference - March 14, 2024

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Conference Date/Time: Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

2024 LIL Registration Packet 2024 Registration Form

Registration Fee: $25 per person
Registration Fee: $25 per person (students, advisors, and chaperones).
– Includes lunch, materials and conference t-shirt

Venue: Mechanics Bank Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield 93301

Target Audience: High school, middle school, and 6th through 8th grade students who attend K-8 schools

  • Your school/agency is invited to send up to the maximum number of students indicated on form.
  • Each school/agency is also required to obtain permission slips for each student and keep those slips on file.
  • The Youth Conference Planning Committee encourages you to fill your available slots with students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and academic achievement levels who would not ordinarily experience a conference of this nature, (ASB or campus club officers are only part of the target audience for this conference).
  • Students participating on the conference planning committee need not be included in your registration.
  • KCSOSā€™s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program is providing an opportunity for foster and homeless youth to attend the conference at no charge. Please email your general questions, issues, and requests for assistance regarding students experiencing foster care or homelessness to our team email: fosteredcoordinator@kern.org.

Purpose: The day is planned by youth for youth with the assistance of adult advisors. Students in attendance will have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate issues they face daily, to learn more about community resources, and to plan for their future in a positive environment.

Format: General conference format – Keynote and Guest Speakers, breakout sessions and resource fair.

Media: State law permits media access to student events. The news media may elect to cover all or part of this event with photos, video, or text, which identifies and/or quotes the student. News coverage may appear in newspapers, newsletters, on television, radio, or other publicly circulated communications. This coverage assists in highlighting many wonderful student-led projects in our county and across the region.