Kingston Youth Summit to Focus on Youth Homelessness and Employment

Young people in Kingston will come together on Friday, April 7 to learn how they can help end youth homelessness in our community and improve youth employment during the Third annual Youth Summit.

Hosted by the Youth Out Loud Kingston & Area Youth Council, and with some help from the United Way, the group aims to raise awareness about issues including; financial literacy, conflict resolution, substance use, communication skills, and problem solving for change.

 About 60 local youths have confirmed participation in the sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall.

"This event is a great opportunity to learn more about youth in our community", says Bhavana Varma, President & CEO, United Way of KFL&A.  "We appreciate the leadership role of the Youth Council in identifying topics and facilitating workshops that will help youth deal with some of the issues faced by them or someone they know."   

The summit is coordinated through the United Way, supported by local school boards, youth-serving agencies and the City of Kingston.