Youth Innovation Summit

Youth Innovation Summit

The Triangle Uplift Foundation is proud to partner with the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to sponsor a Youth Innovation Summit for young people in the Triangle area. The goal is to reach minority, female, and other underrepresented students by providing an opportunity to increase students’ confidence and identity, and to inspire them to pursue study in STEAM-related fields of study. The Summit will provide a rich, collaborative environment exposing them to innovative ideas and programming that will ignite their interests and help them see pathways to a successful future in these careers. The event will target middle and high schools students in the Triangle area.

Structure: The Youth Innovation Summit will be an event where participants will engage in a variety of activities including: guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and participatory activities. Examples would include: drone and aerial photography, robotics, programming and gaming, forensic chemistry, digital storytelling, and beats making hackathon. There will also be STEAM innovation immersion sessions for parents on how to support their students.

Date: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – 8am—2pm to align with Martin Luther King Jr. weekend activities.
Location: Cary Academy, Cary, NC



Itinerary:  (Download Printable Copy)
8:00-9:00 Registration/Continental breakfast
9:00-9:45 Joint Opening Session
Motivational speaker – hype and energy
Layout logistics of the day

10:00-12:15 Breakout workshops – (students will preregister for their desired sessions in advance)
10:00-11:00 Session 1
11:00-11:15 Break/move to next session
11:15-12:15 Session 2

12:30-1:30 Lunch w/ keynote
Include DJ
Awards and recognition – individuals and team

1:45-2:00 Wrap up/Adjournment

Recruitment: Schools (public and private) as well as churches, local organizations, and youth programs.
Space is limited. Must pre-register by December 31, 2017. No registration fee.

Launch Events: 

38th Annual Triangle MLK Jr. – 2018 Upcoming Events