Think Make Live Youth provides empowering leadership, civic engagement, and community building programs to support the growth and success of opportunity youth.
Annual Civic Engagement Forum
The Annual Civic Engagement Forum is an event to bring elected officials and candidates who are running for elected office to join in a civic engagement discussion with local community leaders and opportunity youth.
4th Annual Civic Engagement Forum: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline.
The 4th Annual Civic Engagement Forum gives voice to opportunity youth, ages 13-24, regarding policy solutions for ending the school to prison pipeline, youth justice and any other community issues effected by today’s youth. During the program, there will be opening youth speakers and a community civic discussion with local officials, community leaders, and educators.
This event is being planned, hosted and lead by Think Make Live Youth’s Columbus Community Action Team youth leaders. The goal is to share and learn with the community:
- What is the school to prison pipeline?
- What are system leaders, community advocates and educators doing to end the school to prison pipeline?
- What resources are available within Central Ohio to support prevention for justice-involved youth?
Saturday November 2, 2019 at 2pm – 4.30pm.
Capital University Harry C. Moores Student Union
745 Pleasant Ridge Ave. Bexley, Ohio 43209
Our Previous Annual Civic Engagement Forums
3rd Annual Civic Engagement Forum – Saturday November 3, 2018 at The King Arts Complex from 2PM – 5PM
2nd Annual Civic Engagement Forum – Thursday November 2, 2017 at Driving Park Rec Center from 5PM – 8PM
1st Annual Civic Engagement Forum – Monday November 7, 2016 at The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University from 6PM – 8PM
For more information about this event please email us at email@example.com
To learn more about Opportunity Youth United visit www.oyunited.org
Columbus Community Action Team
Columbus Community Action Team
A robust, informed, active local coalition of young leaders and youth-serving organizations that uplift their voices and mobilize locally to create community improvement projects of their own design.
Each monthly session will provide the space for youth to learn from a community leader or professional. As well as work on community projects and cultivate and build with one another.
10 Month community leadership program
Monthly sessions (February – November)
Targeted age (15-24 years old)
Additional meetings for sub-committees
Benefits for Opportunity Youth:
Gain Community Service Hours
Help Lead a National Youth-Led Movement
Potential Opportunities To Travel
Access To Employment Opportunities
Civic Engagement Experience
Public Speaking Opportunities
Serving as a role model in the community
Building a personal network and reputation
Compensation for Special Projects
Letters of Recommendation
To provide an innovative comprehensive collaborative approach to help reduce the overall number of 20,000 opportunity youth (ages 16 -24 years old) within Central Ohio who are disconnected from employment and education services.
Our 2019 Goal:
Recruit and engage 100 Opportunity Youth
Our Focus Issues:
Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
Community and Civic Engagement
Annual Youth Summit
Our First Annual Youth Summit - 2016
The Annual Youth Summit is a time for opportunity youth in the community to come together for one full-day of empowering workshops, speakers, vendor resources, entertainment, food and more.
Get ready for our 2020 Youth Summit
Our Previous Annual Youth Summits
4th Annual Youth Summit – Saturday July 13, 2019 at Africentric Early College K12 from 10AM – 5PM
3rd Annual Youth Summit – Saturday August 25, 2018 at Milo Grogran Rec Center from 11AM – 4PM
2nd Annual Youth Summit – Saturday August 26, 2017 at Milo Grogran Rec Center from 1PM – 6PM
1st Annual Youth Summit – Saturday August 27, 2016 at Milo Grogran Rec Center from 1PM – 6PM