Leaders in Life to host Youth Leadership Conference next month

February 18, 2020 /

Leaders in Life is holding its 21 annual Youth Leadership Conference, scheduled for March.

This event, planned by teens, for teens, has impacted thousands
of young lives over the past two decades.

“The conference aims to teach teens how to make good choices and to enable them to become leaders in their community,” said Jeff Coomber, event chair and a coordinator with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office. “Leaders in Life strives to help foster and grow youth
voices in Kern County, and over 2,000 students are expected to be in attendance this year.”

The conference gives local youth a positive environment to discuss and evaluate issues they face daily, according to a news release. These issues will be addressed in workshop sessions throughout the day by adult and youth facilitators.

Sample topics include youth mentoring programs, college information and applications, relationships, self-esteem, stress management, conflict mediation, bullying prevention, and school safety.

The conference will be held March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center in Bakersfield.

The event is limited to students, grades 6-12, and their adult advisers/chaperones attending as a group with their school or youth organization.

Groups must register to attend at https://leadersinlife.org/ by Feb. 24.