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Brighton, CO
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Brighton Youth Services is excited to be bringing back our annual Image Summit!

We've missed you the past couple years and are ready to be reunited with you all in-person. Continue to check back here often as we continue to finalize our workshops and speakers. We can't wait to see you on November 2 & 3, 2022

The Conference

Two Days of Powerful Education
and Entertainment
Nov. 2 & 3, 2022

The mission of this youth conference is to empower young people from across the state to use their voice to impact government and become active community members. We want to build networks amongst young leaders here in Colorado! On day one of this event, we will offer attendees a sampling of breakout workshops from art to diversity in hopes to empower leaders, inspire community activist, and build confidence. On day two we will give attendees the opportunity to put their new-found skills and confidence to work, learning about local government and having the opportunity to meet and converse with elected officials from across the state.  

 

This will be our sixth annual conference and space is limited, so get registered! We are thankful for our continued financial support that allows us to bring in the best speakers, entertainers, and community shakers. 

Interested in Volunteering?

We are seeking adult volunteers to assist with the 2022 Image Summit!

If interested, please use the button below to complete our form BEFORE Oct. 14th. 

What to Expect in 2022...

500

Participants

7

Sessions

2

Tracks

3

Speakers
 

2022 Keynote Speakers

 

 2022 Workshops

5th-8th

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Recognizing what you need to get what
you want

We will gamify the process of learning about what we need when we are having different emotions, then practice using those to come to consensus in a team, and to prioritize needs at a community level. All with winners and prizes!

IMPROVing Your Way to Success

The IMPROVing Your Way to Success workshop is designed to help youth dream big, embrace challenges and achieve their goals in unscripted ways through the tenets of improv. This workshop has been used to elevate executive leaders at T-Mobile, Frontier Airlines and Crocs, and now, it will help the participants at the Image Summit achieve the same success!

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Creative Collaboration

What does it take to be a creative team? Using the Destination Imagination Creative Process students will work in teams to solve building challenges. This workshop is hand on, fast paced building experience.

Making Decisions through Consensus

Sometimes we need to make a decision in a group, it can be hard for everyone to agree, or we can feel left out or excluded. Come learn a new strategy and process to make decisions so that everyone feels included and valued!

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Ninja Nation

Ninja Nation will be bring out 2 of their Pro Courses! Participants can choose to race each other on the side by side racing lanes. Obstacles will challenge individuals to work on multiple skills including: Balance, Coordination, Agility, Speed, Power, and Endurance. The Ninja Nation Staff will instruct students on what it takes to be a Ninja. Not only physically but mentally. With the focus on perseverance. Because to be a Ninja you must not be good at just one skill but many. Only individuals with the mindset to get back up and try again after falling, succeed at the sport of Ninja Warrior.

Joining us on the 5th-8th and 9th-12th!

Building Resilience Through Self-Expression: The Power of Traditional African Drumming to Heal Trauma Related Stress “Drumming Out Stress”

Is a research based and evidence-informed therapeutic drumming programs created by Francis Agyakwa, MSW to help children, adolescent and adult who have experienced trauma to process and relieve themselves of the stress associated with their traumatic experience. The program is deeply rooted in the traditional Ghanaian culture/ belief system of using drumming and music to celebrate life and to bring healing.

 

The program is also for groups, individuals/organization who are seeking creative ways to resolve conflict, improve on communication, group processing and well-being.

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9th-12th

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Embracing your Mind Monster

What are negative thoughts, where do they come from, and are they real? In this interactive chat, we explore and draw the mind monster that lives within all of us. Then we give it a name and ask the question  - what is your positive intention for us? Walk away with an understanding of:

Know- The truth about negative thoughts

Do- Draw your mind monster

Apply- The positive intention of your mind monster

Songwriting Secrets: Communication Through Music

Have you ever wanted to write a song or record a rap single? Learn how easy song writing can be! Walk through the steps of writing original and relatable lyrics with award nominated indie recording artist, Krisangela. Learn how to communicate through music in this interactive workshop where we will write some original lyrics together, choose the beat, and record a first draft.

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Principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Explained in 30 minutes

This workshop was designed to provide participants with an opportunity to understand complicated concepts such as difference, belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion by participating in a fun interactive activity that will be sure to level the playing field and spark meaningful discussions.

Ninja Nation

Ninja Nation will be bring out 2 of their Pro Courses! Participants can choose to race each other on the side by side racing lanes. Obstacles will challenge individuals to work on multiple skills including: Balance, Coordination, Agility, Speed, Power, and Endurance. The Ninja Nation Staff will instruct students on what it takes to be a Ninja. Not only physically but mentally. With the focus on perseverance. Because to be a Ninja you must not be good at just one skill but many. Only individuals with the mindset to get back up and try again after falling, succeed at the sport of Ninja Warrior.

Joining us on the 5th-8th and 9th-12th!

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Art from Ashes: Reveal Your Creative Genius Through Spoken Word and Poetry

Come explore the power of intuition and metaphor in communicating your creative genius! At Art from Ashes, we define poetry as a dialogue with the subconscious and we honor spoken word and storytelling as ways to express, connect, transform, empower, claim space, and amplify youth voices in a society that isn’t often listening. In this breakout session, we will co-create a brave and uncensored space where your creative identities and voices matter and are heard!

Building Resilience Through Self-Expression: The Power of Traditional African Drumming to Heal Trauma Related Stress “Drumming Out Stress”

Is a research based and evidence-informed therapeutic drumming programs created by Francis Agyakwa, MSW to help children, adolescent and adult who have experienced trauma to process and relieve themselves of the stress associated with their traumatic experience. The program is deeply rooted in the traditional Ghanaian culture/ belief system of using drumming and music to celebrate life and to bring healing.

 

The program is also for groups, individuals/organization who are seeking creative ways to resolve conflict, improve on communication, group processing and well-being.

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Thank you 2022 Sponsors

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*Students will be split into groups with attendees from various geographic locations to facilitate networking*