Pave the Path Young Leaders Summit

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2 days, 100 young leaders!

Add dozens of motivated volunteers, mentors, workshop facilitators, and keynote speakers - mix in a high level of excitement - and you have some idea of the inaugural Pave the Path Young Leaders Summit!

Held in November 2018, this groundbreaking event featured the theme “I Am My Brand”. Students worked in teams throughout the two days to explore their personal [leadership] brand.

A collaborative production with nonprofit 4WARD it sets the stage for 4WARD’s year-long “Real Men and Women Pay It Forward” mentorship program. 25 mentors from the local business community are working with teams of these young leaders.

To hone their entrepreneurial skills, the teams are planning projects for BIAD’s Young Visionaries Fellowship program. Selected projects that will make noticeable positive impact in our community or in the world will receive grant funding.

A call for Young Visionaries Fellowship grant applications will be published this Spring , and the next Summit will occur in the Fall of 2019.

Stay tuned!