Youth Summit

2014 Youth Summit


Keynote Speaker : Gabrielle Jordan Williams, Founder of Jewelz of Jordan



Gabrielle Williams – Youth Summit Speaker Bio


New York’s future is tied to the success of our youth in this increasingly competitive world. The Association’s commitment to our future leaders is not only apparent in this year’s theme “Reclaiming Our Sons and Daughters” but in their focus to expand the Youth Summit.


The Youth Summit will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Swyer Theatre. Our Co-Chairs, Assemblywoman Michaella Solages and Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo will be convening a panel discussion, mini-workshops and a Talent Show that will engage and inform young people from across the state.


If you have any youth aged 9-21 who are interested in participating in the Youth Summit please register them here. There is no charge, and lunch will be provided.


Talent Show

During the Youth Summit, there will be several groups that will be performing to win cash prizes ($150/$250/$500) and a chance to open for the Saturday concert featuring Chrisette Michele and Johnny Gill on Saturday evening.


The AUDITIONS for the Talent Show will be held:

Saturday, January 25, 2014
12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
GWU Center
274 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206.


The entry form can be downloaded here .
Entry fee is $10 for individual submission and $20 for a group submission.


Participants can upload their Audition Videos with the title “2014 NYS Youth Summit Audition” or the tag #2014youthsummitaudition from their YouTube account by Friday, January 17, 2014


*Note*: On-line submissions will only be considered once payment is received by either money order/cashier’s check to the Association office or pay here on-line (Eventbrite site) by Wednesday, January 15, 2014.


For more information or to register by phone: please contact the Association office at 518.427.8363.