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Opportunity Summit 2018: Initiate

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Thursday, April 12, 2018


Image of young adult telling their story at 2017 Opportunity Summit.


Download the presentation for each session by clicking on the agenda items below.

41,000. That is the estimated number of young people in San Diego County who are NOT in school or working.* These young adults are opportunity youth.

Last year, 500+ changemakers met to understand the story of San Diego County’s opportunity youth. Join us for Opportunity Summit 2018: Initiate as we step up our collective efforts to cut the rate and halve the gap by 2020—our region’s call to action.

Opportunity Summit 2018: Initiate will be a diverse gathering of our region’s young adults, employers, workforce professionals, service providers, educators, funders, parents, community members, elected leaders and more.

We are bringing together an amazing line up of influential speakers and adding breakout sessions so we can dig deep into issues related to mental health, justice-involved youth, creating an inclusive work environment for opportunity youth and more.

You will also get the opportunity to hear young adults speak boldly about their lives, passions and aspirations.

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: Town and Country, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

AGENDA (Updated April 2)

8–9 a.m. Check-in & networking
9 a.m. Opening
9:10 a.m. Welcome | Andy Hall
9:25 a.m. Youth Voice, Leader Choice
10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Morning breakout (choose one)

11:25 a.m. Lunch begins
11:40 a.m. Lunch session opening
11:55 a.m. District 4 Supervisor Candidate Forum moderated by Scott Lewis
1 p.m. Break
1:10 p.m. Afternoon breakout (choose one)

2:25 p.m. Break
2:35 p.m. Afternoon session opening
2:45 p.m. 7-Second Résumés Premiere
2:50 p.m. Work for Youth in America’s Dynamic Labor Market
3:05 p.m. Closing remarks

Will you join us?

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*Data as of 2018.

Contact Eric Morrison-Smith at 
or (619) 516-2247 for more information on sponsorship.


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