Middle School Students Focus on Mental Health, Financial Literacy, and College & Career Pathways in 8th Annual Statewide Leadership Summit

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SALT LAKE CITY – Over 700 middle school and jr. high students of racially and ethnically diverse communities from across the state were encouraged to reflect on their future goals and discover tools that can build upon their strengths.  The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs recently hosted the 8th Annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit, an event that has been supported …

2021 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day: Navigating Your Civic Power

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This past spring, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) virtually hosted the 2021 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day. This was a virtual experience that invited students, educators, and community partners to empower youth through civic engagement. The theme of the event was “Navigating Your Civic Power,” chosen to encourage students to explore ways to become involved in their communities and …

Visions of the Future: Emerging Leaders in Utah

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What is an emerging leader? To start, the term “emerging” means becoming apparent or prominent, up-and-coming. An emerging leader can be found in each of our young people and youth who are advancing equitable causes and projects, already engaged in leadership and advocacy, or finding their way to define what being involved in their communities mean to them. So this …

Persevering through a Pandemic: Students’ First-Ever Virtual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

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By: Taysha Tiatia This year, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) partnered with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) to host their annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit for students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. However, due to COVID-19 social-distancing measures, the division had to pivot its efforts in holding an in-person event to ensure a safe and healthy experience …

Multicultural Youth Leadership Day Highlights the Importance of Authentic Leadership

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Story by: Claudia Loayza, Photos by: Nicole Tyana Dossous Leaders can be found anywhere, and according to Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner of the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians , anyone can find leadership traits within themselves and, through education, you can empower others. Over 300 high schoolers from across …

THE BOLD COLORS OF HEALING

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How a mural project led youth-in-custody to express new hope By Ellen Fagg Weist | Photography by Todd Anderson South Salt Lake — “Stay Motivated” is the bold, inspiring message anchoring a new mural decorating the basketball gym at Salt Lake Valley Youth Center, formerly known as the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center. It’s also a personal motto for graffiti artist …

Pathways to Success: 2019 Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

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Over 1,000 students from 30 different schools arrived to Salt Lake Community College on Monday, October 7th, spreading a feeling of excitement marked by their potential. Instead of taking the bus to school, they took it to one of Utah’s most diverse colleges with 31 percent of the student body being racially diverse and 56 percent being the first in …