LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2011 – The Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Education and Prevention Department hosted the 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This day-long conference was hosted by the Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs, Walt Disney World Community Relations and Minority Business Development. The summit provided 191 students with the tools necessary to become positive leaders in their schools and communities while focusing on topics relevant to today’s urban youth.
Entitled Hear My Voice: Empowered Expressions, this year’s summit included a session with Orange County Police Department entitled You and the Law; “Say it with Music” workshop where students create, write, produce their own song and receive their own CD to take home.
As a longtime supporter of the Central Florida Urban League, The Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs has hosted the event since its inception in 2001.
The Central Florida Urban League is one of 100 affiliates of the National Urban League, which is the largest and oldest community-based organization in the U.S.A. serving 2 million persons annually. The affiliate, which has been providing services to Central Floridians for over 29 years, has served about 300,000 persons in the areas of housing, workforce development and youth. The Central Florida Urban League is a 501 (c) organization.