Students Define their Futures at Youth Leadership Summit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 18, 2013 – Nearly 200 middle and high school students spent a day focused on education and planning their futures at an event hosted by Walt Disney World Resort. The Central Florida Urban League’s 12th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort provided students an opportunity to further define themselves through sessions on entrepreneurship, college preparation, health and career topics.Representatives from Valencia College, the Florida A&M University College of Law, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and other organizations presented sessions geared toward empowering and engaging the students.

“The students who attended the summit left encouraged and excited about their future,” said Allie L. Braswell, president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League. “Through this partnership with Walt Disney World Resort we’ve been able to give hundreds of local students guidance and real-world advice on how to pursue their educational and career goals.”

The Youth Leadership Summit, which has been hosted by Walt Disney World Resort since the first event in 2001, is part of the company’s commitment to diversity and education.

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. The affiliate, which has been providing services to Central Floridians for over 29 years in the areas of housing, workforce development and youth.