Pittsburgh Youth Changemakers Conference 2023


Transportation stipends are available on an application basis.


Unleash the potential of young leaders at the 2023 Pittsburgh Youth Changemakers Conference, where inspiration meets action. North Allegheny (NA) for Change, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, is excited to announce the first-ever Pittsburgh Youth Changemakers Conference on June 29-30, 2023. Join us for a two-day transformative experience filled with dynamic workshops, inspiring speakers, and a network of like-minded visionaries ready to make a difference in Pittsburgh. We are honored to welcome Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey for a keynote address.

The Pittsburgh Youth Changemakers Conference will also feature the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s State of Black Pittsburgh: Building Peace and Prosperity in our Neighborhoods event on Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall.

This highly-anticipated annual event, in partnership with 1Hood Media, will take a hard look at gun violence and the cycle of poverty and will highlight individuals and organizations that are making a positive impact to combat these issues. This event is open to all in the community who register.

This conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Pittsburgh-area upperclassmen high school youth to network and cultivate their leadership skills. Due to the generosity of our partners, this conference is both free and meal-inclusive. There will also be opportunities for free transportation on an application basis. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Conference Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference TRAILBLAZER Sessions

Thursday, June 29th (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 12:45 PM Introduction and History of Youth Changemaking
  • 1:15 PM Trip to Carnegie Art Museum
  • 5:00 PM State of Black Pittsburgh Reception
  • 6:00 PM State of Black Pittsburgh Program begins
  • 8:00 PM Day 1 Ends

State of Black Pittsburgh Reception and Program  (5:00 PM- 8:00 PM)

Friday, June 30th (8:30 AM – 5:15 PM)

  • 9:00 AM Day 2 Welcome
  • 9:15 AM Self-Led Conference
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 AM Pitt Blitz
  • 4:00 PM Reflections
  • 4:45 PM Keynote Speech – Mayor Ed Gainey

Alumni Hall : 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

We are also looking for college students and adult community members to volunteer. Volunteers will be able to inspire youth from local schools and network with leaders in Pittsburgh’s change-making space. Pitt students can earn OCC credit for volunteering.

Should you have any questions related to this incredible opportunity, please reach out to the conference team at pghyouthchangemakersconference@gmail.com

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