The theme of our youth summit is HEAR US NOW! This is important to our community because, as we grow, we want to ensure that the voices of all youth are acknowledged and embedded into Bastrop County. Please join us for our first annual summit, aimed at creating a more resilient, thriving and equitable community for all. 

Activities for the day include:

  • Calm Lounge 

  • Career Presentations

  • Great Speakers

  • Food

  • Swag bags

  • and door prizes!

EVENT OBJECTIVES

  • Inspire youth to become advocates for change in the schools and communities of Bastrop County

  • Increase youth’s capacity to become proactive leaders who break gender, racial and cultural barriers.

  • Integrate youth within county systems to guide policies that will affect the future

  • Empower youth through educational and leadership opportunities that will encourage them to achieve their highest goals and potential.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Youth of Bastrop County ages 14-18 or 9-12th grade. Representatives from all 4 local Independent School Districts (Bastrop Elgin, McDade and Smithville). Excused absence offered to students with Bastrop County. 

AGENDA
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Attendees will have the opportunity to choose their sessions. They can pick from the following topics:

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

8:15 - 10:00| Check-in and Breakfast

8:15  - 10:30| Mentor Café (Opportunity to speak with local mentors for guidance, inspiration and/or support)

10:00- 10:30| Morning Kickoff  

Emcee: Joe Brundidge

Panel Discussion of Support: Dr. Kristi Lee, Dr. Adelaida Olivares, Gwen Ibarra, Aidan Christensen & Yabdiel Ubiles

10:35- 11:10| Breakout Sessions

SESSION A: Self Care & Mental Wellness

SESSION B: Beyond High school: Adulting 101 Navigating Resources

SESSION C: Knowing Your Identity and Discovering Your Purpose!

SESSION D: YouthTX: Supporting youth-led advocacy across Texas

SESSION E: Watch UR BAC Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

 

11:15 -11:20 Break (CHECK OUT THE CUSTOM MURAL)

11:20- 12:05 | Breakout Sessions

SESSION A: Self Care & Mental Wellness

SESSION B: Adulting It 101: Financial Literacy

SESSION C: Knowing Your Identity and Discovering Your Purpose!

SESSION D: YouthTX: Supporting youth-led advocacy across Texas

SESSION E: Watch UR BAC Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

12:05- 1:00| LUNCH

1:00- 2:00 |Group Reflection/Visioning (Creating a Resilient Bastrop)

2:00 p.m. | BACK TO HOME CAMPUS

 

 

Summit designed and guided in partnership with local Bastrop County youth.

 
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SPEAKERS
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Gwen Ibarra

Teen Leader

President - Youth Bridging Networks For Change

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Yabdiel Ubiles-Lebron

New Member Outreach Coordinator- Youth Bridging Networks For Change

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Aidan Christensen

Teen Leader

President - Youth Bridging Networks For Change

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Mabel Zhu

Project Manager- Youth Bridging Networks For Change

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Layla Cole

Co-Creator of 2022 Bastrop County Youth Summit

Amy Wilhelm-Rabel

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Vice President of Operations

First National Bank

Courtney Robinson, Ph.D.

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Founder/CEO

Excellence and Advancement

Jeffrey Pearce

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Program Coordinator

Texas A&M

Agrilife Extension

Krystal Grimes

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Co- Creator of 2022 Bastrop County Youth Summit

Bastrop County Cares

Amma Empowerment Services

Norma Mercado

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BISD Family & Social Services Coordinator

Ben Smith

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Program Coordinator

Texas A&M

Agrilife Extension

GG Thompson

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Primary Prevention Specialist Coordinator

Bastrop Family Crisis Center

Joe Brundidge

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Emcee/ Host

Author, Poet, Public Speaker 

Dr Laila Olivarez

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Guest Panelist

Associate Superintendent - Curriculum & Instruction 

Bastrop ISD

Priscilla Ruiz

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Co- Creator of 2022 Bastrop County Youth Summit

Youth Director/Advocate

Youth Bridging Networks For Change

Connie Juarez

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Marketing Officer

First National Bank

Hannah Reyes

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Co- Creator of 2022 Bastrop County Youth Summit

Social Worker, Bastrop ISD

Dr. Kristi Lee

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Guest Panelist

Associate Superintendent - Communications & Community Relations 

Bastrop ISD

Maggie Stern

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Youth Civic Education and Engagement Coordinator

Children's Defense Fund–Texas 

J. Muzacz

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Artist, Advocate, and Educator

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SPONSORS

There’s no better investment than in the youth of our communities. Parents invest time,
talent, and resources in their children. Taxpayers invest in schools.


It doesn’t have to stop there. Local community leaders are hosting the very first youth
summit for the teens of Bastrop County. You can be a part of this important investment
in our youth, offering your organization a platform to demonstrate leadership and
collaboration for improved well-being.

 

LINKED HERE is a sponsorship form and beyond your sponsorship, we welcome you to join
us by participating in the Bastrop County Youth Summit. We look forward to hearing
from you.

We welcome an opportunity to customize a partnership package to meet your strategic priorities. Please visit our website www.bastropyouthsummit.com for more details. We look forward to hearing from you. For more information about this event or to email your logo, please contact: Krystal Grimes; Krystal@bastropcares.org

 

 
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Contact Us

BASTROP COUNTY 

YOUTH
SUMMIT
2022

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