Call for 2017 Presenters

As part of our commitment to developing youth leaders, the Coatesville Youth Initiative is pleased to announce our Second Annual Coatesville Youth Conference (CYC) will be Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Hosted on the Coatesville Area High School Campus for 300 students in grades 6-12, the day will offer inspirational programming and workshops for Chester County youth. The 2017 Conference theme is BREAKTHROUGH LEADERSHIP.

We are looking for passionate presenters to share their messages with conference participants. Workshops should deliver a positive message that will motivate and guide youth to be strong leaders in their own lives and communities. We invite experienced presenters to submit proposals.  Possible workshop topics include (but are not limited to) College Readiness, High School Readiness, Healthy Relationships, Goal Setting, Community Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, Overcoming Adversity and Youth Leadership .

Workshop Requirements:

  • Presenters must commit approximately 2 hours in the morning (10:00 am – noon) and will prepare a one hour workshop for approximately 20-25 middle and/or high school youth.
  • Workshops should be well-organized, include engaging/meaningful activities, be highly interactive, and provide youth with tangible lessons they can apply now and in the future.
  • All proposals will be reviewed within 30 days. Due to time and space limitations, we regret that we are unable to accept all proposals.


With thanks to our 2016 presenters:

Adrienne Mackenzie, Mackenzie Motivational Speaking and Team Building, Life is a Journey and I am the Driver!

Amelia Rayburn, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, How Can I be an Advocate to Combat Dating Violence?

Noah Willett, Remedy Leadership Institute, The Unmistakable Foundation for Positioning Yourself for Leadership

Chasity Brown, Professor at Cabrini and Lincoln Universities, The College Experience

Kendra Wilson, Director, G3, Unlocking your Potential!

Meghan McVety, Capacity for Change, Leadership for Tomorrow!

Josh Crans, Bridge Academy and Community Center, RUN C’VILLE!

Krishna Venigalla, Downingtown STEM Academy, Students United to Make a Difference

Dr. Bridgett Miles, Assistant Principal, Coatesville Area School District, Thinking Outside the Box

Sam Brown, Millersville University, Believing in the Power of Belief!

Pastor Jonathan Rodriguez, Community Church of Coatesville, Discovery…Finding your Purpose!

Ricky Campbell, President, Campbell East, Youth Entrepreneurship

William Webb, Never Say Never!