Youth Leadership Conference






**Postponed until further notice**

Given the concerns around COVID-19, the Harvard Kennedy School administration has made the difficult decision to ban all large events for the remainder of the academic year.



The Youth Leadership Conference is an opportunity for high school students from the Greater Boston area to attend a full day of leadership workshops facilitated by students from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). The workshops and tools are aimed at empowering students to define what leadership means to them, and to envision ways to take their ideas forward by blending purpose with insight and action.


During the conference, students will:

● Explore what leadership uniquely means to them

● Explore and identify their strengths

● Develop ways to take their ideas forward

● Meet and share ideas with other students from Boston

● Connect with Harvard students who can provide mentorship

● Leave inspired to take action and have a lot of fun along the way!


By the end of the conference, students will have developed a community among peers and Harvard students that can support them in becoming agents of change within their communities.  This conference is geared toward students in grades 10 through 12.  All interested high school students are encouraged to apply here.


Please contact us if you have any questions:



The Youth Leadership Conference is made possible by the dedicated work of the Planning Team:


Co-Chairs: Kadijatou Diallo, HKS and Kyle Yoder, HKS


Zoe Bulger, HKS | Laura Cuellar, HGSE |  D'Seanté Parks, HKS | Aaran Patel, HKS

Amanda Said, HKS | Niharika Sanyal, HGSE | Jennifer Serafyn, HKS

Alicia Sikiric, HKS |Natalia Torres Orejuela, HGSE | Eric Washington, HGSE