Faith Killian-Fassnacht, Azaria Dunston & Sojourner Rudd Attends IBE Youth Leadership Summit

GLIBE will be well represented by three students at the Indian Black Expo Youth Leadership Summit Friday (July 17) to Sunday (July 19) at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

Students representing GLIBE are Faith Killian-Fassnacht, a rising senior at McCutcheon High School; Azaria Dunston, a rising freshman at the DHS Academy (home school); and Sojourner Rudd, a rising freshman who attended Tecumseh Junior High School last year. Natasha Watkins, of Purdue University, will be chaperoning again for GLIBE.

Youth Leadership Summit is for middle and high school student leaders who want to see and affect change in their community. YLS is a youth conference geared towards giving youth a platform to hear and learn from professionals regarding academics, decision making and advocacy.

Students will engage in plenary sessions and interactive workshops with knowledge that is transferable across home, school and community. In addition to networking with youth across the state youth also become the teacher. Youth led service learning opportunities allow youth to let their voices heard through PSA’s on “Our Life Matters” and “Real Talk.”

Saturday activities close out the day with the Slam Dunk Contest, Amp Harris and Reggie Wayne Celebrity Basketball Games and an YLS White Party (invite only). IBE is committed to be a catalyst in promoting positive, relevant content to our youth for academic and social

The youth conference is sponsored by Purdue University, Novo Nordisk, UPS, and Indiana Family & Social Services Administration.