The Wichita (KS) Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Butler Community College will hold their 8th Annual African American High School Leadership Conference on Sat., Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This free conference will take place at Butler Community College – Andover Campus and is open to all high school students and parents.

This year’s theme is “Say Yes to You: A Playbook to Upgrade Your Confidence.”

Inspiring and engaging presenters will interact with participants around preparation for college and scholarships, college and career readiness, professional image, and utilizing technology effectively. A young adult panel will offer an up close conversation on how resiliency shapes one to become motivated to set positive personal goals and become social change makers in your community.

There will also be informative workshop sessions for parents. Returning again, and back by popular demand for the 8th year is the awe-inspiring parent workshop presenter Ms. Rhonda Hicks. Her workshop presentation will support parents as they guide their teen on the topic “Finding the Leader in My Teen.” Special prizes also await parent attendees.

The conference keynote speaker is Vanessa Rials, a program coordinator with Rise Up for Youth. Plus there will be lots of exciting presenters you and your teen won’t want to miss.

Registration is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts for all participants. The registration deadline is Fri., Jan 31. Sign up is online at:

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