September 13, 2022 - 12:00pm-8:00pm

The Summit for America’s Youth will be a convening that shines a light on some of the most challenging issues that today’s young people are facing. This inaugural Summit will inform, educate, and inspire by sharing how Boys & Girls Clubs of America, along with its partners, are addressing these issues, and challenge all of us to identify ways we can do even more together to ensure more youth are on the path to a great future.

Attendees will participate in breakout sessions on the two of the topics that are most important to the success of youth today - emotional health and wellness and life and workforce readiness. The Closing Session will have a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. The power of partnership and driving impact through individual and collective action will be a common theme throughout the day.

11:15 a.m.
Registration opens
12:00 p.m.
Opening Session and Luncheon
Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

A discussion about the state of our youth and paths to solutions, moderated by American journalist and television correspondent Paula Faris, with Ashley Biden and Club Alumni including Lieutenant General Leslie Smith, United States Army, Retired and Southeast Youth of the Year Jorge H.-P. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

Recognition of Honorary Chairpersons
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Senator Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV)
4:30 p.m.
Closing Session and Keynote Speakers
Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics, Tim Shriver and Special Guest*
5:30 p.m.
Transportation to Evening Reception
6:00 p.m.
Summit for America’s Youth Reception
National Museum of the American Indian
7:45 p.m.
Transportation back to JW Marriott
* scheduled, to be announced