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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

National Youth Leadership Summit Coming to NSU

NSU will host the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit, bringing more than 600 youth to the Fort Lauderdale area to celebrate their successes and learn about college preparedness.

The college-based summit — called Raise the Bar: Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It! — is being held in conjunction with the 2015 National Urban League Conference at Broward Convention Center, which will draw close to 10,000 attendees, bring in as much as $10 million to the local economy, and showcase hundreds of local businesses in its Marketplace section.

“This Summit offers a wonderful opportunity for students to share and learn and to get excited about their future and plans for going to college,” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU President. “We are happy to welcome these students to NSU, giving them an opportunity to experience living on a college campus and learning from so many outstanding educators.”

To allow more local youth to attend the summit, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) will provide 100 scholarships (total value of $40,000) for students across Broward County to participate. Youth affiliated with these organizations have been offered partial and/or full scholarships: Big Brothers- Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Northwest YMCA, Hispanic Unity of South Florida, HANDY, ASPIRA, PACE, College Summit, Honey Shine, Commission of Substance Abuse Broward Youth Coalition, FLITE Center, South Florida Cares, KID, Omega Psi Phi Lamp Lighters, and Hundred Black Men.

The summit will be the largest that the National Urban League has organized in its 25-year history. Youth will learn about subjects such as STEM education, wellness, and cultural literacy, as well as learn how to successfully market themselves.