Free and Open to All
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Highline’s main campus
Building 8 (Student Union)
Young women of color are invited to the Y.E.L.L. Summit, a free event designed to empower, encourage and educate. Y.E.L.L., short for Young Educated Ladies Leading, is now in its fifth year.
The summit is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration will close May 11 at 5 p.m. or when spaces are filled.
It is designed for high school–age students in South King County, but the popular summit draws attendees from across the state.During the summit, students will attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” followed by small-group discussions based on her talk. They will also attend two of 24 culturally relevant workshops given by a wide range of presenters.
Last year the Y.E.L.L. Summit drew approximately 450 participants, and event organizers are expecting a similar turnout this year. Participants will receive giveaways, prizes, breakfast and lunch. Adults and chaperones are welcome to attend.
Highline serves one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas in the state, which is reflected in its student body that includes more than 70 percent students of color.