Inspiring Dreams, Building Confidence, and Shaping Futures

Western Native Voice recently hosted the Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference, a dynamic event aimed at empowering Indigenous youth and equipping them with the tools and inspiration to thrive in today’s world. With over 60 enthusiastic young participants in attendance, the conference was a vibrant celebration of youth leadership and potential.

Keynote Inspiration: One of the highlights of the conference was a keynote address by Chris Romulo, a former Muay Thai boxer turned motivational speaker. Romulo’s powerful message resonated with the young audience, inspiring them to overcome obstacles, set ambitious goals, and pursue their dreams with passion and determination.

Guest Speaker and Fashion Show: Another featured speaker at the conference was Rebekah Jarvey, who brought her unique perspective as a designer and curator of a youth fashion line specifically created for the event. Jarvey’s innovative approach combined fashion with empowerment, giving the youth a platform to express themselves creatively and confidently. The culmination of her efforts was the From Fashion to Survival youth fashion show, where attendees had the opportunity to showcase their style and confidence on the runway, embodying the spirit of resilience and self-expression.

Empowering Youth Voices: Throughout the conference, participants engaged in a variety of workshops and activities designed to foster personal growth, leadership skills, and community connection. From interactive discussions on identity and culture to hands-on workshops exploring career pathways and goal-setting, the conference provided a supportive environment for youth to explore their interests, develop new skills, and connect with peers and mentors.

Building a Brighter Future: As the conference came to a close, the energy and enthusiasm of the youth participants were palpable. Armed with newfound inspiration and empowered by the connections they had made, these young leaders left the conference with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to shaping a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Western Native Voice’s Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference was not just an event—it was a transformative experience that empowered Indigenous youth to dream big, embrace their unique talents, and chart their own path to success. As these young leaders continue to grow and thrive, the impact of this conference will be felt for years to come, inspiring future generations to reach for the stars and never settle for anything less than their full potential.

  • Posted on: April 1, 2024
  • Categories: WNV News