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Until the Miami Youth Economic Development Conference!!!

Youth Economic Development Conference (YEDC) 2019

July 16-17, 2019
Miami Dade College, North

July 19, 2019
Miami Dade College, Homestead

WHAT IS YEDC?
YEDC is Urgent, Inc.’s Youth Economic Development Conference, Miami’s premier careers conference for youth. Thanks to our partners Miami Dade College, North and Miami Dade College, Homestead so we can bring this high-energy, motivational, and educational experience to over 500 youth. This year’s theme, Make Money Moves, refers to the potential of all youth to prepare for their economic futures and be transformative change agents in their communities. As ever, the challenge is to help youth create viable economic futures, work towards meaningful careers and play a vital role in the future of Miami’s workforce and the business community.

WHAT HAPPENS AT YEDC
Over 2-Days, youth will exchange, learn, connect and collaborate with successful professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and talented youth! From keynote speakers, hands-on-workshops, career exploration experiences, to college and career planning, financial literacy and personal development sessions, there is never a dull moment at YEDC. Featured conference events include a business pitch competition, Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival, and Business Vendor Fair.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Urgent, Inc. invites teen camps, college and high school summer interns, and youth leaders to attend. The event is free for youth ages 14-21, adults and chaperones are $25/day.


REGISTRATION

(CLOSED FOR MDC NORTH)

ABOUT YEDC 2019

Urgent, Inc. cordially invites teen programs, high school summer interns, youth groups, and youth leaders to join us for this exciting youth conference! YEDC is Miami’s premier youth career exploration conference. For the fifth year, Urgent, Inc. presents the annual Youth Economic Development Conference & Expo in partnership with Miami Dade College, North Campus AND Miami Dade College Homestead Campus.

CONFERENCE HOSTS

July 16-17, 2019

Miami Dade College, North

11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167

Conference Center, Bldg. 3

11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167 *Youth should be dropped off in front of Building 3. Busses should park at the stadium.  Youth can be picked up after lunch at the Plaza (Building A).

North Campus (Map Download)

July 19, 2019

Miami Dade College, Homestead

Building F

500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33167

*Youth should be dropped off in front of Building F.  Busses should park in the Visitor/Student Parking across the FDOT Bus Way.  Youth can be picked up after lunch at Building F.

South Campus (Map Download)

Google Maps


AGENDA

Miami Dade College, North

JULY 16, 2019 WELCOME TO DAY 1!

8:00am – 9:00am

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

Breakfast

9:00am – 9:50am

OPENING PLENARY

Mistress of Ceremonies, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

WELCOME REMARKS

Georgette Perez, Dean of Students Miami Dade College

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Mr. Corey’s Cookies, Corey Nieves & Cookie Mom

CLOSING REMARKS

Saliha Nelson, Vice President URGENT, Inc.

10:05am – 11:05am

BREAK OUT SESSIONS I

LIVE IN THE 305: TOURISM CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, RM 3238

Pam Payano, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

ARTPRENEURSHIP, 3201

Ramon Robinson, Absoloot

SO YOU WANT TO BE A KIDPRENEUR, RM 1393

Mr. Corey’s Cookies & Joy’s Yummy Cupcakes

PROFESSIONAL SWAG, RM 1363

Sonia Jacobson, Suited for Success

THE 6 SECOND RESUME- USE TOOLS AND TRICKS TO GET HIRED, RM 1365

Mario Lara, GetHiredMiami.org

FUN2FIT AND FIT2FANTASTIC! CAREERS IN AQUATICS AND MARINE INDUSTRY, RM 1366

Thaddeus Gamory, Diversity in Aquatics

CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT, RM 1309

Seth Brimstone Schere, PATH to Hip Hop

SELF EMPOWERMENT FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS, RM 1310

Yesse Leyva, FUNclusion

YOUTH FILM SCREENING, RM 2151

Judges: Cathleen Dean, Juliet Romeo, Blair Castro, Yesse Leyva, Regina Hopkins, Gema Naredo

11:15am – 12:15pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS II

MONEY + COMMUNITY= SUCCESS, RM 3238

Dr. Shirley Plantin, U-Turn Youth Consulting

GET LINKEDIN- BUILD YOUR RESUME PROFILE, RM 3201/1216

Sofi Diaz, Microsoft

#YOURVOICEMATTERS, RM 1393

Overtown Children and Youth Coalition

POP UP MAKERSPACE- COME CREATE AND INNOVATE, RM 1363

Tom Pupo, Moonlighter Makerspace

THE 6 SECOND RESUME TOOLS TO GET HIRED, RM1365

Mario Lara, Get Hired Miami

MY ART IS MY HUSTLE: ARTISTS PANEL, RM 1366

Facilitator: Germain Dubois, HOPE Murals

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, RM 1387

Megan Aderele

THEATER PRODUCTION 101, RM 1308

Moses Washington, MoWash Stage Plays Production

CREATING YOUR OWN BRAND 101, RM 1388

La’Shondra Johnson, EXTRAordinary Youth, Inc.

CELLPHONE MOVIE CHALLENGE, RM 1309

Cathleen Dean, 48 Hour Film Project

SCREEN ACTING ESSENTIALS, RM 1310

Tsachai Sky Madaro

YOUTH FILM SCREENINGS, RM 2151

Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival

12:25pm – 1:25pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS III

GET LINKEDIN- BUILD YOUR PROFILE WITH A HEAD SHOT, RM 3201/1216

Sofi Diaz, Microsoft

BAKING IN BUSINESS SUCCESS, RM 1388

Nahzi Forrest, Nahzi Thee Baker

#YOURVOICEMATTERS, RM 1393

Overtown Children and Youth Coalition

BOSS CAMPAIGN – BE YOUR OWN BOSS, RM 1363

Dexter Hart, CareCloud Health Care IT

OWN OUR FUTURE: LAUNCH YOUR CAREER WITH YEAR UP, RM 1365

Victoria Fear, Year Up South Florida

HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE IN COLLEGE, RM 1366

Stephanie Wong, TRIO EOC Miami

HOW TO START A BUSINESS, RM 1387

Megan Aderele

ACTING FOR TV AND FILM, RM 1310

Tsachai Sky Maduro

CELLPHONE MOVIE CHALLENGE, RM 1309

Elijah Wells, iGen Film Festival

WORD?! GET STARTED IN TELLING YOUR STORY, RM 1308

Ebonie Ledbetter, WORD Workshop

YOUTH FILM SCREENINGS, RM 2151

Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival

1:30pm- 2:30pm

LUNCH

SCIENCE COMPLEX PATIO

Miami Dade College Education Fair

Miami Dade College, North

JULY 17, 2019 WELCOME TO DAY 2!

8:00am – 9:00am

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

Breakfast

9:00am – 9:50am

OPENING PLENARY

Mistress of Ceremonies, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

WELCOME REMARKS

Saliha Nelson, Vice President URGENT, Inc.

KEYNOTE 

Taylor Moxey, Author & Entrepreneur

10:05am – 11:05am

BREAK OUT SESSIONS I

LEARN TO CODE CHALLENGE, RM 1216

Miami Dade College

BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION, RM MAIN

Hosted By Dr.Sharifa Lee, NFTE

Judges: Gustovo Trinade, Babson College; Jessica Vasquez, Dade County Federal Credit Union; Keon Williams, Urban Philanthropies; Michael Finney, The Beacon Council; Eric Knowles, Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce; Taylor Moxey, Youth Entrepreneur; Maria Coto, Partners for Self Employment

FILM MAKING MASTER CLASS, RM 2151

Marco Mall, Florida Film House

11:20pm – 12:15pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS II

MAKE MONEY MOVES: MAD CITY MONEY WITH GEN-YOU!, RM MAIN

Dade County Federal Credit Union

MEDIA EMPOWERMENT INDUSTRY PANEL, RM  2151

Hosted By Jill Tracey, Hot 105 FM, Leonce Luma and Beatrix Alerte, URGENT, Inc. Digital FACE

Panelists: Marco Mall, Florida Film House; Juliet Romeo; Elijah Wells, iGen Film Festival; Yesse Leyva, FUNclusion; Regina Hopkins, Ebonie Ledbetter, Tsachai Sky Maduro

YOUTH FILM AWARDS CEREMONY, RM 2151

Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival, Hosted By Jill Tracey, Hot 105 FM

1:30pm-2:30pm 

LUNCH

SCIENCE COMPLEX PATIO

Miami Dade College, Homestead

JULY 19, 2019 WELCOME!

GREETINGS FROM THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Natalia Vanegas, District Chief of Staff

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, District 26

8:00am – 9:00am

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

Breakfast

9:00am – 9:50am

OPENING PLENARY

Mistress of Ceremonies, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

WELCOME REMARKS

Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs, Campus President

GREETINGS FROM MIAMI DADE COUNTY

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, District 8

GREETINGS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Natalia Vanegas, Chief of Staff

Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, District 26

KEYNOTE

Taylor Moxey, Author & Entrepreneur

CLOSING REMARKS

Saliha Nelson, Vice President URGENT, Inc.

10:05am – 11:05am

BREAK OUT SESSIONS I

GROWING ENTREPRENEURSHIP, RM F201

Danilo Vargas

SO YOU WANT TO BE A KIDPRENEUR, RM F202

Taylor Moxey, Author & Entrepreneur

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE ACCESS, RM F203

Stephanie Wong, TRIO EOC

11:15am – 12:15pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS II

MAKE MONEY MOVES, RM F201

Jessica Vasquez, Dade County Federal Credit Union

CREATING YOUR OWN BRAND 101, RM F202

La’Shondra Johnson, EXTRAordinary Youth, Inc.

BOSS CAMPAIGN – BE YOUR OWN, RM F203

Dexter Hart, CareCloud Health Care IT

12:25pm-1:25pm

SESSION III

MIAMI 4 SOCIAL CHANGE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, RM F222

Youth Film Screenings and Talk Back

1:30pm-2:30pm

LUNCH

CONNECT WITH US AT THE CONFERENCE

 

#YEDCMIAMI

 

@urgentinc

FEATURED SPEAKERS


YEDC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Stephanie vanVark, Stephanie Creates

 

Robert Quinn, Miami Dade  County Public Schools – CTE

 

Daniel Gibson, Allegany Franciscan Ministries

 

Jessica Vasquez, Dade County Federal Credit Union

 

Keon Williams, Urban Philanthropies

 

Elaine Black, Liberty City Trust

 

Aundray Adams, The Children’s Trust

 

Gema Narado, MDC Film & Technology

 

Yvette Sheran, MDC New Student Center Director

Urgent, Inc.

 

Saliha Nelson, Vice President

 

Shedia Nelson, Artistic Director

 

Joey Ashley, Miami 4 Social Change Film Festival Director

 

Loren Daniel, CTE Coordinator

YEDC 2018 Highlight Video


GALLERY


ABOUT

About Urgent, Inc.

 

 

Est. 1994. URGENT, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami, FL based youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities. Guided by the principles of innovation, growth and transformation URGENT sees young people as the drivers of change and works to provide empowering opportunities to create the next generation of social change agents.   Rising out of the ashes of the 80’s riots and the depressed urban economy of the 90’s, Urban Renewal Greater Enhancement National Team (URGENT) was founded in 1994 by a small group of concerned residents who wanted to see change in Miami’s urban core. Now a youth and community development corporation, URGENT celebrates 23 years of service to the Miami!

 


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CONTACT

Urgent, Inc.

1000 NW 1st Ave,

Ste #100,

Miami, FL 33136

Phone. 786-581-7821

Fax. 866-811-7778

Email. office@urgentinc.org

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