EmPOWER Youth Summit

October 27, 2022

Bellevue Christian Center
1400 Harvell Drive, Bellevue, NE

The first annual EmPOWER Youth Summit invites high school students together for a day of hope-filled education on mental wellness, social media and other topics — with the goal that students leave feeling better equipped to advocate for themselves and others.

If you are interested in having a vendor booth at this event, please email Sadie Hinkel at shinkel@thekimfoundation.org.

Featuring keynote speaker Emma Benoit, suicide attempt survivor and mental health advocate, along with local musician Jocelyn.

Summit Agenda

  • 8:00–8:45 a.m.   Student and chaperone check in
  • 8:45 a.m.   Welcome and word from our sponsors
  • 9:00–9:45 a.m.   Keynote Speaker: Emma Benoit
  • 9:45–10:00 a.m.   Students sort into breakout groups
  • 10:00–10:25 a.m.   Session 1
  • 10:30–10:55 a.m.   Session 2
  • 11:00–11:25 a.m.   Session 3
  • 11:30–11:55 a.m.   Session 4
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
  • 12:35–1:05 p.m.   Jocelyn concert
  • 1:10–1:35 p.m.   Session 5
  • 1:40–2:05 p.m.   Session 6
  • 2:05–2:40 p.m.   Video send off, school planning session and goodbyes

EmPOWER Sponsors

We greatly appreciate all of our 2022 sponsors!

EmPOWER is funded by The Kim Foundation in partnership with Region 6 and the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition. We’re grateful for their generous support.

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Interested in supporting this event? Learn more about our packages by downloading the sponsorship form.