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March 8: College hosts leadership conference for youth through college age

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 22, 2019

Are you a student in middle school, high-school or college in Lake County? Do you want to build your leadership skills for future success? Ignite your potential and make new friends, at the second annual Young Leaders Summit, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the College of Lake County. The event, which is free of charge and includes a lunch, takes place in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.

The keynote speaker is Carlos Ojeda, Jr. (pictured), former educator and founder of CoolSpeak, a Pennsylvania-based company that provides motivational speakers and events for youth and young adults. His published book, “The Power of Youth: It All Begins With You,” is also the title of his talk. Breakout sessions include: the Photo of Carlos Ojeda, Jr.value of a college degree; navigating the college application process; leading with passion and purpose; and life-planning tips for middle-school students. Additionally, Chicago-based poets Awthentik and Phenom will present leadership poems.

Registration and continental breakfast take place from 8:30-9 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by two CLC organizations, Men of Vision and Sister to Sister. Contacts: Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco (847) 543-2752 or or Beverly Phelps (847) 543-2778 or For details and to register, visit


About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes, provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County. For more information, visit