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5th Annual Teen Empowerment Summit

Saturday, December 1st, 9AM to 5:30PM
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center and South Regional/Broward College Library

The Teen Empowerment Summit encourages better academic performance, enhances life skills and promotes high school graduation. This year’s theme is “LEAP to Your Own Potential,” with “LEAP” as an acronym for Leadership, Education, Achievement and Potential. Breakout sessions will be at both locations, as well as multiple speakers (see details below). 

FREE: participating teens will receive books, t-shirts, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and bus transportation for area teens. 


Locations for free transport to South Regional/Broward College Library:

Parental/guardian authorization is required to utilize transportation for students under 18.


Teens must register in person at any of the participating libraries. If unable to register in person, teens can submit their registrations through the information desk of any Broward County Library location. Sunrise Dan Pearl Library will participate as a sponsor and a registrar but not offer bus service.​


​Lauderdale Lakes Library location:
Emcee will be Kevin Tucker, Youth Pastor at the Faith Center
Guest speakers:
  • Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson
  • Broward County Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness
  • Marie Dumervil, Assistant Principal from Manatee Bay Elementary School
  • Chris Priester, educator and comedian. 
​Breakout sessions:
  • ​Financial Education Workshop conducted by Randy Walker, Manager of Bank United, Lauderdale Lakes office
  • Presentation by Wayne Martin, Manager of We Florida Financial, Lauderhill office
  • ‘Hands-on aviation school experience’ at the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute
South Regional/Broward College Library location:
  • Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson
  • Dr. Billy P. Jones, English Professor/Coordinator of Minority Male Summer Initiative Broward College
Breakout sessions:
  • ‘Hands-on aviation school experience’ with the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute
  • college tour 
  • basketball game