MLK Commission hosts annual Youth Empowerment Summit

The Youth Empowerment Summit closed out with a giant dance party. (@SA2020)

SAN ANTONIO - The MLK Commission held its 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit on Saturday.

Nearly 300 students attended the summit, which was held at St. Philip's College. Fourth to 12th grade students got the chance to interact with adults on a different level.

"This is a space for students to feel heard, to talk to adults and say this is what we need from our community and then for us to really develop a plan moving forward to really address those needs," Molly Cox, SA2020 President and CEO, said.

Through educational sessions, games and performances the organizers hoped to jump start children's ambitions.

"I'm hoping a nine year old today realizes their passion for what they want to do for when they become teenagers, when they become young adults, when they become adults," Mateen Diop, with the San Antonio Independent School District, said.

The MLK Commission and SAISD said this is a chance for children to take lead and prepare to one day lead the City of San Antonio.

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