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Rising Above! The Youth Explosion

For the fourth year, an incredible youth leadership conference returns to Clearwater.

Presented by the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center, Rising Above! The Youth Explosion this year will be transformed from a physical platform to an exciting virtual Zooming experience from July 21 – 23, 2021.

The event will include a murder mystery – Who Silenced Mayor Hibbard, video and essay contests, food, performances, prizes, activities and games.

The 4th Annual Rising Above! The Youth Explosion will provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help participants develop their social and decision-making skills that will guide them through life.

The conference brings together 22 individuals from local organizations who sit on the steering committee to help plan and make this event possible.

Special events and highlights include:

The Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center after school youth will learn the industry of how to become a DJ. Their final project will be to be a DJ for this event.  Participants will vote on the best DJ and they win equipment and two “paying” DJ gigs with LC3 Entertainment!

Their S.T.E.P. Experience program is recognized nationally for their development of character and responsibility in our youth. STEP – Students Transforming Education into Purpose. They will combine STEP dancing performance, using Social Distancing as a mechanism to entertain and teach. It will be an engaging event.

“Who Silenced Mayor Hibbard,” a Murder Mystery Activity where the participants watch a Murder Mystery and attend workshops to collect clues that will help them solve the crime. The team that solves the mystery the fastest wins $1,000.00 cash

Gaming/Coding Track – only 15 students will be allowed in this track.  Pre-registration is required. Over the course of the three days the participants will design a web-based game that can be played up to 30 days after the event

Teen-Prenuers focuses on 12-16 year old youth who have started their own businesses. Participants will be able to hear and talk to these youth to find out why and how they did it.  They will display their products and we will give away many of the products as door prizes.

The Post COVID Chronicles Video and Essay Conference – Part II.  Last year was so successful we brought it back.  Send us a video and/or an essay on how you are doing now with the Pandemic starting to get better

PLUS, there will be free prizes, food, music and money giveaways!

Music by Emcee Lloyd and Allways returns to the main stage at designated times for instructions and prize giveaways.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

9:45 am         Opening Ceremonies

10:00 am      Murder Mystery – “Who Silenced Mayor Hibbard”

10:25 am      Coding/Gaming Track/Activities/Games

11:25 am      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

11:35 pm      Problem Solving Workshop Track

12:05 pm      Problem Solving Workshop Track

12:30 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

1:10 pm      Activities/Games/Teen-Prenuers

1:55 pm      Closing – DJ/Music/Prizes

 

DAY 2 – Thursday, July 22, 2021

 10:00 am      Opening/Tick-Tock/DJs

10:25 am      Coding/Gaming Track/ Activities/Games

11:25 am      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

11:35 pm      Communications Workshop Track

12:05 pm      Communications Workshop Track

12:30 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

1:10 pm      Activities/Games/Teen-Prenuers

1:55 pm      Closing – DJ/Music/Prizes

 

DAY 3 – Friday, July 23, 2021

10:00 am      Opening/Performance/DJs

10:25 am      Coding/Gaming Track/Activities/Games

11:25 am      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

11:35 pm      Healthy Relationships Workshop Track

12:05 pm      Healthy Relationships Workshop Track

12:30 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm      Main Room Break – Prizes/Instructions

1:55 pm      Closing – DJ/Music/Prizes/Winner Awards

To register for Rising Above! The Youth Explosion, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rising-above-youth-explosion-tickets-118169641579

 

Clearwater Family Neighborhood Center

900 North Dr. MLK Jr. Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755  

727-442-5355

www.clearwaternfc.com

About the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center

The Mission of the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center (CNFC) is enriching the lives of children and families in the spirit of community and common goals by being a resource for collaborative partnerships.  The center is dedicated to the belief that families should have the resources, support, and skills necessary to raise children in a healthy and safe neighborhood, which promotes the development of their maximum potential. 

CNFC was created in 2008 as one of the nonprofit organizational leaders of the “Family Neighborhood” movement in the State of Florida. The Family Center is located at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatics Center.  We are a member of a collaborative partnership, which includes The Juvenile Welfare Board, the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department and the Neighborly Care Network.  Families come to the Center seeking assistance with basic needs, after school care for their children, assistance with food, rent, utilities and a chance to participate in programs such as healthy cooking, parenting classes, well baby classes, safe social media classes, job interviewing workshops and an array of services as needed.

Video, photos and information courtesy of the Clearwater Neighborhoods Family Center

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