2019 TEEN SUMMIT REPORT

This year’s Teen Success Summit was our best ever and we could not have done it without your support!

The Teen Success Summit this year had a new focus, format, venue and strategy to have our youth positively impacted for a great career and lifelong pursuit of education.

The Summit this year was tied to our Kollab workforce development program and the youth were pre-screened to ensure they would optimize the experience. The youth were asked to fill out a form ahead of the event that helped them identify their strengths, passion and interests to help them throughout the day.

What is Kollab?

Through career exploration, skill development and applied learning experiences, the Kollab program will equip youth to be ready for great futures. The Kollab program offers companies direct access to educate our youths about their philosophy, culture and opportunities with their company.  The program also provides the company feedback and ideas from our youths.  This program is where education and work experience intersect. 

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs partnered with ABC7 and Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services, (both are represented on the Kollab Advisory Board).  This partnership is critical in that it offers our partners the ability to tout their good work in these Los Angeles communities through media and digital content for major visibility and impact.  The County relationship is vital so that our youth not only have access to the largest employer in Los Angeles but so that they are experiencing financial literacy through their (for many first time banking) and their understanding the value of a dollar earned.

ABC7 STUDIOS

  • Held at ABC7 Studio B
  • 39 Mentors from 35 different jobs/industries
  • 3 Amazing Keynote Speakers that each focused on their trials and tribulations and success!
  • 2 Informative panels with Industry Leaders on Technology and Jobs of the Future and the Impact of Technology on Sports, Entertainment and Society

In Kind

  • 3 Laptops complements of Toyota
  • 300 Keychain Battery Chargers
  • 350 Inspirational bracelets #Begreatla
  • 3 WSS Gift Cards
  • 10 Target Gift Cards
  • 350 Chips
  • 300 Reusable ABC7 Bags filled with Socks, Cookies and phone chargers
  • 350 Panda Express lunches
  • 350 Breakfasts from McDonald’s

TESTIMONIALS – Youth & Club Leaders

I wanted to extend a BIG thank you for including us in such an AMAZING experience. This year’s summit was so rewarding and engaging for not only us as staff but most importantly our members. The event encouraged and motivated our teens to achieve MORE. They were able to network and make several contacts with professionals within several different career fields. Every aspect of the event was wonderful. All the panels and speakers were informative and engaging. The speed mentoring was tons of fun as well.

We have several interested in the Kollab program and would love to opportunity to participate in the next cohort.  Thank you again for including us in this unforgettable experience!! 

Dominique Marino| Director of Volunteer Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

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The 2019 Teen Success Summit’s theme was WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT and our Club teens enjoyed every moment! With the help of ABC7 this summit had a focus on higher education goals and showcased short presentations, panel discussions and business and sponsor displays.

The program included speakers who have beaten the odds to achieve success and it gave a chance for our teens to network! We are happy our teens were able to be a part of this! 

Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Clubs 

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2019 Teen Success Summit 💙 Club Teens spent a full day at ABC7 Studios exploring Career & Workforce Development opportunities, hearing from key Industry Speakers, discovering new Job Opportunities, and Technology advances, as well as experiencing interactive VR & STEM experiences.

Thank you to all of the sponsors and the LA Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs for making this incredible opportunity possible. It is more important than ever that we equip our young people with skills, knowledge, and opportunities to be prepared for adulthood.

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley

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It was a tremendous opportunity for our Teens at the Teen Summit at ABC7 Studios in which they had mentors from numerous industries encourage them to pursue their passions for career opportunities.  

Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

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Sample Questions and Response

What did the YOUTH LIKE BEST about the 7th Annual Alliance Teen Summit?
The format of having real life mentors and the stories that they shared of the trials and tribulations they faced. This provided insights on perseverance and following your passion in life. Moreover, being able to have the mentors sit with each table and share their experiences up close and personal was a major impact indeed.

Did the YOUTH feel like they benefited by attending the Teen Summit. If yes, please explain.
All of the teens that went with me had great interest in many of the professions that were presented and in fact, one of my female members changed her idea of her major after speaking to the mentors.