Three Thousand Youths Converge in Atlanta for the Largest Millennial Festival in the Southeast

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Over 3-thousand youths will convene at the Cobb Galleria Centre located at 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 from July 13-14th 2018 for the You Power Purpose conference.* Youths from around the world will kick off a two-day series of workshops, activities, concerts, and networking events that start at 9:30 AM.

"Our goal is to help young people hone-in their strategy for their future. The priority for organizers is to collectively help participants work with purpose, intentionality and craft a strategy so they can be the game changers in their communities," stated the 20-year old best-selling author Rev. Jared Sawyer. The You Power Purpose Conference is an internationally acclaimed young adult event and it is in its fourth run. The conference attracts participants from all 50 states and 17 countries from around the world. The two-days of events are packed with workshops, exhibits, concerts, empowerment sessions, movie screenings and more.

"Today young people are making their contributions to society. At YPP we harness that millennial energy into one collective force. My generation is resilient and has a passion to succeed and help others. Look at the Parkland students and those marching for families! But many times, we lose steam, we get frustrated and most of the time it is because we lack direction or support. At the YPP conference we fill those gaps and hit on so many other critical needs that my generation is crying out for. This event is inspiring, exciting, and entertaining – it's an experience focused on helping my generation to propel them to excel and succeed," exclaimed Rev. Sawyer.

The line-up!

  • Cameron Kasky – Founder of Never Again MSD & #MarchforOurLives

  • Desiree Ross – Star on OWN's Greenleaf

  • Mary Pat Hector – Activist & National Youth Director of the National Action Network

  • Alveda King – Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Fox News Commentator

  • Mr. 2-17 – Producer and Influencer

What to expect!

  • Empowerment Track Sessions – Entrepreneurship, Arts, Leadership, Spiritual Politics/Law, Social/Civic Activism & Mass Media and Entertainment

  • Poli-Hour – National and state candidate debate on their platform

  • Celebrity Meet and Greets – Attendees meet and take pictures with Leading millennial influencers

  • Bridging the Generational Gap Forum – Discussion with legacy leaders and millennial issues on top-tier issues facing today's generation.

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