QCH Access for Young Women's 24th Annual Youth Leadership Conference
On Saturday, May 20, Queens Community House (QCH), one of the borough's largest social service organizations, will be hosting its 24th Annual Youth Leadership Conference under its Access for Young Women (AFYW) program. The event is public will take place at QCH's Forest Hills Community Center at 108-25 62nd Drive from 12pm-5pm.
AFYW is a leadership program that offers young women from different religious, cultural and economic backgrounds the tools to grow their confidence, learn important skills, and build meaningful pathways for opportunities in a variety of successful careers and leadership roles, such as STEM careers, community services, politics, and arts.
The program culminates with the annual Youth Leadership Conference organized and facilitated by the young women themselves. Participants are responsible for selecting a theme, booking keynote speakers and panelists, and designing and leading workshops on issues important to them and their peers, such as gender bias, economic inequality, and mental health.
Expected workshop topics include: Understanding the Emotions within the Mind, Rape Culture & Sexual Assault, Discrimination in Healthcare, and Corruption of the School System, among other important issues.