From TURNUPRI to YESPVD!,
Why Name Change?
The Youth Empowerment Summit – #YESpvd (formerly known as #TURNUPRI) for the past 4 years has evolved to its next stage as a youth summit on it’s 5th year. Added to the summit will be new fiscal sponsors Community Action Partnership of Providence; a youth social enterprise component; parent engagement; additional partnerships and soon a composed youth board.
The name change using the word “YES!” as an acronym for the youth summit also provides positive reinforcement. We will continue to serve the urban corridors of Providence county (Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls & Woonsocket) and always “Turn Up” with our workshops, guest speakers, incentives and activities.
Moving forward we will utilize the education and career exploration components of this youth summit as a platform and tool where youth can “Empower” themselves to contribute towards system change in their communities.