The Empire Promise Youth Summit is a youth conference put on every year by a committee of Directors, in support of SED requirements, that provide programs with an opportunity to bring a group of students together with students from other programs to learn about a variety of topics, including but not limited to; college preparation/college visits, service-learning and community service, workforce development, life skills, character and leadership development, etc. And...it’s a lot of fun!
Advocacy Day 2018 boasts the largest number of participants from LPP within the last three years, inclusive of 105 student and 50 adult attendees. Twenty-three colleges and universities were represented during the event, and all programs meet with at least one elected official to share their program's successes during the 16-17 school year. Several programs also gave their student attendees the opportunity to share their experiences during the Student and Alumni Speak-Out forum. Students from Iona College’s and Purchase College’s LPP programs sat-in on a legislative session meeting invited by Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer of Yonkers and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow of Mount Vernon. The Liberty programs were announced on the house floor and students were able to see how the voting process works first hand.