Brushy Fork Annual Institute
Youth Engagement and Emerging Leadership
|Early Bird Session Moderator: Ethan Hamblin
Join in a discussion with a panel of participants representing regional nonprofits and networks interested in the promotion and development of emerging leadership in Appalachia.
Provide input and feedback on models for youth engagement and share what approaches work from your experience.
Also learn about the vision of the Appalachian Emerging Leaders Network and how your nonprofit can get connected.
Who should attend?
- Individuals interested in promoting and nurturing the development of emerging leaders
- Individuals interested in youth issues
- Individuals and organizations who work with or serve youth
What can I expect to learn?
- Dialogue with others to create a better understanding of the impact of emerging leadership within the Appalachian region
- Learn about networking opportunities that support emerging leadership development
- Explore our roles and responsibilities related to creating the next generation of leaders to carry forward community efforts
- Learn about current efforts and models for connecting and engaging youth
|Ethan Hamblin is from Perry County, Kentucky, and is currently a senior at Berea College majoring in Appalachian Studies. His labor position with Brushy Fork Institute provides opportunities to act in direct service to the mountain communities he has always loved.He has served as a steering committee member of the Appalachian Emerging Leaders Network, Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY), Interfaith Appalachia, and the National Rural Youth Assembly.
During two summer internships with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, he helped establish the Youth Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative. This initiative consists of a committee composed of twelve local high school students who engage in grant-making, philanthropic endeavor, endowment building, nonprofit engagement, and community service. The intent of this program is to spur local youth to garner a feeling of investment within local efforts as a way to counteract outmigration.