Social change is happening in so many different fields and utilizes all kinds of different strengths. It’s inspiring, but also confusing. All of us have passion and drive to change something. All of us have the potential to be a part of a movement intentionally. Not all of us know where to start.
ActivateU is an annual conference put together by the Training and Leadership Program on the Engage Lead Serve Board. It’s been changed and adapted plenty of times over the last three years to fit the climate students are in. Today students are loud, motivated, and finding their fit in social change.
The unique position of UofL being surrounded by dynamic organizations and individuals gives students the opportunity to do just that – find their fit in a movement they’re passionate about. ActivateU is meant to be a gateway or starting line for inspiring future leaders.
Community leaders, representatives, and innovators such as Jessica Bellamy, Nicole George, Rheonna Thornton, and Josh Poe will discuss how they came to be where they are today using their unique strengths. Attendees are encouraged to take a free strengths assessment after registering, and come back together after the conference in March to discuss and reflect on their journey of becoming more active citizens.
Training and Leadership Co-Director 18-19
The Service Coordinators develop active citizens on our campus and in our community through immersive service-based trips and days of service.
Yelena Bagdasaryan and Loghan Currin