Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit

The Effective Leadership Acadamy in partnership with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County present the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit!

Who – Cuyahoga County Youth age 16-28

What – A Youth Wellness Conference + free leadership workshops

Where – Cleveland State University (Fenn Tower Ballroom)

When – Friday, September 17th 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (in person)
              Saturday, September 18th 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (virtually)


    • Attend free leadership workshops.
    • Engage with community vendors,
    • Network with other Cuyahoga County youth,
    • Hear from a keynote speaker,
    • Participate in a pitch competition to receive prize money to carry out a wellness initiative in your community.

Attend the Summit!

Join the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit Steering Committee. APPLY TODAY!

ELA is looking for passionate youth (ages 16-28) to join the Youth Wellness Summit steering committee to help plan the youth summit. Being a member of the youth steering committee for the Youth Wellness Summit is a paid position. Individuals will be paid at a rate of $10/hour for a total of 15 hours. Responsibilities of steering committee members include but are not limited to:

  • Attending steering committee meetings every two weeks beginning Thursday, June 24th (see dates below).
  • Working with other committee members and the Effective Leadership Academy to plan the Youth Wellness Summit.
  • Attending the Youth Wellness Summit and assisting with set-up/tear down as well as other responsibilities as needed.
  • Attending the free leadership workshop series provided by the Effective Leadership Academy.
Join the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit Steering Committee!
  • Earn $150!
  • Work 2 hours a month and additional hours the days of the conference
  • Be an integral part in planning the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit

Applications are due Monday, June 21st.

The youth steering committee will be meeting every other Thursday starting Thursday, June 24th. The meeting dates are listed below:

  • June 24th
  • July 8th
  • July 22nd
  • August 5th
  • August 19th
  • September 2nd

Are you passionate about wellness in your school or community
but need a little cash to bring your vision to life?

The Youth Wellness pitch competition is just what you need!

Youth groups/organizations have the opportunity to present a pitch focused on a youth wellness initiative or intervention. This initiative can be focused on a school, a neighborhood, the community, or the broader public. The initiative must be focused on wellness and will be presented to the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit audience on the second day of the summit. The pitch should be structured in a Ted-talk style. The goal of the pitch is to captivate and convince the audience to vote for your wellness initiative. Winners of the pitch competition will receive a prize money stipend to put toward implementing their wellness initiative. Prize money stipends are as follows:

  • 1st place – $1,000
  • 2nd place – $750
  • 3rd place – $500
  • 4th place – $250


Don’t have time to create a pitch or help plan the conference but your calendar is free Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th, come join us. We’d love to see you at the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness conference with members of your youth organization, friends from your school, or other youth in your community. Come alone or bring a friend, we hope to see you there!

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