Event Canceled

More information coming soon.

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 – Event canceled – more information coming soon.


    • Attend free leadership workshops.
    • Engage with community partners.
    • Network with other Cuyahoga County youth.
    • Hear from keynote speakers and a panel discussion.
    • Participate in a pitch competition to receive prize money to carry out a wellness initiative in your community.

Attend the Summit!

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

Applications due Sep. 3rd!

View pitch rules & guidelines here


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!

Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Leadership Series

Free Pitch Competition Preparation

Do you want to work with a qualified member of the Effective Leadership Academy team to prepare for the pitch competition? Attend the first three FREE sessions of the leadership series.

  • Tuesday, August 31st – Introduction to the pitch challenge
  • Wednesday, September 1st – Key skills for pitch success
  • Thursday, September 2nd – Self-Reflection

Sessions are virtual from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Register here. Those who are not able to attend in real-time will receive a recording of the session.

Free Wellness Leadership Series

Continue on your wellness journey as you being the school year, start a new career, or return to normal after a pandemic.

The Effective Leadership Academy is offering five FREE leadership series sessions focused on wellness.

  • Sept 21- Life Balance
  • Sept 22- Self-Management
  • Sept 23- Embrace Change
  • Sept 27- Values
  • Sept 28- Power of Positivity

Sessions are virtual from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Register here. Those who are not able to attend in real-time will receive a recording of the session.

Register now to secure your spot!

Community Partner Table Registration

If you or your organization are passionate about wellness and can share wellness related resources with Cuyahoga County Youth, we invite you to register to attend the Cuyahoga County Youth Wellness Summit as a community partner table host. 
There are a limited number of table host positions available. Please fill out this brief application to register. Registration is due by August 30th and the Effective Leadership Academy will review all applicants. Selected organizations will be notified on September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Meldrum (Monica@effectivela.org) or Lindsay Hershberger (Lindsay@effectivela.org). 

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