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Tuesday, April 9 • 9:30am - 1:45pm
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Students and educators from across Virginia assemble for a day-long celebration of student creativity, innovation, and passion. The Youth Innovation Conference inspires high school students to take charge of their education by pursuing their interests and ideas.

For the 4th year, hundreds of students and educators will assemble in The Paramount Theater for a morning of ideas and inspiration. In the afternoon, students and educators will convene for the Makerville Project Expo, an expanded showcase of student work. More details will be announced soon!

Social Innovation Challenge: Students present problem statements and proposed social innovations with the opportunity to receive mini-grant funding to support their work.

Business Pitch Competition: Student elevator pitches about their entrepreneurial ventures, compete for cash prizes, mentorship, and preferred applications to the iLab incubator at UVA.

Reinventing Middle School Challenge: Students present bold ideas to redesign the American middle school and help fuel conversation to reinvent middle school nationwide.

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Zyahna Bryant

Activist and Community Organizer, Charlottesville Youth Council, Student Representative for Charlottesville City School Board
Zyahna Bryant is an award-winning student activist, community organizer, and author who organized her first demonstration, a rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin, at age 12. Zyahna founded the Charlottesville High School Black Student Union at the age of 14. In the Spring of 2016... Read More →
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Jaclyn Corin

Cofounder & Organizer, March For Our Lives
Jaclyn Corin is a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, United States. She is a survivor of the mass shooting that killed 17 of her classmates and teachers. Less than a week after the shooting, she mobilized 100 of her classmates and brought them... Read More →

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UVA Curry School of Education

Advancing Society. Together.As the 18th Ranked School of Education, we create a positive and lasting change - in the classroom, in the lab, in the community, and in the world at large.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:30am - 1:45pm EDT
The Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA