Conferences & Events

September 9, 2022

Soybean Barbecue Luncheon, hosted by City of Martin, downtown at the Main Event Center, noon

September 22, 2022

Mini session in Shelby County, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., $20 pp, Information will be coming via email.

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September 23, 2022

Chester County Barbecue Luncheon, hosted by Chester County/City of Henderson, City Hall, noon

2023 African American Leadership Conference

Tuesday, April 18

2023 Women's Conference - Friday, February 10

2023 ALStar Youth Summit - Tuesday, January 31

2023 West Tennessee Education Summit - Friday, March 3

Youth Summits

FutureStar Youth Summit

East side of region - Weakley - Henry - Carroll - Benton - Madison - Henderson - Decatur - Chester - McNairy - Hardin

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

 

West side of region - Obion - Lake - Dyer - Gibson - Lauderdale - Crockett - Tipton - Haywood - Shelby - Fayette

 

To be scheduled Spring 2023

 

The mission of the FutureStar youth summit is to plant a seed for participants attending to help them understand the personal value of an education and possibly spark a desire to attend college. FutureStar invites 8th graders (public/private) from the various West Tennessee school
districts, to give them the opportunity to be on a college campus, explore different majors, and encourage them.

 

This is for 8th graders from “any” middle school (public/private) in West Tennessee. We hope their
experience at the Summit would plant a “seed” for these students attending that would help them understand the personal value of an education and would spark a desire in
them to attend college.

 

We are looking for students who “need the extra push” to reach their potential. These are students who may not have been on a college campus before, those who need extra support from home and those who need the extra encouragement for success. We are able to offer this “free of charge” with the financial support of WestStar alumni from that county that the child resides in. Sponsorship is $50 per child.

 

WestStar suggests that each middle school select no more than two (2) students to attend in order to encourage higher interaction among the students from different schools. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

RisingStar Youth Summit

East side of region - Weakley - Henry - Carroll - Benton - Madison - Henderson - Decatur - Chester - McNairy - Hardin

 

November 3-4. 2022

 

West side of region - Obion - Lake - Dyer - Gibson - Lauderdale - Crockett - Tipton - Haywood - Shelby - Fayette

 

To be scheduled Spring 2023

 

The mission of the Vaughn RisingStar youth summit is to give student leaders (high school juniors) across West Tennessee a chance to develop leadership skills and learn the importance of community involvement.

 

This is for high school juniors from “any” high school (public/private) in West Tennessee. The purpose of the RisingStar Leadership Summit is to give student leaders across West Tennessee a chance to develop leadership skills and learn the importance of community involvement. The cost of the summit is $120 per student which covers hotel room, meals, and materials.

 

WestStar suggests that each school select no more than two (2) students per high school to attend in order to encourage higher interaction among the students from different schools.

 

For information on either of these Summits, you can contact jblack32@utm.edu