Tom Tom Presents: Youth Innovation Conference: Featuring March For Our Lives Cofounder, Jaclyn Corin
Live Events | 04/9/2019 | 9:30AM
Part of the Eighth Annual Tom Tom Summit & Festival
The Youth Innovation Conference, presented by UVA’s Curry School of Education & Human Development, inspires high school students to take charge of their education by pursuing their interests and ideas. Now in its fourth year, the conference will convene hundreds of students and educators in The Paramount Theater for a morning of ideas and inspiration. The conference includes competitions about business, social impact, and reinventing education, alongside student expos. The Conference is part of the multi-day 2019 Tom Tom Summit, whose theme is “Building Better Hometowns.”
Don’t miss an exclusive opportunity at this conference to hear from headliner Jaclyn Corin, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior who co-founded March For Our Lives.
Jaclyn is a student from Parkland, Florida who survived a 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 on a lobbying trip to their State Capital. Soon after, she continued her advocacy and became a lead organizer of the March For Our Lives, the largest youth-led movement of her time in America. Recently accepted to Harvard, Corin remains in constant contact with student leaders from around the country, organizing local events and voter registration pushes.
At Tom Tom, Jaclyn will address an audience of the region’s top entrepreneurial and creative-mind students as part of the Youth Innovation Conference and discuss youth empowerment and what it takes for a group of teenagers to start a national movement.