The Young Appalachian Story Summit

September 12, 2021  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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The Young Appalachian Storytelling Summit is a young adult-led event that focuses on a critical issue: how young adults can use storytelling as a leadership tool to create Appalachia’s future. Summit participants have the opportunity to hear from diverse voices within Appalachia; to understand how storytelling can help them take action in their own communities; and to join a network of like-minded young Appalachians to collaborate with beyond the event. The 2021 Summit, Crossroads, will focus on the intersections of who we are and how we engage our voices with the wider community. Participants will collaboratively explore their own strengths at these “crossroads” and develop concrete ways to use these strengths as tools in their lives and work by using the power of storytelling to cultivate a united voice during global unease.

The Young Appalachian Story Summit is a grant-funded initiative, therefore there is not a registration fee for this conference.

  • The Young Appalachian Story Summit is for participants aged 18-25.
  • Overnight accommodations are available for participants traveling greater than 100 miles (approx. 2 hours.) The deadline to request accommodation is September 1, 2021.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.