Throughout the year, WPYC puts on many other events for youth in the community. A few of the events are the Lung Lovers Rally which is sponsored by the Drug Abuse Prevention Committee, and Jingle Mingle, New Member Night, and Senior Recognition Ceremony which are sponsored by the Membership Committee. Additional information and pictures are available on the committees pages.
Wichitas Promise Youth Council also attends and presents at many conferences which include the following:
>> Four members were chosen to be a part of the delegation to Philadelphia that won the 1999 AllAmerican City Award for Wichita
>> Two WPYC members accompanied the Mayor and City Council to the National League of Cities Conference in Washington, D.C. in March 2000.
>> Five members were workshop presenters at the National Service Learning Conference in Providence Rhode Island in March 2000.
>> Five members of WPYC were workshop presenters at the National Youth Summit in Orlando, Florida in June 2000.
>> WPYC co-sponsored the first statewide Youth on Board training to increase adult/youth partnerships in Kansas in October 2000 (check out the Youth on Board link!).
>> A WPYC member was selected as the only Kansas Congressional District 4 Delegate to attend the MADD National Youth Summit to Prevent Underage Drinking.
>> Four WPYC members attended the Youth as Decision Makers Forum and National Service Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado in April 2001.
>> WPYC members presented at the Kansas Social Work Conference as WPYC is seen as an example of an effective model to create positive outcomes.
>> Six WPYC members attended the Stand Up Stand Out statewide tobacco conference sponsored by Teens Against Smoking in Kansas in August 2001.
>> Three members presented WPYC as a model for youth development/empowerment at the By Youth For Youth National Conference in Minnesota in August 2001.
>> Three WPYC members presented at the statewide Celebrating Coalitions conference. WPYC was the only youth coalition asked to present at this conference.
>> Two WPYC members presented at the 2001 Kansas Youth Summit on the importance of creating effective youth and adult partnerships.
WPYC Members Have Fun Between Presentations at National Service Learning
the By Youth For Youth Conference at the Mall of America, three WPYC members
and sponsor pose with Sharkey between sessions.
|Group Picture at Lung Lovers Youth Rally September 2001|