On March 4-5, 2021 we hosted the first ever virtual YP Summit! Thank you to everyone who joined us. What an incredible two days it was 🎉 We hope you left feeling energized, empowered, and engaged. Although there’s still work to be done, we can’t help but be excited and optimistic about the future of Omaha thanks to our incredible YP talent. Thank you to our amazing partners and sponsors for helping us make this event happen, especially our YP Summit Lead Partner Creighton University Heider College of Business! See the event highlights below and tell us your thoughts on the event here >> 2021 YP Summit Survey




Jay Shetty opened up the event and provided us an inspiring keynote on how we can move forward with our lives as YPs. Finishing the event, we had Wes Moore close out the event with a motivational and emotional keynote on how YPs can and have driven fundamental change.




Breakout Speakers

Throughout the two days, we heard from an array of top-notch speakers ranging in topics yet centered on the theme of metamorphosis. Speakers included:

▶️ Candace Doby
▶️ Robyn Burnett
▶️ Jeff Shannon
▶️ Lona Smart
▶️ Alysia Radicia & Daniel Lawse
▶️ Vicki Bautista Ed.D., NBC-HWC & Gretchen Oltman, J.D., Ph.D.
▶️ Leia Baez
▶️ Katie Bassett & Kristyna Engdahl
▶️ Dr. Ed Horwitz
▶️ Candi Jones
▶️ Julian Young
▶️ Dr. Alan Patterson


Experience Rooms

To have a little fun between sessions, we hosted experience rooms with local businesses.

  • Coffee Tour with Hardy Coffee Co.
  • Brewery Tour with Site-1-Brewing
  • Tea Experience with Artemis Teas
  • Local Music Showcase with Omaha Musicians’ Association
  • HIIT Workout with Torva Fit Club
  • Yoga with One Tree Yoga



Award Spotlights

One of the most exciting parts of the YP Summit are the community awards! We hosted our annual Change Maker panel as well as featured our Rising Star Winner.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Change Maker award:
🏆 Racquel Henderson
🏆 Fiona Kennedy
🏆 Caitlin Little
Change Makers are thought leaders and doers who are impacting the world through social, corporate, or philanthropic change.
Thanks to our award sponsor UNO Graduate Studies

Congratulations to Mahika Kanchanam for being this year’s recipient of the Rising Star Award.

This award honors individuals with a consistently high level of professional achievement, strong leadership qualities and commitment to the community. Rising Stars shine through social, corporate or philanthropic efforts.

Thanks to our sponsor Google for helping to make this award possible.

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