The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL), with Youth Empowerment Services, the Virgin Islands Police Department, the Law Enforcement Planning Commission, the Department of Human Services, Digital Lending Innovation and VIYA is proud to announce the upcoming EmpowerU Youth Summit 2024, taking place on Feb. 10, 2024, on St. Croix at the UVI Great Hall, on Feb. 24, 2024, on St. Thomas at the UVI 13D Research and Strategy Innovation Center and on March 9, 2024 on St. John at the Julius Sprauve School.

“The EmpowerU Youth Summit, tailored for students aged 12-18, aims to equip them with valuable skills and insights crucial for their personal and academic growth. Summit organizers are committed to the holistic development of our youth, empowering them to become confident, responsible, and engaged members of society,” said Dr. Latashia Edwards, UVI CELL community engagement manager. “We believe in providing platforms like the EmpowerU Youth Summit to inspire and equip the leaders of tomorrow.”

The EmpowerU Youth Summit 2024 will cover a spectrum of topics designed to address the multifaceted needs of today's youth such as drug prevention, navigating academic pressure, mental health, peer relationships, and more.

Parents, educators, and students interested in this enriching experience are encouraged to visit the official website for more information and registration details.

For additional information, contact Dr. Latashia Edwards at (340) 692-4112 or email or Whitney George at