Youth (X)po Details

When & Where?

Saturday, November 4th
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
(Followed by Big Lick SOUP)

CoLab Roanoke
1327 Grandin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


A one-day event focused on empowering and energizing area youth to be change makers. 75 area high school students will become (X)po Youth Fellows and learn more about the issues that matter in their community and how to engage with them more effectively.


Today’s youth will be the ones tasked with finding solutions to many of the problems we now face as a society. Our goal is to educate about how change occurs and empower youth to recognize the role they can play.


Participants will be tasked with picking a community problem they want to focus on and then creating a presentation about how to address that problem. This will be facilitated by a day of energizing presentations, skill-building workshops and team-building exercises.


9:00 – Registration Opens

10:00 – Introductions

10:15 – Speakers & Panel

12:00 – Lunch & Team-Building

1:00 – Skill-Building Workshops

2:45 – Brainstorming and Presentation Preparation

3:45 – Presentations

4:45 – Wrap-Up