The Teen Summit is a day of mentoring and empowerment. It is a planning and collaborative effort between young people and community youth advocates.
• To teach and help youth discover different ways to solve problems.
• To increase youth self-esteem.
• To help youth establish long and/or short term goals.
• To provide an open and creative outlet for youth to express his/her self.
• To foster an environment where youth learn from one another.
To motivate and inspire the youth to persevere through adversities that might arise. Also, to encourage the youth to be what he/she wants to be.
The Comedy Show provides family fun, laughter, and entertainment, which the entire family can enjoy. It is hilarious and non-stop energy. The show features talented comedian recognized across the country.
2010 - Comedian Marshall Brandon featured on BET's Comic View, TV One, and Bill Bellamy's Who Got Jokes. (more)
2009 - Comedian Big Sean Larkins featured on NBC, HBO, Comedy Central, P.Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, and Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. (more)
2007 - Comedian Daren “DS” Sanders featured on BET’s Comic View and Comedy Zone. (more)
2008 - Comedian Carl “Cee Jay” Jones featured on BET’s Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo. (more)
The Gospel Explosion is a non-denominational, communitywide church service filled with praise and worship. It features an amazing community choirs, ministries, as well as a dynamic speaker. The Gospel Explosion presents an awesome opportunity for the entire community to gather and fellowship unlike any time before.
PREVIOUSLY FEATURED ::
- Pastor Shawn Sales (Loving Springs Baptist Church, Glasgow, KY)
- A Greater Praise Mine Ministry (Northern Kentucky University)
- 11th Street Missionary Baptist Church Unity Choir (Bowling Green, KY)
- UNITY (Campbellsville, KY)
- Pastor Robert L. Clemmons (Christ Church Holiness, Madisonville, KY)
- Sons of Jacob (Hopkinsville, KY)
- Pastor Kris Goodman (Victory Church, Madisonville, KY)
- New Generation of Praise (Hopkinsville, KY)
- Boom Squad Inc. (Evansville, IN)
IN JUST 5 YEARS:
• Over 4,000 attendees
• Has served over 1100 youth from ages 11-19
• Attendees from Hopkins, Webster, Muhlenberg, Henderson, Christian, Jefferson, Daviess, McCracken, Warren, Barren, Logan, and Hart Counties. Evansville, Jeffersonville, New Albany IN, Nashville, TN, and Cincinnati, OH.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
• People who attend feel a sense that he/she can make it.
• Teens learned that if he/she puts their mind and heart into it, he/she
can do anything.
• Teens learned the importance of tolerance and to respect differences.
• Attendees feel encouraged to hold on to their dreams.
• After attending, teens have higher self-esteem.
• Teens learn hard work is imperative to reach goals.
• Teens learn the importance of a life plan.
• Teens better problem-solve.
* * Surveyed 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Aspire Participants
Listen to song from 2011 Teen Summit music workshop in Madisonville, KY entitled, "Aspire to Inspire".
Watch video of 2010 Anthem from our Annual Aspire Weekend.