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The 2020 Illuminate Leadership Conference

July 19 - July 24

Northern Kentucky University

Illuminate Leadership Conference
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The Illuminate Leadership Conference aims to inspire youth with mentorships, academic resources and narrow down career pathways.


Sponsored by Make It Plain Consulting, The Illuminate Leadership Conference is a 6-day residential leadership program for 7th and 8th grade students. The purpose of the conference is to inspire youth to “better their best” through engaging activities, mentorship and exposure to academic resources, career pathways and real-world principals. Their vision is for every Illuminate Leadership Conference student to be BRIGHT!


Registration and Tuition Cost
Registration for this youth leadership conference is open to students who are rising 7th – 9th graders in the Fall 2020 school year. Students must be motivated, academically strong, and high achieving. Only 100 students will be accepted to this all-inclusive experience.

Tuition cost is $700 and includes housing at Northern Kentucky University; 3 daily buffet style meals while on campus; lunches during excursions; conference materials; as well as private transportation to and from our excursions. Tuition can be paid online.


Payment Plans
Payment plans are available. Early registration allows you to put $200 and make monthly installments of $100 until tuition is paid in full at $700. Early registration ends February 29.

Starting March 1, $300 will need to be put down at the time of registration, $100 monthly installments can be made after that, totally $800.

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Illuminate Leadership Conference Experience
The Illuminate Leadership Conference is hosted by Northern Kentucky University. Students will tour the campus, stay in the residence halls and even eat buffet style at Norse Commons. All will attend skills building workshops such as emotional intelligence and diversity, goal achieving, and communication; attend field trips; as well as hear from top leaders such as Tony Parrott, Director, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District. Attendees will also have nightly mixers such as pool parties and game nights for students to meet new friends and relax. Students will explore Muhammad Ali’s life, as well as reflect upon their individual values, inner strength, character, and what makes them the greatest student. athlete, and citizen they can be.


View a sample of the agenda.


Further Details, Contact:
Jaliah Oglesby, Program Director
Illuminate Leadership Institute

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Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099 United States
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