Young, Gifted, & Black (YGB) is designed to engage African American high school students interested in the University of Washington. The purpose of this conference is to promote positive self-esteem, social consciousness, and cultural awareness, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of higher education. The workshops and interactions with current African American UW students, staff, and the community will provide both the resources and role models to help students make a commitment to pursue higher education. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the UW and discover all the possibilities awaiting.
Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.
Parent/Guardian Permission Form
Students are required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in the conference. You will be emailed a permission slip via DocuSign several days before the conference. As soon as you receive it, please have your parent/guardian digitally submit the form.
Due to space capacity and specific programming, advanced registration is required, and this event is for students only (no additional guests).
Schools/community organizations: All students will need to be registered in advance individually or by teachers/chaperones. Bringing a bus or a group of students? Email Sylvie Shiosaki, Assistant Director of MOR, at firstname.lastname@example.org for chaperone information.