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Summer Summit

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The Summer Summit is Youth Solutions’ annual statewide professional development conference. This three day-long event sets the tone and approach for the upcoming year, allowing Youth Solutions to highlight priorities, provide training and resources, and celebrate the accomplishments of our network. The Summer Summit allows us to get together with our partners and colleagues across the state, building trust and a sense of community, while sharing information needed to better serve youth in Michigan.

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We Belong: The Summer Summit Music Fest

This year's theme was “We Belong: The Summer Summit Music Fest”.  It was a great three days of professional development, team building, continuous learning, and fun!

See Highlights from this Year!

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2023 Award Winners

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An important part of Summer Summit is the awards ceremony where we celebrate outstanding Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) specialists and program accomplishments from around the state. We were excited to announce the award winners and provide the recognition they deserve.

Find out who our 2023 winners are here.

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Panel Discussion

Achieving a Future Beyond Imagination: 

It is crucial that youth understand where and how they belong as they consider their future. This discussion included Stakeholders, youth, and others from our network, and centered around the importance of career education for young adults.

Co- Moderators

 Kim Way
Chief Experience Officer
Michigan Works! Association 
Sonya Blanzy
Deputy Director
Youth Solutions


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Jim Rummer
Director of Career and Technical Education
Char-Em ISD
Jeneen Hatoum
Director, High School Innovation
Michigan College Access Network
Mike Ergang
Plant Manager
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Satanna Warren
JMG/Workforce Development Specialist
Boys & Girls Club of SWMI
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Mani Mesh
JMG Alumnus &
Youth Advisory Council Member

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors & Funders

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