levelUP is a summer youth conference presented annually since 2016 in partnership with 10-20 community organizations. Components of the conference include guest speakers, workshops, small-group experiences, a College Fair, and Resource Fair. 

Goals of the program include:

  • To educate students about the amazing diversity of leadership opportunities in our region and the skills they need to pursue those opportunities; and
  • To provide them with connections to organizations with volunteer and community service activities that they might pursue to gain valuable experience

Sign up for 2024’s Conference:

LevelUP Youth Leadership Conference: Building a Just and Sustainable Future 

This free conference aims to empower youth aged 12-18 by providing them with valuable inspiration and tools to contribute to climate justice and sustainability efforts. Featuring inspiring speakers, enriching workshops, and a resource fair featuring organizations making a positive impact on young minds and our planet. For teens only. Lunch included.

Register at:  https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D173772156

Tuesday, July 16 • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. • Jefferson Branch Library 


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Archive of programs:


Video summary of virtual levelUP Youth Conference 2020