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

In 2017 and 2018, the conference took place at Pasadena Central Library. In 2019, the conference was moved to Pacific Oaks to accommodate a larger audience. In 2020, because of the COIVD-19 Pandemic, the conference was presented virtually. To sign up for news about the upcoming conference, visit:  collaboratepasadena.org/levelup


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Archive of programs:


Video summary of virtual levelUP Youth Conference 2020