Image Summit

Image Summit REMIX

Brighton Youth Services is sad to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Image Summit. In place of the two-day leadership conference, Brighton Youth Services is excited to offer the Image Summit REMIX. It will be a series of interactive workshops with the opportunities for young people to strengthen their leadership skills and confidence. Students grades 5-12th will get to participate in fun and engaging skill-building workshops on Mondays beginning October 25th and ending on December 20th. 

Workshops will take place at Brighton City Hall from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for high school students and 11:00 a.m. - noon for 5-8th graders. Students are welcome to sign up for as many workshops as they'd like. All workshops are free, but registration is required for participants. Click here to register here.

There is no deadline for registration but spots are limited for each workshop. Light snacks and drinks will be provided for participants.

October 25, 2021

Stickin' with Leadership! 

Youth leaders will dig deep by identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, passions, values and beliefs all while narrowing in on a focus for their leadership endeavors throughout the year. Stickin' with Leadership! inspires youth leaders to build connections and focus on personal growth and development. Participants will walk away from this session feeling energized, excited and ready to take on new challenges that will push them to grow through leadership in their communities.

Missy whiteMissy White

November 1, 2021

Voicing Your Influence 

Your voice needs to be heard- whether you're addressing an audience of 10 or 10,000. In a loud and complicated world, it's challenging to have your voice heard, get your message across, while staying authentic to who you truly are. This interactive session will use improvisation techniques to embody your voice and build influence. You have issues you care about- get comfortable sharing your voice, your message, your passion to make a difference in the world!

rachelducatHilary Blair

November 8, 2021

Creative Collaboration - Sara Heisdorffer & Kate Donelan

Using basic office supplies, students will come together in teams to build towers, bridges and weight bearing structures. By using the Destination Imagination creative process, students will have a hands-on experience that not only teaches basic engineering skills, but also helps students see the power of teamwork. Students who participate will see how their individual skills lead up to a bigger, better, more creative solution when working as a team.

November 15, 2021

Standing Up for Inclusion & Justice 

Through this interactive and thought-provoking workshop and discussion, we'll explore various forms of privilege and how they show up in our daily lives. More importantly, we'll talk about why privilege matters, and how we can make our lives and world more inclusive.

Caleb MunroCaleb Munro

November 22, 2021

Focus, and Move with Purpose 

This is an "on your feet" workshop where students are led through specifically designed exercises that promote concentration  on their partners, ensemble and their surroundings. Whether the group is creating a performance, collaborating on a project, or building a team dynamic, this workshop reveals just how much we can create by "listening".

Tim GrantTim Grant
A native of the D.C. Metro area, and former North Carolina resident, Tim has called Denver, Colorado home for 20 years. He has been working professionally in the Theatre Industry for over 30 years as an actor, director, designer, technician, and teacher. He has been fortunate to have worked with companies such as Roundhouse Theatre, Harlequin Dinner Theatre, Charlotte Shakespeare Company, Charlotte Rep, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Walden Family Playhouse, Nomad Theatre, The Bug Theatre, No Holds Bard, and the Fieldhouse Theatre. This is his seventeenth year at Denver School of the Arts. 

November 29, 2021

Don't Find Your Passion, Develop It 

Many young people are told they are born with an inherent passion just waiting to be revealed. They believe once they correctly identify their passion, they will have an endless source of motivation and easily win success. However, the common adage of "find your passion" can not always be the best advice. Researchers agree passions are not found, they are developed. If you are a young person feeling pressured to identify your life's purpose- then this is the session for you! We will briefly cover the research   around passion and interest development, then dive into strategies to find what you care most about and leverage that to make a real difference.

Lauren Fine HeadshotLauren Fine
Lauren is a Colorado native and the proud mother of a joyful 3-year-old. She most recently worked at the Donnell Kay Foundation and RESCHOOL Colorado and is now an international educational consultant. Prior to this, she was a teacher, teacher trainer, Dean, etc. within the public school systems for over a decade. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Ghana Educational Collaborative. 

December 6, 2021


December 13, 2021

Collabor-Paint - Nadia Ceniceros

As you begin your journey into being a professional, there will be times where you will need to adapt and collaborate with your team. In this interactive session, using various art supplies, you will learn to work with others to complete a task. By being flexible and taking initiative, your team will create collaborative art masterpiece.

December 20, 2021


Image Summit

The Image Summit is a two-day youth leadership conference hosted by the City of Brighton! This conference is open to all youth ages 10-19. The mission of this conference is to build confidence and teach youth how to use their voice to influence policymakers in their communities. This is done through a day of engaging workshops, and talented speakers. On day two elected officials from across the state of Colorado to have roundtable discussions with youth attendees. This conference sells out every year, so make sure to register early! For more information please contact Brighton Youth Services. We are always looking for businesses to partner with! If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact us. Visit the Image Summit website here