The International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) is one of Omega Psi Phi’s Flagship youth events that always “kick-off” the Grand Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
The International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) which targets High School African-American and other minority young men ages 14-18, from across the globe will be held Virtually in July 2020.
The capacity for the International Youth Leadership Conference is usually 125 young men. This year because of the virtual opportunity the number in attendance capacity may double or triple.
Omega Men (IYLC Team) from various regions of the United States and across the globe will facilitate the free workshops. Past workshops include and were not limited to; self-esteem enhancement, goal setting and academic success, health and wellness, Manhood 101, financial literacy, social and personal responsibility, civic engagement, family unity, Black history, and conflict resolution. For the purpose of the virtual platform, three workshops from the aforementioned will be presented. Subject Matter experts from industries ranging from Agriculture to Zoology (A-Z) will facilitate the workshops.
The following is a list of all of the Youth Leadership Conferences held to date.
1988 – Dallas, Texas (Hotel)
1990 - Detroit, Michigan (Housed in hotel – YLC on the campus of Wayne State University)
1992 – Atlanta, Georgia (Hotel)
1994 – Cleveland, Ohio (Case Western Reserve University)
1996 – Los Angeles, California (University of Southern California)
1998 – New Orleans, Louisiana (Dillard University)
2000 – Indianapolis, Indiana (University of Indianapolis)
2002 – Charlotte, North Carolina (Johnson C. Smith College)
2004 – Saint Louis, Missouri (Washington University)
*2005 – Atlanta, Georgia (Morris Brown College)
2006 – Little Rock, Arkansas (Baptist College)
2008 – Birmingham, Alabama (Miles College)
2010 – Raleigh, North Carolina (St. Augustine University)
2012 – Minnesota, Minneapolis (University of Minnesota)
**2013 – Kansas City, Missouri (Boys and Girls Club)
2014 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (LaSalle University)
** 2015 - Jacksonville, Florida (Edward Waters College)
2016 – Las Vegas, Nevada (University Nevada Las Vegas)
**2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio (University of Cincinnati)
2018 – New Orleans, Louisiana (Xavier University)
*The first time held in conjunction with the Fraternity’s Leadership Conference
** Leadership Conferences