The learning objectives for this session were:
1. Participants will gain knowledge of how to better engage and interact with youth to maximize visibility of preservation efforts. They will learn that students can greatly broaden the demographic and audience of those involved in local preservation activities.
2. Participants will gain knowledge on the fundamentals of working with youth and how to organize and produce a Youth Summit. They will get specific case study information on how to promote engagement with a young and diverse group through the Youth Summit model to expand the cultural association of recognized historic properties.
3. Participants will learn how the unfiltered opinions of students bring new energy, ideas and perspectives to managers and stewards of historic properties providing new ways to identify, share and ultimately better protect historic places associated with diverse cultures.
4. Participants will be energized by the enthusiasm and new ideas that youth can bring to community preservation efforts. They will leave with a better understanding of how youth can break barriers to understanding, interpreting and broadening appreciation for historic properties.