Empowering the next generation at University workshops
The event, for teens aged 13 and over as well as their parents, is entitled 'The Generation', and will run from 10am to 4.45pm on Saturday 17 November at the University's Broadcasting Place at the City Campus.
Drama, poetry and performance will be included in the day of workshops which is being held in conjunction with the annual Leeds Black Achievers Wings Awards.
Yvette Smalle, Leeds Met's senior lecturer in Youth Work and Community Development Programme, said: "The conference will be a brilliant opportunity for young people to explore and discuss the issues that affect them ranging from school and college to university and employment.
"The day will be split into two sessions. In the morning there will be guest speakers, poetry and drama, while in the afternoon there will be two workshops - one for adults and one for the young people.
"The parents' workshop will explore issues such as supporting their children through school, understanding the education system and the options that are open to them. In the young people's workshop as well as talking about education choices and opportunities there will be discussion about additional pathways available to them such as apprenticeships."
Other organisations involved in the event include Leeds Community Foundation, Leeds Inspired, the Black Health Initiative and Leeds REACH.
Following the workshops, the Leeds Black Achievers Wings Awards will be presented to inspirational people from within the city's community.