Youth Night

Youth Day

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festivals hosts the 2018 youth entrepreneur explosion, “Business Leaders Igniting a New Generation” (BLING) on January 20, 2018. This is a a one-day youth entrepreneur summit and community expo.  Local young entrepreneurs who go above and beyond to inspire, motivate and bring hope to the youth of our community will be featured. Attendees will enjoy great entertainment while learning  about black history and other cultures from around the world.

The summit will feature the Black History Virtual Tour, community youth program vendors, and entertainment, including the Tampa Chapter of the NAACP Youth Council, Hillsborough Community College, spoken word artists, DJ Cotton, a modern show, and African dancers. Prizes and food will be provided for guests.

Mark your calendars for BLING.


See itinerary below:

January 20, 2018

12:00 – 1:00pm: Tampa’s Black History, NAACP Youth Council entertainment and community youth programs.

1:00 – 3:00pm: Fashion show from three of Tampa’s very own designers, and youth entrepreneur speakers (YouTube content creators, motivational speakers, owners of online businesses, inventors, and a stock market trader) who will spark you with knowledge and ideas for the future.

3:00 to 4:00pm: Networking

Lunch will be provided


Youth Day

Event Sponsor


Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States

Where: Robert W. Saunders Library
Date: Wednesday, January 20th
Preshow:  12pm – 1pm
Main Event: 1pm – 4pm
Cost:  Free

Event is designed by youth.

Event Contact Person:               Chairsea Strickland  [email protected]