10th Annual

c5 YLS logo with CFA

Saturday, September 21, 2019


Thank you to our speakers, volunteers, college and community service representatives, and to all of our C5 kids who brought their enthusiasm and inquisitive minds to create a great day of learning, leadership, and fun!

The C5 Youth Leadership Summit is for all classes of C5 students.  The program includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a college and service fair.  The program focuses on the core curriculum of C5: college and career, community action, leadership and social awareness.   The Summit provides an opportunity for C5ers to interact with members of the other classes and participate in workshops and sessions to further equip them to impact their schools and communities.

This year's program is open to non-C5 students who wish to improve their leadership skills.

Keynote Speaker: Cree Davis


MEET CREE - actress, model, vocalist, dancer, philanthropist

In the crowded world of entertainment, Cree Davis stands out as a contemporary “triple threat.” She is a versatile actress, a talented singer, and an agile dancer who has been sharpening her skills since she was a little girl growing up in Alabama.

Cree was born into a musically talented family. Her mother and father started their own R&B Soul band called “The Escapes.” At the age of five, Cree became the eager student of her mother, who owned and operated Psalmody School of Arts and Music, a performance arts school in Dothan, Alabama. Early in life Cree faced tragedy, forcing her mother to continue life as a single mother. The strength, tenacity, and resilience that her mother displayed was a seed planted in the heart of this young girl. Over the years that seed, nourished by a powerful sense of positivity and optimism, took root and now is the foundation of the performer who recently made her television mini-series debut in Jesse Collin’s and BET Network’s THE BOBBY BROWN STORY that premiered in 2018.