Mission

Powered by college students to empower high school students, Catalyst Conference connects North Carolina’s next generation of catalysts for positive change for a weekend at UNC Chapel Hill to develop leadership skills and awareness on issues impacting our society today.

Our conference serves as a network for participants and UNC college student mentors to meet people from diverse backgrounds; a platform for participants to voice their opinions; and a space for participants to learn about social justice issues and to develop strategies to combat said issues.

Through the facilitation of activities, workshops, and discussions, our goal is for our participants to walk away from Catalyst Conference feeling empowered as activists, leaders, and visionaries. We hope that our transformative conference will inspire them to give back to their communities, as well as challenge them to envision solutions for critical issues beyond the scope of their hometown.