Kansas YP Summit
Fort Scott is proud to host the Kansas YP Summit 2020!
This summit is an annual drive-in day conference for any young professionals in Kansas interested in making their community a better place for young people to live, work and play. Attendees have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, network with other young professionals and discover ways to get involved in their communities. The 2020 Summit will be the 11th annual summit, and marks the first time the event will be held in Fort Scott!
The summit will have an estimated economic impact of $51,931 on the local economy.
Kansas YP Summit Keynote Speaker – Megan Felt
Program Director, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
Megan Felt was a student in Norman Conard’s class, and is one of the founders of the Life in a Jar project that began in 1999, which discovered Irena Sendler. Megan was named a National Coca-Cola All-American Scholar for her community service. She was also selected to the 2nd team USA Today All-American Academic Team for 2003. She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Megan is currently earning her Masters in Educational Leadership. About the development of the Life in a Jar project Megan says, “During my freshman year in high school, we discovered the story of an amazing woman named Irena Sendler, and our research began. We thought the Irena Sendler Project would end after the National History Day competition, but to our surprise, the project had taken a life of its own. The first time I met Irena, I was amazed by her wisdom and grace. Her courage and love can tear down any barrier. She has challenged us to continue her story and inspire others. This is a tremendous task we will all try to achieve for the rest of our lives.” As Program Director, Megan works with teachers and students all over the world developing projects.