By Press Release Submitted to Published Feb 19, 2015 at 12:06 PM

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee will host its second annual Teen Summit, "No Flex Zone," sponsored by Direct Supply, on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28. The goal of the two-day summit is to help strengthen the Milwaukee community by providing local teens with the skills they need to excel as leaders among their peers, within their communities and in planning for their futures. The summit will feature keynote speaker Chad "C-Note" Roper, a Milwaukee-raised, Grammy-nominated vocal producer, songwriter and engineer, and the CEO and Chief Brand Officer of Big Sound Musick.

"As part of the Milwaukee Y’s go-forward strategy, we are adapting our center-focused model to bring our programs into the community rather than requiring community members to come to us," said Julie Tolan, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. "Our partnership with Direct Supply allows us to educate tomorrow’s leaders to reach their full potential, ultimately creating a stronger, healthier Milwaukee."

The summit begins Friday, Feb. 27, with a supervised, social bowling event at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa. On Saturday, participants will take part in a day of networking and leadership workshops on Direct Supply’s campus, including a keynote presentation by Milwaukee-raised "C-Note" Roper.

The summit is open to all Milwaukee-area teens, and the cost is $25, which includes the bowling event on Friday evening and the catered conference on Saturday. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 20.