On Saturday there was a variety of events happening in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

But at the West Broad YMCA on May Street in Savannah, young people were learning how to be the change they want to see–as community leaders from Atlanta-to-Savannah gathered for the Be The Change Youth Summit.

The event  catered to youth between the ages of 11 and 16 and included interactive discussions, workshops and entertainment.

The young adults who spoke to News 3 said they used today’s summit as an outlet to figure out how they can help make their communities better.

“It could make us start something different, against all the violence…so maybe they can go home and want to start something different, something positive for the community,” said Shanice Hall, one of the summit participants.

“I want the young people to feel inspired, I want them to leave here feeling like they got something, not people just talking at them or talking to them– that they could take way and apply to their life,” said John Voner,

Dozens of kids came out to the summit on Saturday, and because of the good turnout, the organizer is hoping to host events like this more often.

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