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INAUGURAL NATIONAL

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

AFRICAN DIASPORA FAMILY & YOUTH CONFERENCE

Bringing families together to thrive, It Takes Village Conference fosters health and community in the diaspora. Let us come together to celebrate our culture and diversity and ensure our families’ well-being. Together, we thrive! #AfriThrive.

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The Inaugural National conference

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Since 2019, AfriThrive has dedicated itself to improving the health and well-being of African diaspora families through access to culturally relevant food, skills development, and economic opportunity.

In the spirit of the proverb 'It takes a village to raise a child,' we are proud to present the inaugural 'It Takes a Village - African Diaspora Youth Conference.' This inaugural conference is dedicated to diaspora families and their children; focusing on their unique experiences and the communal effort required to nurture their growth and success.

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Dr. Truphena Choti

Founder/CEO
AfriThrive Inc.

WHERE IT WILL BE

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852

WHEN IT WILL BE

July 12 - 13, 2024

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WHY ATTEND IT TAKES A VILLAGE CONFERENCE?

This conference seeks to catalyze change, growth, and development for African diasporan families. Your attendance will be instrumental in making this a reality, and we are offering tangible benefits for it. Join us in making a real difference.

01.

IN PERSON NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Nothing is quite like meeting someone, shaking their hands and getting to know them face to face. Expand your network and don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity!

02.

BOOST YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS

Gain insights from a diverse group of accomplished professionals who are committed to providing you with the guidance and tools you need to thrive in your career.

03.

ATTEND AFRITHRIVE GALA OF EXCELLENCE

The AfriThrive Gala of Excellence and Awards will inspire you and recognize outstanding achievements. Glam up and join us for an unforgettable night!

04.

GET EMPOWERED

Discover strategies to achieve your American dream. Whether you’re navigating through the immigration system, handling paycheck tax issues, or managing shift work, gain the insights you need to succeed.

05.

HEAR FROM TOP SPEAKERS

Get ready to have your mind blown by our lineup of globally acclaimed speakers who are sure to push the boundaries of your thinking, expand your worldview, and ignite your creativity like never before.

06.

MEET POTENTIAL CLIENTS

Our vibrant, dynamic, and proactive professional community can help you gain access to a wealth of  possibilities for growth and success that will extend far beyond the cost of attending this conference!

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Join our highly-anticipated event as a distinguished panel speaker and impart your extensive knowledge and insights to our captive audience. We invite you to submit your noteworthy proposal and become an integral part of the enriching conversation.

JULY 12

FRIDAY

JULY 13

SATURDAY
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Investment Opportunities: Strategies to Create Intergenerational Wealth

From Real Estate to IRA's and beyond. Learn how the American dream can work for you so you have financial freedom.

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IDENTITY AND MENTAL WELL-BEING
Identity and Mental Wellbeing

Practical approaches to nurturing a positive sense of identity and effective strategies for promoting mental well-being in diaspora family structures.

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PARENTING IN 2024
Parenting in 2024: How to Support and Take Charge of Your Child’s Education

The challenges and opportunities in advocating for your child so they go through the education system successfully.

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NAVIGATING IMMIGRATION
Immigration and your Family: How to Navigate the Complex US System

How to manage, navigate and advocate for your family before you’re in jeopardy, and how to get out IF you’re in jeopardy!

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CONFERENCE PRICING

GET YOUR TICKET !

Get ready for an incredible, life-changing experience you won't want to miss! Secure your spot now and join us at the highly anticipated conference of the year. Limited tickets available, so don't wait - get yours today!

EARLY BIRD

$200

Our Early Bird tickets offer you the complete package - including all meals and access to our exclusive GALA! Need childcare? We've got you covered at just $20/day. 

ACT FAST. This deal won't be here long!
$20/day for childcare
Seats booked 64%
Get ahead of the line while SAVING $50!
EXCLUSIVE OFFER!
AFTER APRIL 30

$250

Don't miss out on our incredible event! While the Early Bird might have flown by, our Exclusive Offer ensures you still get to enjoy all the meals and the GALA!

Childcare is available at $20/day. Remember, spaces are limited, so secure your spot today to be part of this life-changing experience.

Includes meals and GALA!
$20/day for childcare
Space is limited. Secure your spot now!
SINGLE DAY ENTRY

$75

It is just $75 for a day of insightful learning and networking! Perfect for those who can't make the entire event. Please note that the GALA ticket is sold separately, and childcare services are available at $20/day. 

GALA Ticket sold separately
$20/day for childcare
$150 for Gala Option
Seat booked 36%
BUY Smart. Get the EARLY BIRD option before April 15!

Sponsorship Packages

Looking to make a bigger impact? We offer a range of sponsorship and special branding opportunities tailored to maximize your visibility and engagement with our audience.

Seed Planter

$5,000+

Start your journey with us by planting a thriving seed!

Logo placement on event materials
Social Mentions
2 Conference Registrations
1 Conference Gala Ticket
Speech Shoutout / Vendor Table
Growth Cultivator

$10,000+

All BRONZE Package benefits plus:

Logo placement on event materials
4 Conference Registrations
2 Conference Gala Tickets
Table for Materials Display
Access to VIP Networking Session
Harvest Leader

$25,000+

All SILVER Package benefits plus:

Logo placement on event materials
6 Conference Registrations
4 Conference Gala Tickets
Dedicated Social Media Posts
Speaking Opportunity at Conference + Vendor Table
Legacy Creator

$30,000 +

All GOLD Package

benefits plus:

Logo Placement on Event Materials + Vendor table
10 Conference Registrations
8 VIP Conference Gala Tickets
Exclusive CEO guided tour of Afrithrive Cultural Farm
VIP table and seating at all conference events
OUR GALLERY

2023 AfriThrive Night of Excellence GALA in Pictures

The 2023 Benefit Gala proved to be an exceptional event, uniting our community towards a common goal of raising funds and recognizing excellence among our youth.

We would like to invite you to join us this year.

Secure Your tickets to attend the Gala Now. 

OUR PARTNERS

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Support the Conference and Join these sponsors who have made a difference in our work at AfriThrive Inc. We are grateful for their support and dedication. We look forward to counting YOU among this notable Thrivers Community!

CONFERENCE BLOG

THE VILLAGE NEWS

Keep updated on conference news and events. Check back often.

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