Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Young, Gifted & Black

YGB Photobooth


Young, Gifted, & Black (YGB) is designed to engage African American high school students interested in the University of Washington. The purpose of this conference is to promote positive self-esteem, social consciousness, and cultural awareness, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of higher education. The workshops and interactions with current African American UW students, staff, and the community will provide both the resources and role models to help students make a commitment to pursue higher education. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the UW and discover all the possibilities awaiting.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

Event Date & Location

Saturday, February 12, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PACCAR Hall 192

Target Group

African American high school students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.

Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Students are required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in the conference. You will be emailed a permission slip via DocuSign several days before the conference. As soon as you receive it, please have your parent/guardian digitally submit the form.


To attend an in-person conference, students must register below.

All individuals are required to wear a mask or approved face covering indoors and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours to participate in the in-person conference. For more detailed information on COVID-19 guidelines, please visit UW EH&S.

  • The following are included as acceptable proof of vaccination:
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the card;
    • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record;
    • State immunization information system record; or
    • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.
  • Proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours of the event is included as an alternative means of access to the event.

Please note we will not keep a copy of your vaccination status for our records.




Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Schmitz Hall
Suite 375
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 206.221.6463



The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance of the conference at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (Fax), or (email).