Pasadena Tournament of Roses to Host #ThisGen2022: A Youth Empowerment Forum on Saturday, April 23 – Registration Now Open


PASADENA, Calif. (March 23, 2022) – Registration is now open! Join us for the highly anticipated #ThisGen2022: A Youth Empowerment Forum on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® event, featuring industry leaders and an inspirational panel discussion, is designed to engage Southern California youth and inspire them to be brave, confident and intentional with the choices that impact their future. The half-day event will be held in Pasadena, outside on the lawn of the iconic Tournament House, home of the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®.

With the success of the first #ThisGen in 2019, #ThisGen2022 will continue to bring together high school and college students from across the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area to discuss a variety of career, networking, and personal development topics. #ThisGen2022 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the free half-day event is now open and available online here!

The annual event will feature a diverse line-up of speakers and will include two panels, a breakout session with lunch, and a keynote address. Speakers scheduled to attend include:

Anedra EdwardsVisual effects editor

marvel studios

Johnathan Franklindirector of social justice and football development

Los Angeles Rams

Brit Johnsonon-air host and producer

Dallas Cowboys

Drew RiosCreator

Rogue & Fox Floral Co.

Kristine RodriguezFounder/CEO

LRG Collective

Jose Zelaya, Senior Character Designer/Visual Development

Walt Disney Television Animation Studios

For full speaker biographies, visit here and follow @Rose_Parade on Instagram for panelist updates.

Enrollment is free, and all Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students are eligible to receive six hours of work-based learning credits toward graduation. The event will allow participants to learn how to break down barriers, overcome obstacles and follow their passions and dreams.

For more information on #ThisGen2022, contact [email protected]


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