Under our previous name, The Millennial Leader Alliance, our network has hosted a number of concerts, conferences, and events for the empowerment of young people. The Activate Conference will be the first conference that our network will host under our new name and brand. The Activate Conference was born from the desire of the team at CGN to help young people embrace their natural and spiritual gifts and to walk boldly and unashamedly in such.  The Activate Conference is a conference for young creative’s; to help nurture their creativity, to learn how to positively influence peers, to give attendees a platform to display their gifts and talents, and to provide attendees with tools to expand their goals, educational endeavors, and career opportunities.


The conference will house life-changing seminars featuring speakers and industrial pioneers from industries such as media, film, music, dance, and ministry as they collectively work to empower the next generation of leaders and creative’s. Not only will our seminars give tools for the spiritual, educational, and work growth and development of attendees, but we will also help to empower them mentally, emotionally and relationally.


The overall purpose of this conference is to help activate the dreams, goals, and visions of young people and even older people, by giving them the necessary tools to accomplish such. 

Conference Speakers


CJ Gidron - Pastor, Actor, Orator, and Activist

Elijah Griggs - Evangelist, Youth Strategists, and Advocate

Unique Lashea - 19-year-old Mompreneur and Actress

Chris Williams - Entrepreneur, Speaker and

ATL’s Youngest Subway Franchise Owner


Sir Cruse - Social Media Influencer

LaShawn Gidron - Entrepreneur and Social Media Influencer

Gracelyn Sorrell - Purity Coach

$35.00 includes...


  • Admission to night services and conference seminars
  • Conference gift.


$50.00 includes..


  • Admission to night services and conference seminars
  • Entry fee for the talent show
  • Conference gift.


$85.00 includes...


  • Admission to night services and conference seminars
  • Entry fee for the talent show
  • Ticket to the academic luncheon
  • Conference gift.


9333 S. Cicero Avenue | Oak Lawn, IL 60453

​We are a is a young adult group that is looking to advise, relate to, promote, and to educate young people of all age groups; Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, and Young Adults. CGN’s message is to empower young people in this world to keep God as their first priority, to maintain their personal morals and values, to positively influence peers, and to invest in their purpose, dreams, and goals.  The CGN helps to promote the idea of initiative by encouraging young people to pursue their purpose and goals regardless of social, racial, political, religious, ethnic, gender, or sexual boundaries that may stand against them.


The CGN helps to promote the importance of education and social and political involvement. The CGN believes that is not our job to judge or to misuse our brothers and sisters regardless of their background, but it is our duty to love them and to make them feel involved. The CGN is concerned with ensuring that all people are represented in our leadership team and staff and that our programs are catered to people from all walks of life.

Our Founder & President


Hello, I am CJ Gidron. I am a 17-year-old Co-Pastor, National Evangelist, Orator, Activist, and Actor. I am truly grateful that you have taken the time to visit the official Chosen Generation Network and Activate Conference website. I have no doubt that you are one of many young people that has a desire to grow, develop, and enhance your generation and generations to come. I want to take this opportunity to extend the hand of brotherhood and welcome you to join forces with the CGN Team and Activate Conference as we work to bring tools, resources, and new opportunities to young people to help aid and support them in their God-given gifts, career endeavors, and educational pursuits. Let’s work together to build faith, restore oneness, and to empower one another. Much love to you all and God bless.

Our Co-Founder & Vice President


Hi Chosen Generation Network Family, I’m Ariana Harrison, the Co-Founder and Vice President of Chosen Generation Network (CGN). I’m from Chicago, IL. I’m the oldest of 7; I have the priority of being a leader. My mission is to empower my generation including the one after me to discover and walk into their purpose. It is my goal and duty to enhance this generation, to not only become leaders of this world but to walk in faith while doing so. I’ve had the opportunity to grow a relationship and work with my President and Founder CJ Gidron, for the past 4 years. We’ve had the same ideas in creating opportunities for our youth and young adults while helping them through their faith walk. It is important to me, that our youth creates a relationship with God in order to attain their purpose. With that goal in mind, it is my mission to complete it. Let’s work together to enhance each other. 

The Chosen

 Generation Network (CGN)

Registration Fees

Events taking place during the Activate Conference include a talent show, two 1 hour of power services,

two worship experiences, 7 life empowerment seminars, and an academic recognition banquet.