teenleadershipconference-bevelAt the Teen Leadership Conference, your child will be challenged to think hard about their faith and how it applies to the modern predicament. Students ages 13 and above are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues — and who need answers that match the real world. Students will learn about modern day issues including politics, science, and worldviews! Also, students learn about economic issues and entrepreneurship. Parents are always welcome to attend, too. The Teen Leadership Conference is unlike any other!

Date, Time, Location:
  • Friday & Saturday, July 28-29, 2017
  • 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Cobb Galleria Centre
Cost Per Adult:
  • $15 Online / $25 at the door

Teen Leadership Conference Speakers:

daphnenicelyDaphne Nicely

Daphne and her husband Dean have four adult children and one grandson. Not only did Daphne own and operate a thriving daycare and afterschool childcare service in California, but each of their children have experienced a variety of educational options (including but not limited to public schools, charter schools, and preparatory academies). Their youngest child, DeidreHannah, is a homeschooled honor student who graduated in 2013. Daphne has served in various leadership capacities at One Heart Church such as: Assistant to the Children’s Minister, Childcare Provider, Student Ministry Chaperone, Missions Lead Team Committee member and as a member of OHC Praise, amongst others. She’s committed to seeing hearts, minds, and lives transformed by God through the power of the Holy Spirit for “life” and the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2007, Daphne left over 20 years of corporate America for full-time missions and ministry service, Daphne was called to volunteer and shortly thereafter serve on staff at APRC in the spring of 2007. Daphne’s passionate about the sanctity of all human life, sexual risk avoidance, abortion recovery, and serving at risk and underserved people groups, especially young people and children. Not limited to local missions, she also serves internationally in Romania, which she now considers home. Making 11 trips of differing lengths over the past 10 years, the Lord united her two passions as Romania has a generation of marginalized orphans and the second highest abortion rate in the world. A certified Zumba® Instructor since 2007, Daphne enjoys birding, going for walks, and reading fantasy books aloud with DeidreHannah. Daphne was recognized by Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine as a 2015 Superwoman for her service and contributions to the community.


Jordan Crenshaw

Jordan serves as Assistant Director of Admission at Birmingham-Southern College. A home school graduate, she’s passionate about sharing insights from her college search experience and insider information from her role in Admissions.

 


Dwayne Walker

Dwayne is self-taught artist and entrepreneur with a huge passion for creativity. Dwayne was homeschooled as a child, and throughout middle and high school he went on to win highly competitive art competitions locally, statewide and nationally. By 17 years old, he was proficiently self-taught in graphite, charcoal, and pastel drawing, oil and acrylic painting, and graphic design. Art taught him how to facilitate the details of his own ideas, how to effectively communicate his ideas to others and how to think critically about how he see the world around him. At 21 years old, in 2015 he launched a business with two of his closest friends called Sparketh an online learning platform that equips students with unrestricted access to a library of high-quality online video art courses. Sparketh has already received an award from Metro Atlanta and Atlanta Business Chronicle as “2015 Start Up To Watch”. Dwayne enjoys waking up everyday knowing that he is helping young aspiring artist become a master at the craft.


Joanne Mastronicola

Joanne Mastronicola homeschooled her three children for 18 years. All three children successfully entered college with the benefit of several scholarships. In addition, Joanne has worked with Eunice Christian School in Jacksonville overseeing high school transcripts and she teaches classes frequently on homeschooling your high school student. She is the author of the book Piecing Together the High School Puzzle – a very detailed book on homeschooling your high school student.


Grace Dyson

Grace Dyson

Grace Dyson is the founder of Life Design Careers (LDC), Inc. LDC is a career development company committed to helping people uncover and move with intention toward desired career goals. Grace works with all ages, however, she has a special focus on high school and college students. She is a Career Direct Consultant and a career speaker, author and trainer for colleges, youth groups and other events. Grace began her career at Turner Broadcasting & Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta, as a Video Journalist (VJ). VJ’s ran camera and performed other studio production functions for the network’s live news and sports programs. During CNN’s most memorable news events, Grace held several technical operations, editorial and leadership positions including Director, CNN Editorial Operations with responsibility for the main CNN newsroom. Transitioning to CNN Director of Training, she established CNN’s first technology training department. As Director in Turner’s Business Excellence division, Grace was responsible for various performance excellence, leadership, and workforce development programs for the technology groups.While in these roles, Grace creatively cultivated a passion for helping individuals discover and move toward their work and career goals. Grace has a BA in Broadcast Production from Howard University and an MBA from Georgia State University. She holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is also certified in Career Management Coaching from the Career Coach Academy and Human Resources-Organizational Development from the University of Georgia.


Jason Riddle

Jason Riddle is the Director of Programs and Alumni Relations at the Foundation for Economic Education. In addition to leading FEE’s in-person seminars, he is the creator of FEE’s Economics of Entrepreneurship course and FEE’s Economics in One Day workshop. Prior to joining FEE, Jason spent over eight years as a management consultant working with a variety of public and private organizations to enhance their business performance through improved risk management, operational effectiveness, and control around internal and external reporting. Jason graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in International Business and a concentration in Finance. Jason is an avid reader, enjoys traveling the world, and takes any opportunity he can to fumble around on his guitar. He is most passionate about advancing the ideas that serve as the necessary foundation for human flourishing.


Teen Leadership Conference Session Titles & Times:


Friday – July 28, 2017 – 10 AM to 3 PM


10:00 AM
Showing Off! You Are More Than Just Your Grades
Happy guys and girls expressing happinessJoanne Mastronicola

High school is not all textbooks and classrooms. Your education is much broader than that! Come learn how to take all that extracurricular ‘stuff’ and put it into an impressive resume for whatever’s next in your life – college, work, ministry, etc. Also, what if I’m not doing anything? What steps do I need to be taking now to add to my academic education and build an impressive resume.

11:00 AM
Don’t touch the “but”!
Daphne Nicely

Since before The Fall, people have been tempted to touch the “but”. Every choice has consequences – some good and some bad. Let’s take a look at how to make good choices!

12:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM
How to Apply for Internships, Apprenticeships, and Job Shadowing
Grace Dyson

This session will show students how to get career related learning opportunities in order to experience what their dream profession could look like in the future.  Whether it’s a one day job shadow or a two month apprenticeship, the goal is to gain real life insight from professionals and make better career decisions. Here are some of the topics we will cover:  Researching careers online, Informational Interviews, Job Shadowing, Internships, and Apprenticeships.

2:00 PM
The Many Aspects of Student Leadership
Jordan Crenshaw
Now that you’re headed to college, have you considered how to thrive once you’re there? How do you make the most of the time and investment you and your parents have made? How do you build more than just a transcript? In The Many Aspects of Student Leadership we will discuss how to get involved on campus, how to impact your campus community, and how being a Leader can look different for different people.


Saturday – July 29, 2017 – 10 AM to 3 PM


thumbhighschool

10:00 AM
Trade & Negotiations: How to Win!
Jason Riddle

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Staff will provide an overview of the art of negotiation and skills necessary to be able to get what you want in this positive sum game. Get ready for action as we will put your new found understanding of trade as being a win-win for everybody!

11:00 AM
And the Winner is…You! Multiple Ways to Pay for College
Joanne Mastronicola

You know that you want to go to college, but you’re not sure how to pay for it. Come prepared to take notes as we talk through how to go about applying for scholarships from both local and nationwide sources. In fact, I’ll show you LOTS of available scholarships out there. We’ll also walk through the Financial Aid process for both FAFSA and Georgia based programs. We’ll also discuss how to go about talking with your college application officer to negotiate that posted tuition rate down.

12:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM
Can You Keep a Secret?
Daphne Nicely

Are you a Sounding Board, the Keeper of the Secrets, or someone’s confidante? Do people think you’re a good listener or come to you for advice? What do you do and how do you process what you’ve been told? Let’s talk about what secrets not to keep and who should you tell.

2:00 PM
Identifying and improving your passion!
Dwayne Walker
Join the creative professional Dwayne Walker as he unveils tips and tricks that helped him identify and perfect his artistic passion. Learn how he went from tracing pictures in a coloring book to working with celebrities and large companies before he was 18 years old. You will leave this session inspired with a clear direction of following your heart! Come ready to share your passion/talent with everyone.

0

Your Cart