15th Annual Youth Leadership Summit

Character Education Matters in the School and the Workplace:
Your Career Starts Now
Keynote: “Citizen Leader: Become the North Star of Your School”

The Sage Colleges Esteves School of Education, Troy Campus
65 First Street, Troy NY
Thursday, December 8th from 9:00am-2:30pm

This year our Youth Summit will feature Clifton Taulbert internationally acclaimed character development speaker, entrepreneur, businessman, and Pulitzer Prized nominated author (Last Train North). He has written thirteen books for children and adults, including Little Cliff and the Porch People and Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Taulbert received an invitation to address the Supreme Court from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He has addressed  audiences at all levels of life from fortune five-hundred companies to  K-12 classrooms around the world, from China to the Mississippi Delta. Taulbert has served as a presenter at Harvard University and the Virginia School of Business.

Clifton Taulbert

One of Clifton Taulbert’s main messages is that “The Impossible is Possible” because growing up in the  Mississippi Delta, young Clifton did not always have a positive outlook that there was a life beyond the fields. Taking a job at Uncle Cleve’s ice house in his youth taught him about responsibility and in life as well as what it meant to represent not only himself, but others. His employment taught him to shift his thinking which is one  of the main messages he promotes to his audiences.

"When We Were Colored"

At the Youth Summit, Clifton will explain his belief that in order to promote positive character changes in our youth, they have to change their perspective and look at the world through a different lens. This will lead to the attendees thinking more skillfully and acting more responsibly.

Additionally lunch and ten exciting workshops will be offered throughout the day. Registration for the Youth Summit will be $375.00). A team of junior and/or senior high school students can consist of a maximum of 10 which can include parents as well as staff.

The eleven exciting workshops include:
Social/Emotion Learning And Life Success
Positive Psychology: Happy People Are More Productive People
How Character Traits Improve Teen Driving
Women Breaking the Boundaries In The Workplace
The Positive Lifelong Effects of Volunteerism
Could You Be A Future Entrepreneur?
Reducing Stress As A Lifelong Skill
Character Traits Needed For Successful Careers
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Student Activism: Developing a Character Based Action Plan That Will Make a Difference in Your School
Where’s Art Going?: Using The Digital Imaging Revolution To Craft A Bullying Awareness Billboard

Special Presentations:
Citizen Leaders: Become the North Star For Your School
Public Leaders (Assemblyman John McDonald III and County Executive Kathy Jimino)- You Are Our Future Leaders