Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Student Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom, Wayne State University Campus
ATTENTION SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOLS
The Giant Step Teen Conference brings teenagers together from diverse backgrounds to discover the important issues they have in common. Last year, 266 teens from 46 different schools met at the annual conference to improve attitudes, open minds and embrace differences. Public, private, charter and parochial schools – even home schools – from districts across southeast Michigan sent students to Giant Step. Black, White, Asian, Arabic and Hispanic students entered as strangers but left as friends. Our trained facilitators and 28 years of working with teens help us bridge the gaps between students to promote inclusion, harmony and acceptance.
Keynote Ronnie Bachman will inspire students with his life story. Born with badly deformed legs that were amputated at age 4, Ronnie’s message is uplifting and enlightening. He has talked to hundreds of teen groups throughout Michigan and the country. After Ronnie’s talk, students join tables of eight for topical discussions led by trained adult and student facilitators. Does Giant Step make a difference? You bet it does. Read our registration materials to see last year’s research on attitude change.
If you would like your school to send students to Giant Step, click here to download our brochure and registration materials. The first 50 schools to register students by October 10 receive a pass for free parking ($6.00 value) at the conference. Email Conference Coordinator Trudy Shiemke at email@example.com or call her at 313-664-2527 with questions.
We need wise and caring adults to facilitate our small group discussions at the conference. Facilitators receive special training on the morning of October 23 and are invited to the Giant Step Community Luncheon immediately following (discount tickets available for college students). Our luncheon speaker is the CEO of Henry Ford Health Systems, Ms. Nancy Schlichting.
To learn more about becoming a facilitator, call LeShone Hall at 313-574-1960 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.