NEXT Steps Launches "The Power Of Perception" Speaker Series -- Specifically For At-Risk Youth

The Power of Perception Speaker Series is a communication tool designed to help at-risk students understand the challenges that are stacked against them – starting with a shockingly honest discussion about how “society” perceives them.
 
Aug. 23, 2010 - PRLog -- PART I: DEFINING YOUR PASSION, PURPOSE & MISSION IN LIFE
When society uses the term “at-risk” to describe a student, it’s usually code for describing their environment: high rates of poverty (low-income), crime, drugs, blight and other disparities that classify their communities as underserved and underrepresented.  However, when students that live in these communities hear the word “at-risk”, they are most times oblivious that the term applies to them.

The Power of Perception Speaker Series is a communication tool designed to help at-risk students understand the challenges that are stacked against them – starting with a shockingly honest discussion about how “society” perceives them.  Witness the immediate empowerment and transformation of these students as they tap into their passions and define their life’s purpose.  The final result comes in a written mission statement – in their own handwriting – that helps them develop a plan with laser-like focus on how they will  pursue their careers and accomplish their educational goals and entrepreneurial ventures.

PART II: C.I.G.S. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
The  Community Involvement Growth Strategy (C.I.G.S.) social entrepreneur program takes each student’s mission statement and applies it, in real time, to real world situations and environmental issues. With applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and urban agriculture, we teach students how  to analyze and use the resources available to them “in their own backyards” – equipping them with the tools they need to engage in economic and community development activities that directly and positively impact their neighborhoods.

To book NSYEP for your next youth event (Youth Day Activities, School Assemblies, Saturday Workshops, In-School Visits, Keynote Speaker), please contact Dana Jewel Harris, NSYEP Executive Director djharris@nextstepsyep.org | 678.570.0398 for fees and scheduling assistance. “The Power of Perception” Workshop Toolkit is available for purchase for $15.  All NSYEP "Power of Perception" speaking sessions can be customized to fit your program's time, goals and message.  For more info, visit our website at www.nextstepsyep.org.

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NEXT Steps equips at-risk, low-income students with quality economic and community development skills through social entrepreneurism, S.T.E.M.-based investigative research and discovery, and community service within the urban agriculture industry.
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