Forum Explores Powerful Positive Impact of Mentors on At-Risk Youth
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is excited to announce Dabo Swinney as the keynote speaker for the 2017 At-Risk Youth National FORUM! Scheduled for February 19-22, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC, the conference theme is All In for At-Risk Youth: Connections That Build Resilience and Success. Coach Swinney will be joined by Ms. Tara Brown, award-winning educator, author and speaker; best-selling author and principal, Baruti Kafele; and Coastal Carolina Head Coach, Gary Gilmore. These keynote speakers, along with over 75 breakout sessions, will focus on the opportunities that coaches, after-school workers, club sponsors, and everyone else who works with children and youth have to build powerful connections and positively impact the lives of young people.
Additional FORUM events include pre-FORUM workshops, networking opportunities, an athletic coaches’ luncheon, and the opportunity to obtain professional development CEUs. Attendance at the 2017 At-Risk Youth National FORUM is expected to exceed last year’s attendance so early registration is encouraged.