As part of the G Town Promise, the Youth Leadership Forum provides young people throughout the Northern Colorado region with an opportunity to develop personal leadership skills through relevant messages from nationally acclaimed speakers. Over 500 students have already attended this popular event!
The 2017 Youth Leadership Forum will feature the incredible story and leadership message of Timothy Alexander and the highly popular and powerful lessons from the Kinetic Affect team. More information on registration will be coming soon!
Timothy Alexander is an Emmy Award winner for his inspirational story for “Ever Faithful – The Resurrection of UAB Football”. Timothy has overcome great adversity and is here today to share his inspiring story. His drive to succeed in all aspects of life is a reminder that life is valuable and to cherish each and every moment. On October 28, 2006 Timothy was involved in a serious car accident on his way to the Magic City Classic with two friends and his friend’s young nephew.
After his friend fell asleep behind the wheel on the highway, the car smashed into a telephone pole. Timothy punched out the window and was able to save the baby’s life. Within minutes, the car rolled down the hill leaving Timothy paralyzed from the neck down. The doctor said that he would never walk again. Before the accident, Timothy was one of the top tight ends in the state of Alabama and played for Erwin High School. Timothy is a winner because he has never given up. He now sets out to share that winning mentality with students and showing them the ability to “never give up”.
Kinetic Affect is a dynamic spoken word duo based in Kalamazoo composed of two very different men; Kirk Latimer, a survivor of his own destructive past, and Gabriel Giron, a survivor of cancer, combine their voices to give life to their difficult past experiences. Together they are able to show audiences the common humanity we all share.
Having been featured on the hit show America’s Got Talent and at the Apollo in NYC, Kinetic Affect combines entertainment with deeply moving and emotional personal struggles and triumphs. Kirk and Gabriel’s deep desire to connect with community and support the education of the “vulnerable” lead them to co-found a non-profit organization, Speak It Forward Inc., dedicated to using the spoken word to help break down barriers and encourage people and organizations to find strength in their vulnerabilities.
The 2017 Youth Leadership Forum is brought to you through the generous support of State Farm Insurance and the State Farm Good Neighbor Grant! Thanks to Tamara Pachl and State Farm for your amazing support! Because of the generosity of State Farm, there is no cost for event registration.
For more information and to sign-up for the forum contact:
Bob Billings, 970-348-6265
Director of Student Support & Services, Greeley-Evans School District 6