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Thank you for completing the online registration for the 2017 West Virginia GEAR UP Student Leadership Academy. We are excited to share this experience with you and your students! ABOUT THE SPEAKER, Molly Kennedy: Molly is a nationally sought after Youth Motivational and Resilience Speaker. She has dedicated the past 18 years to empowering today’s youth to be resilient and take charge of their future. Molly grew up in a dysfunctional family with addiction, divorce, abuse, neglect, abandonment, suffered from an eating disorder, was suicidal and a run away at 15 years old. Molly ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to resiliency, grit and perseverance. She turned her pain into a purpose and achieved many life goals including: a Master’s Degree, author, Ironman Triathlete (140.6 miles), multiple marathon finishes, bodybuilding champion, successful female youth motivational speaker, jumped out of an airplane and walked across fire. Molly’s message empowers teens to overcome their obstacles, be successful and thrive! Teens and educators love her 100% clean humor and ability to truly connect with her audience. Students often say, “Molly inspired me to change how I think about my life.”

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The Clay Center for Arts and Sciences

1 Clay Square

Charleston, West Virginia 25301

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Thank you for completing the online registration for the 2017 West Virginia GEAR UP Student Leadership Academy. We are excited to share this experience with you and your students! ABOUT THE SPEAKER, Molly Kennedy: Molly is a nationally sought after Youth Motivational and Resilience Speaker. She has dedicated the past 18 years to empowering today’s youth to be resilient and take charge of their future. Molly grew up in a dysfunctional family with addiction, divorce, abuse, neglect, abandonment, suffered from an eating disorder, was suicidal and a run away at 15 years old. Molly ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to resiliency, grit and perseverance. She turned her pain into a purpose and achieved many life goals including: a Master’s Degree, author, Ironman Triathlete (140.6 miles), multiple marathon finishes, bodybuilding champion, successful female youth motivational speaker, jumped out of an airplane and walked across fire. Molly’s message empowers teens to overcome their obstacles, be successful and thrive! Teens and educators love her 100% clean humor and ability to truly connect with her audience. Students often say, “Molly inspired me to change how I think about my life.”
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2017 STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

West Virginia GEAR UP will host its annual Student Leadership Academy on October 11, 2017. The 2017 Student Leadership Academy will take place in the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV. This year's Student Leadership Academy will host more than 1,400 GEAR UP high school freshmen from across 10 GEAR UP counties. Molly Kennedy, youth resilence speaker, author, and ironman triathelete, will serve as this year's keynote speaker. She will help students "create your champion within!"

The 2017 West Virginia GEAR UP Student Leadership Academy will begin promptly at 9:50 am and conclude at 12:30 pm with each student and chaperone receiving a “to-go” boxed lunch.

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The Clay Center for Arts and Sciences

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Charleston, West Virginia 25301

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