Annual Community Breakfast Event

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Lansing Center

333 East Michigan Avenue

Lansing, MI 48933

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The Annual Community Breakfast Event is FREE and open to the public.

Keynote Speaker: Derek Clark

Derek Clark—is a motivational speaker, inspirational author, and rapping dad. Derek shares his motivational message of courage, hope and perseverance to help others find the strength to never give up.

As a child in foster care he was “labeled and misdiagnosed” in almost every psychological evaluation in existence. As a helpless child, Derek was nearly institutionalized due to severe erratic behavioral problems and violent tendencies. Having suffered brutal child abuse and abandonment, Derek was prone to severe anxiety, distress and lashing out in anger. At 6 years old, Derek was diagnosed as mentally handicapped among other labels. Experts said he had an IQ of two-and-a-half-year-old, suffered erratic psychosis, and withdrawn from reality, as he developed, it became clear to his wonderful foster parents that this diagnosis was without merit.

In his presentations, Derek reveals how he overcame his adversities and triumphed in his personal life. He takes you down the road of lessons he learned of hate, anger, resentment, mistrust of adults, violent tendencies, rejection, lack of love, child abuse, and the memories that have haunted his life.

Derek Clark’s inspirational keynotes are based on true-life trials and triumphs, and have inspired thousands of people to have the mental strength to overcome adversity and fear.

Derek believes he has successfully thrived as a leader in life because of his painful past, compassion for others, and living a “No Excuse Life.” He has turned his situation from pitiful to powerful.

Derek is the author of six inspirational books titled, “Never Limit Your Life” and the critically acclaimed, “I Will Never Give Up” book series which details his experiences and mental tools that he used to beat the odds while growing up in the foster care system. For more information about Derek, please visit http://www.iwillnevergiveup.com

Event Highlights

  • Presentation of Community Mental Health 2016 Report to the Community

  • Community Service Awards

  • Exhibits

  • Derek Clark, Best Seller "I Will Never Give Up” will be on sale for $19.95 and his book “Never Limit Your Life!” available for $16.00. Derek will be personally signing books for a limited time after the program.

  • Free Parking

  • Sign Language interpreter provided

3 WAYS TO REGISTER:

1). Eventbrite: https://cmhaceicommunitybreakfast.eventbrite.com

2). Email: echols@ceicmh.org

3). Call: Aleshia at 517-346-8238

What are my parking options?

Parking attendants will be present at the parking lots behind the Lansing Center on City Market Drive. When entering the Lansing Center lots, guests should inform the "attendant" that they are attending the "CMH" event.

Overflow parking will also be available at the North Grand ramp (across from the Radisson Hotel,) and validation coupons will be available at the registration check-in center outside the ballroom.

Note: Only those guests parking at the North Grand ramp will require a validation coupon. Validation coupons will be available at the registration check-in center prior to and following the event. Please note, only one coupon will be issued per guest.

Thank you.

Have additional questions for the organizer? For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Aleshia Echols at (517) 346-8238 or via email at echols@ceicmh.org

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