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Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center Rising Above! "The Conference"

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SPC - Clearwater Campus

2465 Drew Street

Clearwater, FL 33765

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This FREE Conference will bring community, individuals and organizations together in a safe environment to discuss issues.

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CLEARWATER NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CENTER

RISING ABOVE! “THE INFLUENCES” LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

St. Petersburg College/Clearwater Campus, FL, July 25/26/27 – This 3-day conference will bring together a maximum of 350 youth, 100 adults, 22 different community organizations including City of Clearwater, Clearwater Police, National Alliance On Mental Illness, Florida Children’s System of Care, Morton Plant, Juvenile Welfare Board and St. Petersburg College.

July 25th –Pre Conference- “Visit St. Petersburg College” Day concluding with a theatrical musical performance of “Dinner In Oz” to kick off the conference. This event is open to the public free of charge however, you must register. You will be introduced to all that the college offers from learning to fly a drone, pottery, science exhibits and dramatic and musical performances. A “meet the characters” get together with heavy snacks discussing skills that the youth will learn during the conference.

July 26th has multiple tracks running simultaneously and coming together at lunch for the General Session. This day will conclude with “Above Greatness”, an original event combining Jazz, Spoken Word, Rap and singing of the official “Rising Above!” Rap/Song”, which will debut at this time. Heavy snacks will be provided.

Saturday, the 27th will continue with more youth track sessions and an adult track. The Youth will be in sessions about Hot Topics and the adult sessions will feature topics like finances, working with police as well as an emphasis on “Mental Illness Awareness and Solutions. It will conclude with our Rising Above! TV news program and a “Write A Letter To Myself”activity. Heavy snacks provided.

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