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Theme: "Be the change."

Auburn , MA, United States
November 15th, 2013

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About this event

Student organizers were inspired by Gandhi's iconic words of wisdom: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Speakers will present on the subject of youth empowerment.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Todd Stewart
    For ten years, Todd Stewart has been the executive director of a non-profit summer program for "at risk" youth from central Massachusetts. He will speak on youth engagement and empowerment.
  • Jeanelle Wheeler
    Jeanelle Wheeler is a graduating senior at Auburn High School where she plays in the marching band as well as on the varsity tennis team. Jeanelle's unique outlooks on education, tolerance, and social justice have led her to great triumphs in her community at a very young age.
  • Brian Kennedy
    Brian Kennedy is the school safety officer for Auburn Public Schools. Mr. Kennedy will speak about the ways in which young people can "be the change" to combat a culture of bullying.
  • Sonja Jasinski
    Sonja Jasinski is a portrait photographer from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ms. Jasinski will speak about youth resiliency.
  • Nicole Garry
    Nicole Garry is a graduating senior at Auburn High School where she is the president of the Student Council and the president of the Invisible Children club. Ms. Garry will speak about the power of film making beyond fame and fortune by stressing the importance of youth activism.

Venue and Details

10 Swanson Road
Auburn , MA, 01501
United States

Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Sarah Connell
Auburn, MA, United States

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Wendy Walsh
AMS Academic Support Staff
Michele Prunier
AMS Art Director
Abigail Randall
Student Art Curator
Coleson Hammond
Student Technology Support Director