Sponsored by Mecklenburg County DSS/YFS
University Hilton Charlotte Place
8629 J M Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262
For Foster Care Youth Ages 12-18
TODAY: Using Your Story To Be #FutureStrong
Presenter: Morris Morrison
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
TOMORROW: Taking Authorship Of Your #FutureStory
Morris Morrison's opening keynote will inspire you to use your experiences to fuel your dreams. After his keynote
program, his breakout session will give you the opportunity to go deeper, with the chance to interact with him as he involves audience members in this phenomenal session. This breakout session will focus on key steps that will help you to become the AUTHOR of your #FutureStory, because with the ink pen in your hand, your future story will be transformed, forever.
Where AreYou Headed
Chadwick takes his audiences on a journey from roaring laughter and infectious energy to jaw dropping silence. He was placed into foster care at age 16 and aged out at 18 in the same home he was initially placed. Chadwick leads the audience through his story that begins with tragedy and loss but ends with success and triumph leaving youth to stand on their feet, wiping away tears of joy, and cheering with excitement. Chadwick has the extraordinary ability to encourage, challenge, inspire, and elevate every person in the room to approach their life and work with purpose and passion. Chadwick encourages youth to make the most of their life no matter what their experiences have been.
Dr. John DeGarmo
What if he is not adopted? How you can help a youth find success and empower him for the future.
This session focuses on the many challenges, trials, and even dangers that youth who are not adopted face as they age out of the system. During the presentation, participants will gain a better understanding about why a foster child might age out and what may happen as a result. Participants will also be equipped with strategies designed to prepare foster children beforehand, as well as when they age out and encounter obstacles preventing them from being successful.
A Home for Every Child: Adoption for Children in Foster Care
This session examines the belief that every child in foster care is adoptable. During the presentation, participants will better understand adoption practices that are associated with children in foster care. Participants will also be equipped with strategies and knowledge designed to ensure that foster children have the best possible opportunity to be adopted by a forever family