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  Littles ages 13-18 and Teen Bigs gather for Voyage Teen Conference '17  
 

 
 
 

Saturday, February 11th (HOUSTON) - Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its 6th annual Voyage Teen Conference at United Way on Saturday, February 11th. Voyage 2017 is designed by Big Brothers Big Sisters specifically for teens ages 13-18. This all day event took teens on a unique experience into the collegiate and workforce world, while providing resources to making positive choices for the future. The teens and their mentors participated in several workshops and listened to different speakers on various topics ranging from yoga to healthy eating to self-defense to financial literacy.

Special thanks to our sponsors, partners, and volunteers: HEB, KPMG, United Way, White Rhino Financial, Kickin’ Violence, Menninger, College Community Center, Ignite Your Life, Pollo Campero, LovePrints, Little Steps Big Futures, and the Brothers of Alpha Eta Lambda.         

Breakout sessions included:

  • Boys 2 Men: Careers & Majors Presented by the Brothers of Alpha Eta Lambda
  • Sisters Rock: Careers & Majors Presented by women from Conoco Phillips and KPMG
  • How to be a Millionaire Presented by Jason Mickey & Shawn Kuehn of White Rhino, Inc.
  • Planning for College 101 Presented by Kathy Rose of College Community Career
  • Introduction to Meditation Presented by Louise Dreyfus, Director of Counseling at Awty International School
  • Derrick Pearson, Founder of LovePrints Keynote Speaker
  • Poetry SLAM! Presented by Stephanie Wright of Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Yoga with Lindsey Presented by Lindsey Hennigan of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Joy Yoga University
  • Ignite your life! Walk a Labyrinth Presented by Sarah Gish, owner of Ignite Your Own Life
  • Boys 2 Men: REAL Men Get Real! Presented by the Brothers of Alpha Eta Lambda
  • Stop Bullying! Presented by Menninger Clinic
  • Nutrition and Wellbeing Simplified Presented by Cedric E. Crosby, Engineer & Group Fitness Instructor
  • Sisters Rock: Kickin’ Violence Presented by Grace Wickerson, founder of Kickin’ Violence
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