A conference promoting harmony and lessons in leadership will be held for the benefit of Riverside County high school students later this month, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter slated to make a presentation.
The “Unity for Change Student Conference” is scheduled for Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Riverside Convention Center.
According to the county Office of Education, Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence, along with celebrity teen coach Jesse LeBeau and motivational speaker Clint Pulver will be delivering speeches and also interacting one-on-one with attendees.
“The Unity conference is for students who are interested in unlocking the potential in themselves and bringing out the best in everybody around them,” county Superintendent of Schools Judy White said. “We are stronger when we focus on what unites us instead of what divides us, and this free conference is perfect for students who want to be the change in their world.”
The conference is exclusively for students who attend high schools within the county, White said.
King will be addressing the nonviolent precepts that informed her father’s civil rights work and how they fit into the present era, organizers said.
LeBeau will talk about his “perpetual underdog” status growing up and how he pushed through challenges to achieve goals, while “building trust and having a deeper positive impact on others,” according to the event announcement.
Pulver’s theme will center on “being best for your school,” rather that “being best in school.” He will detail “actionable steps on how to achieve the best in others and become a significant student leader,” according to the announcement.
More information is available at www.rcoe.us/unity.
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