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Want to bring Give Youth a Voice Program to your school, community, youth group, parent group, gym or other group?

Give Youth A Voice Program is designed with schools, students/youth, parents, teachers and those that work with youth in mind. We have transformed the information that we collected from our focus groups of adolescents and combined it with the knowledge of our professional youth experts to create an interactive and educational speaking event for youth, parents, communities or companies that work with youth. 

WHY??

When you think about middle/junior high school, what is the first thing that pops in your head?

For most it was the worst time of their school life and/or the most challenging. Many people remember middle/junior high school this way due to an excessive amount of bullying or mean kids, hormonal changes, growing pains, peer pressure, trying to understand or build their social identity, the pressure of transitioning from elementary or into high school and so much more. Kids can be perceived as mean at this time due to all the hormones rushing through their bodies and their brains not knowing how to perceive these changes so they lash out on whomever might be standing in their wake. With all these changes, hormones and pressure wrapped together it can create the perfect storm with no outlet.

Did you know?

  • According to the CDC: 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.

  • Suicide is now the 1st leading cause of death in individuals ages 10-14 in Colorado.

  • Rates of suicidal ideation are highest among youth, especially LGBTQ+ youth. In September 2020, over half of 11-17-year-olds reported having thoughts of suicide or self-harm more than half or nearly every day of the previous two weeks. From January to September 2020, 77,470 youth reported experiencing frequent suicidal ideation, including 27,980 LGBTQ+ youth. (Mental Health America)

Therefore, BCC Evolution is designing a program specifically for youth, those that work with youth and parents in collaboration with students and professional youth experts. The customizable speaking event will be designed for the needs of your group.

 

Learning objectives are based off the experts you choose for your group. Any of these experts can be plugged into your group based off the specific needs of what your group is experiencing. 

There are 4 ways this course has been designed to be delivered: 

  1. Classroom Presentation

    • Our speakers will come into your classroom and teach the curriculum for your students or group​.

  2. Online Self-Paced Access

    • You can teach this when you want with your students or group. Pricing will depend on the amount of participants.

  3. Assembly Style Speaker Tour

    • Hire our professional speakers, to come into your school or group for an interactive, high energy presentation.

    • Generally 2-3 speakers per event unless event is over multiple days. (We try not to overwhelm with content)

    • You can pick who and what topics you want to be covered.

  4. Youth Group Presentation​

    • Speaker presentation for your group. We will need to know the size of the group to serve you best. ​

Meet Our Experts

Kelli Melissa Hansen 

Warrior for Mental Health

Founder of BCC Evolution

Aurora, CO

Fast Facts:

  • Mental Health Speaker and Educator

  • Master Trauma Coach

  • Mom of 3

  • Thrill Seeking Adventurer

  • Tattoo Connoisseur

  • B.A. in Communications and Psychology

  • Master NLP Practitioner

  • Triple Certified MHFA Instructor in Adult, Youth and Teen

 

Speaking Learning objectives:

  • What is Mental Health and why is it important?

  • Why are the words we use important?

  • What is trauma and why it is important to understand?

  • Takeaway: Get a commitment to help vs hurt. (Youth)

  • Takeaway: Create a personal safety/self-care plan (Adults)

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Dr. Sarah Allen

The Brain Gal
 

Author, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, and America’s Brain Gal

Haddon Heights, NJ

Fast Facts: 

  • Founder of the Raising Brains Movement

  • Parent Strategist & School Consultant

  • Lover of insight and self-understanding

  • Mom, Partner, and Friend

 

  • Clinical Psychology with concentration in Neuropsychology

  • Certified Brain Specialist

 

Speaking Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding brain development

  • How parents can effectively raise their “little brains”

  • The parts of the brain in illustrations

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Courtney Conley

Ed.D., LCPC-S, NCC, ACS

Author, Adolescent Therapist, and Wellness Expert

La Plata, MD

Fast Facts:

  • Founder of Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

  • Wellness Expert from Suicidal Teen to Helping Teens Thrive

  • Passionate About Building a Culture of Wellness Among Young People

  • Complete Self-Help and Personal Development Junkie

  • Mom of two strong-willed kids

 

Education

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, Master's in Counseling, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

 

Speaking Learning Objectives:

  • How teen identity can be the root cause of their anxiety, depression, body image and so many other mental health challenges.

  • How parents can best support their teenagers.

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Heather Gray

Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist Practitioner

Loveland, CO

Fun Facts:

  • Huge animal lover

  • Wanted to be a veterinarian

  • Avid salsa dancer

  • Loves live music

  • Loves the ocean

 

Heather found this work after 27 years of undiagnosed Lyme Disease, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto's, and Endometriosis she was depressed, anxious, and in chronic widespread pain, bad skin, bloated, constipated, exhausted, weight gain, and had horrible periods to name a few things, she set out on a path to healing herself. 

She has now lost over 100lbs, lessened her pain, no more suicidal thoughts, and she has all-day energy. She now has a practice where she teaches others how to take care of themselves and get the inflammation off their body and brain, so they have control over their health journey. She helps you destroy brain fog, moodiness, chronic inflammation, and pain.

Speaking Learning Objectives:

  • Why nutrition is important

  • How food can affect your mental health

  • How to find the right food for your body

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Scott Aksamit

Motivational Speaker, Author, Owner of Competitive Edge MMA

Highlands Ranch, CO

Fast Facts:

  • Author of Emotional Self-Defense

  • Father of 2

  • Martial Arts Expert

  • Heart Centered Leader

 

Speaking Learning Objectives:

  • He offers a personal development experience that uses martial arts as the delivery system

  • How to master your mindset

  • How to be an effective leader

  • TikTok
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Youth Leader Experts WANTED.

Email support@bccevoluion.org to join our panel of experts.

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