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Expanding Horizons Beyond Survival Youth Conference with Keynote Speaker Chris Romulo & Special Guest Rebekah Jarvey

March 25 @ 8:00 am March 26 @ 5:00 pm

[Beyond Survival]: Expanding Horizons- A Western Native Voice Youth Conference 

March 25-26, 2024. Bozeman, Montana.

Best Western Plus GranTree Inn 

Day 1: March 25

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Welcome Breakfast

  • Registration desk open
  • Breakfast and networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome by organizers
  • Overview of the conference theme: Beyond Survival
  • Introduction to keynote speaker- Chris Romulo

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Keynote Address by Chris Romulo

  • Topic: “Overcoming Challenges and Going Beyond Survival”
  • Q&A session with Chris Romulo

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Morning Break

  • Refreshments and networking

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Guest Speaker Sessions (Choose from options)

  • Session A: Mindfulness Workshop with Chris Romulo
  • Session B: Barriers to Becoming a Fashion Creative with Rebekah Jarvey

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

  • Informal networking session
  • Opportunity for students to connect with guest speakers

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions (Choose from options)

  • Session C: Job Corps Opportunities
  • Session D: Montana Youth Academy Programs
  • Session E: Montana State’s Indian Council Introduction

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon Break

  • Snacks and networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Evening Fashion Show by Rebekah Jarvey

  • Creative insights into the world of fashion
  • Showcasing unique styles
  • Audience participation and Q&A with Rebekah Jarvey

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: General Session: Expanding Horizons

  • Discussion on the direction of expanding horizons
  • Ideas for increasing student participation
  • Planning for the student board selection in the fall of 2024

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks for the Day

  • Recap of key takeaways
  • Preview of next day’s schedule

Day 2: March 26

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Energizer Activity

  • Interactive activity to start the day

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Guest Speaker Sessions (Choose from options)

  • Session F: From Fort Peck to PT School with Mary Clark
  • Session G: Hopa Mountain Initiatives
  • Session H: Processing Grief with Emcimbini Wellness

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Morning Break

  • Refreshments and networking

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions (Choose from options)

  • Session I: Job Corps Opportunities (Repeat)
  • Session J: Montana Youth Academy Programs (Repeat)
  • Session K: Processing Grief (Repeat)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch

  • Informal networking session
  • Opportunity for students to connect with speakers

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: General Session: Student Initiatives

  • Sharing insights and ideas from breakout sessions
  • Brainstorming for future student-led initiatives

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Afternoon Break

  • Snacks and networking

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Closing Ceremony and Awards

  • Recognition of outstanding student contributions
  • Closing remarks and thank you notes
  • Traditional closing ceremony

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Networking and Farewell

  • Exchange contacts, connect on social media
  • Farewell and closing thoughts
Free

Western Native Voice

406-869-1938

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