the 28th Annual Statewide PAL® High School Leadership Conference

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Welcome to the
28th Annual Statewide PAL®
High School Leadership
Conference
Would you like to offer one of these curricula in your
school? Ask us how!
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All Stars™
Creating Lasting Family Connections
Curriculum Based Support Group/Rainbow Days
Life Skills™ Training (Elementary, Middle, and
High School)
PAL® Student Training
Positive Action
Project Toward No Drug Abuse
Reconnecting Youth
Strengthening Families Program (Parents and
Youth 10-14)
Strengthening Families Program (Parents and
Youth 6-11)
Strengthening Families Program (Parents &
Youth 12-16)
Too Good For Drugs
Contact: Audrey Spanko at Coordinated Training
Services (CTS) 1-877-287-1533 or
cts@workersassistance.com
CTS is a professional service of Workers Assistance Program, Inc.
January 30-31, 2015
Manor High School
Manor, TX
Map of Manor HS
Merchandise Pricing
(Located in the Cafeteria)
T-Shirts
Annual Conference Shirt
PAL® logo
$10
$10
Sweatshirts/Hoodies
PAL® logo
$20
Misc. Merchandise
Lanyard
$3
Tory Buttons
2 for $1
Stickers
$1
Graduation Cords
$10
Wristbands
$4
Sunglasses
$3
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28th Annual PAL® High School
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Friday, January 30th
Day at a Glance
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12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration and Check-In
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Opening Session / “True
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Saturday, January 31st
Day at a Glance
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00
a.m.
10:05a.m. 11:00a.m.
11:05 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1:10 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
2:10 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In
Opening Ceremony/
Keynote
Workshop One
Workshop Two
Lunch
Workshop Three
Workshop Four
Closing Ceremony
Thank you for attending the 28th Annual Statewide PAL® High
School Leadership Conference!
On behalf of PAL® Services and Workers Assistance Program, Inc.
(WAP), we hope you leave this conference and go back to your
communities re-energized to make a difference one person at a
time!
Opening Ceremony
9:00-10:00 AM
Welcome: Tory Gant- Emcee, PAL® Peer Assistance
& Leadership
Introduction of PAL® Conference Staff
Keynote: Tory Gant, True Riches
The greatest currency on the face of this earth is the
human life. When we mentor others we understand their
gold and the relationship that is built will cause that gold
to shine for the rest of their lives. What PAL® groups do
daily helps determine what people can become
permanently. Our PAL® ingredient will create shine that
lasts forever.
After the Keynote Speech:
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Teachers should follow the Teacher Schedule.
Students should follow their color-coded
schedule as identified by the team color sticker
on their name badges.
Chaperones may attend any student workshop.
Your PAL®s from Workers Assistance Program, Inc.:
Tory Gant, PAL® Training Director
Sam Thompson, PAL® Manager
Debi Ellison, CEO
Dwayne Smetzer, COO
Marie Alston, WAP Accounting Director
Sasan Sadat-Sharifi, WAP- MIS
Jody Snee, ICMS Program Director
Special Thanks To:
Alexander Price, Joseph Hodge, Julie Galindo, and the rest of
the Manor High School Staff
Manor High School PAL®s
YES Prep East End PAL®s
Hendrickson High School PAL®s
Cedar Ridge High School PAL®s
Wayne Jones, Texas Tees
Thundercloud Subs
Chris Massara
Brenda Ussery
And BIG thanks to all the other Volunteers
that contributed to this year’s event!
PAL® Services
A professional service of Workers Assistance Program, Inc.
4115 Friedrich Lane, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-343-9595 800-522-0550
Fax: 512-338-0939
Thanks to Our Wonderful Presenters!
Tory Gant/ PAL® Peer Assistance & Leadership
palusa.org
Austin, TX
Mitch Moore
www.mitchellmoore.us
Odessa, TX
Brent Blackburn/Extreme Youth Leadership
www.extremeyouthleadership.org
Dallas, TX
Karen Muston
Rockdale, TX
Joe Hodge & Manor HS PALs®
Manor, TX
Joseph Saxe & Akins HS PAL®s
Austin, TX
Jolea Telotta & Round Rock HS PAL®s
Round Rock, TX
Monica West & North Mesquite HS PAL®s
Mesquite, TX
Jamie Birchett & Wimberley HS PAL®s
Wimberley, TX
Jo Nez Harlan & John H. Reagan HS PAL®s
Houston, TX
Jill Burns & Pflugerville HS PAL®s
Pflugerville, TX
Thanks to Our Wonderful Family Group Facilitators!
Ashley Higginbottom
Jackie Higginbottom
Margarita Marion
Teresa Gonzales
Geneva Zepeda
Norman Nguyen
Matthew Head
Robert Berry
Andrew Moreno
Angela Serrano
RED SCHEDULE
8:00am to 9:00am
In front of Big Gym
9:00am to 10:00am
Big Gym
10:05am to 11am
Yard outside of the
Cafeteria
11:05am to Noon
Big Gym
Registration
Opening Ceremony/ Keynote
Tory Gant: True Riches
Workshop One:
Family Group Activities
Workshop Two:
I am Unique, Like Everyone Else
(Mitch Moore)
Noon to 1:00pm
Cafeteria
1:10pm to 2:05pm
Catered by Thundercloud Subs
Please see each
workshop’s description
for details.
1. Seven Keys to Change Your Life - Rm D106
There is limited seating in
each workshop so if the
workshop you want to
attend is full, please find
another workshop to
attend.
2:10pm to 3:05pm
Big Gym
3:10pm to 4:00pm
Big Gym
Lunch in Cafeteria:
Workshop Three:
2. Centering Your Life - Rm D101
3. 24/7 - Rm D103
4. To see the change, be the change - Rm D120
5. Real Life on Real Campuses - Rm D115
Workshop Four:
Why Youth Are Not Our Future
(Brent Blackburn)
Closing Ceremony
With PAL® Staff
Teacher Workshops
BLUE SCHEDULE
8:00am to 9:00am
In front of Big Gym
9:00am to 10:00am
Big Gym
10:05am to 11:00am
Please see each workshop’s
description for details.
There is limited seating in
each workshop so if the
workshop you want to attend
is full, please find another
workshop to attend.
11:05am to Noon
Big Gym
Noon to 1:00pm
Cafeteria
1:10pm to 2:05pm
Yard outside of the
Cafeteria
2:10pm to 3:05pm
Big Gym
3:10pm to 4:00pm
Big Gym
Registration
Opening Ceremony/ Keynote
PAL® Sponsors please follow the sessions below.
Note: You will be spending your morning in observation and
your afternoon in the Teacher’s Lounge.
Tory Gant: True Riches
Workshop One:
Choose one of the following:
1. Seven Keys to Changing Your Life- Rm
D106
Observe PAL® Team Building
10:10am to 12:00pm
Feel free to observe team-building activities with our presenters
in the gym or to observe Family Groups!
"I Wanna Be Royal: Helping Students Live up to Their True Potential"
1:10pm to 2:00pm
2. 24/7—Rm D103
Karen Muston, Master PAL® Trainer
3. Centering Your Life–- Rm D101
In this workshop you will learn how you can help your PAL group
develop a strong sense of self-worth and to recognize the potential
in others. You will come away with ideas for class activities and
even activities your PALs can share with their Palees. (Teacher’s
4. The Next Chapter- Rm D104
5. Make Red Ribbon Week a Success for the
Community and School --Rm D105
Workshop Two:
I am Unique, Like Everyone Else
(Mitch Moore)
Lunch in Cafeteria:
Catered by Thundercloud Subs
Workshop Three:
Family Group
Workshop Four:
Why Youth Are Not Our Future
(Brent Blackburn)
Closing Ceremony
With PAL® Staff
Lounge)
PAL® Networking and Update Meeting
PAL® Staff
2:10pm to 3:00pm
Join us for the annual PAL® Update and Networking meeting. Tory
Gant, PAL® Training Director and Samantha Thompson, PAL®
Manager will give updates on what’s new in PAL®. This is your
opportunity to hear about upcoming trainings and share innovative
PAL® group activities. This is also your opportunity to share
suggestions for the conference and the PAL® program.
(Teacher’s Lounge)
Door prize for every teacher/sponsor!
Closing Ceremony
GYM
3:10pm to 4:00pm
Student Workshops
I am Unique, Like Everyone Else
Big Gym
Mitch Moore
Participants learn that their individuality is important but we all face similar
challenges. This humorous presentation will help participants to examine
who they are, what they bring and how they can contribute. This is a
session for ALL audiences.
Why Youth Are Not Our Future
Big Gym
Brent Blackburn, Extreme Youth Leadership
Extreme Youth Leadership will engage you in a truly meaningful and
exciting way during this workshop, to help you discover how what you do
today matters. Buckle Up and prepare for a great ride!
24/7
RM D103
Round Rock High School PAL®s
This presentation will be exploring what it means to be a 24/7 PAL®.
Students will learn the qualities of a nonstop PAL®, show what it looks
like and discover the importance of always being a PAL®-not just when
you are at school. Participants will enjoy group activities, a visual social
media segment and open discussion.
Centering Your Life
RM D101
Round Rock High School PAL®s
Everyone has insecurities that they allow to impact them. We are all from
different backgrounds yet this is our common thread. We are Round Rock
High School students willing to stand in our truths and share how we have
overcome our personal struggles.
The Next Chapter
RM D104
Round Rock High School PAL®s
In this presentation, students will address healthy ways to face the past,
overcome mistakes, cope with change and look forward to the future.
Seven Keys to Changing Your Life
RM D106
North Mesquite High School PAL®s
Discover ways to make permanent change and begin achieving your life
goals. This workshop will be fun, practical and uplifting. Come for prizes,
music and real usable information.
GREEN SCHEDULE
8:00am to 9:00am
Registration
9:00am to 10:00am
Big Gym
Opening Ceremony/ Keynote
10:05am to 11:00am
Big Gym
11:05am to Noon
Courtyard outside of
the Cafeteria/Gym
Noon to 1:00pm
Cafeteria
1:10pm to 2:05pm
Big Gym
2:10pm to 3:05pm
Please see each
workshop’s description
for details.
There is limited seating in
each workshop so if the
workshop you want to
attend is full, please find
another workshop to
attend.
3:10pm to 4:00pm
Big Gym
Tory Gant: True Riches
Workshop Two:
I am Unique, Like Everyone Else
(Mitch Moore)
Workshop Two:
Family Group
Lunch in Cafeteria:
Catered by Thundercloud Subs
Workshop Three:
Why Youth Are Not Our Future
(Brent Blackburn)
Workshop Four:
Choose one of the following:
1. Perspectives on Poverty and Homelessness -­‐
Rm D121
2. Ghost Stories MIDDLE SCHOOL- Rm
D118
3. Ghost Stories HIGH SCHOOL- Rm D119
4. Ghost Stories ELEMENTARY- Rm D117
5. The Next Chapter- Rm 104
Closing Ceremony
With PAL® Staff
Student Workshops
GOLD SCHEDULE
8:00am to 9:00am
Registration
9:00am to 10:00am
Big Gym
Opening Ceremony/ Keynote
10:05am to 11:00am
Big Gym
11:05am to Noon
Please see each workshop’s
description for details.
Tory Gant: True Riches
Workshop Two:
I am Unique, Like Everyone Else
(Mitch Moore)
Workshop Two:
Choose one of the following:
1. Ghost Stories ELEMENTARY- Rm D117
2. Ghost Stories MIDDLE SCHOOL- Rm D118
There is limited seating in
each workshop so if the
workshop you want to attend
is full, please find another
workshop to attend.
3. Ghost Stories HIGH SCHOOL- Rm D119
4. Perspectives on Poverty and Homelessness-­‐ Rm D121
5. Real Life on Real Campuses -- Rm D115
Noon to 1:00pm
Cafeteria
1:10pm to 2:05pm
Big Gym
2:10pm to 3:05pm
Courtyard outside of the
Cafeteria/Gym
3:10pm to 4:00pm
Big Gym
Lunch in Cafeteria:
Catered by Thundercloud Subs.
Workshop Three:
Why Youth Are Not Our Future
(Brent Blackburn)
Workshop Four:
Family Group
Closing Ceremony
With PAL® Staff
Make Red Ribbon Week Fun and a Success RM D105 Wimberley High School PAL®s
Wimberley High School PAL®s present how every year they make Red
Ribbon Week more successful. 2014 was their finest year with Red Ribbon
Week and student involvement. It was fun and informative. We will show
how each day students looked forward to coming to school and got involved
along side the PAL®S to better their school and community. With
decorations, daily dress up themes, fundraiser items, donations, prizes, and
student activities you will get successful ideas that work.
Real Life on Real Campuses
RM D115
Manor High School PAL®s
“Real Life on Real Campuses”- this workshop is an in-depth look at the real
issues students are facing in today’s schools. We will explore teen pregnancy,
abuse, and the signs of a healthy relationship. Students will leave with helpful
information for positive results.
Ghost Stories
Akins High School PAL®s
RM D117 (H. School)
RM D118 (M. School)
RM D109 (Elementary)
This workshop will explore the effects of ghost stories at the elementary,
middle school, and high school levels and how youth at each stage of
development deal with ghost stories differently. One session will focus on
high school ghost stories, one room on elementary ghost stories, and one
room on middle school ghost stories.
Perspectives on Poverty and Homelessness
RM D121
Pflugerville High School PAL®s
Many young Americans believe poverty and homelessness is not a prevalent
issue because often times it is "hidden." Attendees will explore the myths
and facts surrounding poverty and homelessness and discuss ways to support
PALees and peers who may be struggling with these conditions.
To See the Change, Be the Change
RM D120
John H. Reagan High School PAL®s
Students will conduct a session on best practices in service learning. They will
showcase their own personal projects, including brainstorming, action steps,
and problems and outcomes of their projects. They will teach peer assistance
and leadership skills. They will do project planning and identify the elements
that are necessary for a successful project.