Get Ready for Dare to Dream

Believe it or not, we’re only a few months away from Dare to Dream, and we for one, are already pumped. So, whether you’ve already submitted your registration materials or not (hint: send us your stuff!), we wanted to remind you of a few deadlines that are coming up quickly.

Attention young people: We’re looking for a couple of Youth Emcees to help present keynote speakers, introduce breakout sessions, and act as hype man for the crowd (no rapping experience required). This is a great opportunity to show off your public speaking skills and get more involved with the conference. All we need is this filled-out application, a bio and headshot, and at least one letter of rec. Deadline is coming up (December 4), so don’t delay!

Do you know an outstanding leader in the service-learning field? Or are you a pioneer yourself? (Feel free to toot your own horn here…) Regardless, we want to hear from you! Nominations are open for the 2017 Service-Learning Awards. Winners get a slick certificate and, of course, bragging rights. More information and links to individual applications can be found here. This window closes December 5. Give yourself or someone you know the best holiday present this year.

On another note, say hello to some of our keynote speakers! First up, founder of The School Fund, Matt Severson. Through his organization, donors can help fund the education for students who cannot afford to attend school. Another plenary speaker, teen leadership advocate Whitney Stewart, was named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2015-2016 National Youth of the Year. Also on the docket: Robert Benz and Kenneth B. Morris of Fredrick Douglas Family Initiatives. More to come as we continue to announce conference programming.

Whew. Excited yet? Make sure to register before December 16 to qualify for Early-Bird aka discounted admission hollaaaa. See you in Anaheim. We’ll be the ones in full Disney character cosplay… but seriously.