2014 National PTA Youth Leadership Summit
Professional leadership speaker, James Robilotta will give the keynote address. Read his bio.
This interactive leadership and advocacy training will prepare students to become active and engaged PTSA leaders in their schools. Students will hone their skills through a series of keynote speakers, workshops, and group projects. Participants will also develop leadership goals and strategies to achieve these goals. Support via ongoing webinar trainings and online forums will continue throughout the school year to help ensure students' success with their PTSAs.
James grew up on Long Island in Sayville, N.Y. and attended the University of North Carolina, Wilmington for his bachelors. After getting a B.S. in Marine Biology he then, naturally, pursued his masters degree in counseling. In May of 2007, James earned his Masters of Counselor Education: Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from Clemson University. While there he also became a proud brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
As a student affairs professional, he worked for eight years in residential life and two years in student life as a student government advisor. He has been presenting programs at schools and conferences since 2002 and has won “Top Program” honors on state, regional and national levels. Becoming a professional speaker has allowed James to do the two things he loves the most: having a positive impact on individuals’ lives and making people laugh! His sessions are infused with comedy and self-awareness stemming from his background as a trained improviser who performs around the country with his freestyle rapping improv comedy team, North Coast. For more info about James, visit JamesTRobo.com.
- Students who will be enrolled in high school during the 2014-2015 school year
- Students with solid leadership and communication skills
- Students willing to accept new challenges
- Students who are interested in making positive changes in their school with the leverage of PTSA
Students—including those not affiliated with PTA or PTSA—can also register. All students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult chaperone who will be responsible for the student while at the Youth Summit.
For more information about the 2014 National PTA Youth Leadership Summit, please contact Erin Thwaites.