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Poverty Conference 2016



About the Event

What Makes the Difference for our Youth?

Keynote Speaker

Wes Moore

Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Wes is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve our nation's youth.

Breakout Sessions

Following the keynote speech, attendees may choose two interactive afternoon breakout sessions. Past breakout topics have included:

  • How to turn Excitement into Action: Local Opportunities for Engagement
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Poverty Issues for an Educator
  • What Does Poverty in East Texas Look Like?
  • Engaging Churches and Civic Groups
  • The Impact of Poverty on our Local Economy
  • Personal Story Panel
  • Mental Health & Poverty
  • World Cafe Round Table Discussions
  • Juvenile Court System
  • Community Revitalization


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Event begins at 8:30AM