Making Choices Youth Conference – April 13, 2019

That’s right! We’ve added to our esteemed and sought-after training sessions!

You are invited to our first annual Making Choices Youth Conference! This conference is ONLY FOR STUDENTS from 5th grade through high school!

(Check back for our 2020 conference details!)

Download our 2019 Making Choices Reg form and get your students signed up TODAY!

Here are the details…

If you attended our last year’s Moving Forward Conference (and a lot of students did!) You met Craig Boykin.

Craig is one of the most sought-after youth event speakers in America. His father left Craig and his mother before Craig was even born. Craig’s mother began using drugs when he was in grade school. Craig was diagnosed with a learning disability and placed in special education in third grade. Due to his difficulties in school Craig repeated the third and fifth grade. By the time Craig was in the tenth grade he was two years older than most of his classmates and he still did not hold the necessary skills to write a five-sentence paragraph.

He became a high school drop out. Then, engaged in dangerous activities that led him to land in jail and shot by a rival gang member of his brother.

Craig enrolled in the Job Corps which allowed him to earn both his G.E.D. and a diploma in Retail Sales. Immediately upon graduating from Job Corps, Craig enlisted in the U.S. Army. It was in the military that Craig developed integrity and discipline.

Craig later enrolled in one of the most challenging four-year universities in his home town. In spite of the educational challenges he faced with a G.E.D, learning disability, and the pressure of failing, three years later, Craig graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, both from Faulkner University. Craig is currently working on his Ph.D. (Craig’s bio was adapted from his website at

Do you or a friend need a little extra motivation? This workshop is intended to inspire you to #RISEABOVE your current situations and circumstances and the greatness you DESERVE!

Other sessions include…

Make College Count – Learn strategies and the best practices of how to become a successful college student from the perspective of a former high school dropout.

Emotional Realities – We live in a stressful world. This session will help you process and cope with emotional trauma and develop creative ways to build relationships and trust with others.

So, get your phone out and save the date! Saturday, April 13, 2019! 

Here are the details!

Youth Connection, Inc. will host Making Choices – Youth Conference Saturday, April 13, 2019. This event is sponsored by Waco ISD

Place: University High School Gymnasium, 3201 S New Rd, Waco, TX 76706

All Waco/McLennan schools are invited and encouraged to bring students (5th through 12th grade) to hear speaker Craig J. Boykin. Cost $5.00 per student for the first 100 students. After 100 students $2.50 per student. (Price includes lunch)

Number of students attending required by April 5, 2019

Time – 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact Carolyn Nichols at 254-717-7144 or, or Tammie Bowman at 254-300-3646

Want to help us get the word out? Download an event flyer to post and share! Making Choices Youth Conference 2019

Register TODAY by using this form: 2019 Making Choices Reg