I Am Meant To Be Symposium

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Bigger Than Sports,SC is partnering with MODELS Academy to provide students with continued mentorship through our     I Am Meant To Be Symposium. In addition to mentorship, our goal is to provide life skill development strategies for individuals to gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to support their growth as individuals in the community.

  • Date: Saturday January 25th , 2020
  • Time: 8AM to 2PM
  • Location: Piedmont Technical College
  • Address: 620 Emerald Rd N, Greenwood, SC 29646
  • Participation Ages: 4th to 12th grade
  • Details: The “I Am Meant To Be Symposium” will consist of a one-day seminar where students will be provided with insight from men and women, on topics of their choice, relative to the students’ development. These topics may be hands on training or presentations. The goal is for men to mentor young men and women to mentor young women. At the conclusion of the event, we will hold an inclusive closing session with all students and speakers. The speakers for the event will hold a panel discussion where they will be asked various questions that are relevant to the attendees. After the symposium, each attendee will be assigned to a mentor. The mentor will follow the child for at least one year and keep track of their grades and other life events that they are experiencing. *The symposium schedule can be found at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in donating to support our purpose, please do so by clicking the link below!

We look forward to establishing a connection with you and your child/children. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on January 25, 2020.

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I Am Meant To Be Symposium Schedule

Time: 8:30am to 9:00am

Bigger Than Sports,SC Team and Steve Coleman (Director of MODELS Academy at Piedmont Technical College)
Purpose & Introduction to the “I Am Meant To Be Symposium”
Time: 9:05am to 9:30am (All Students)

Josh Bovill
“TEENprenuer:How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit”
Time: 9:35am to 10:05am (9th to 12th grade students)

Vincent Talbert
“Music As A Universal Language: An Intro To The Steel Drums”
Time: 9:35am to 10:05am (4th to 8th grade students)

Coach Chris Liner
“No Time To Waste: Making The Most Of Your Educational Experience”
Time: 10:15am to 10:45am (4th to 8th grade students) & 10:55 to 11:25 (9th to 12th grade students)

Tyisha Williams, LMSW
Dee Carpenter, MSW, MHP
Gravity Counseling Group
Kervin Searles, MS, LPC-A
“Mental Health Empowerment: I Love Me”
Time: 10:15am to 10:45am (9th to 12th grade students) & 10:55 to 11:25 (4th to 8th grade students)

Time: 11:30am to 12:00pm

Kristen Spearman & Alvin King
“The Choices You Make Today Impact The Things You Live With Tomorrow”
Time: 12:05pm to 12:35pm (All Students)

Shari Cartwright, PT, DPT
“A Career In Medicine Without The MD”
Time: 12:45pm to 1:15pm (9th to 12th grade students)

Jay Spearman
“Everyday Skills That Last For A Lifetime”
Time: 12:45pm to 1:15pm (4th to 8th grade students)

All Speakers Panel Discussion
Time: 1:25pm to 2:00pm (All Students)