July 22nd -24th 2020 - Virtual & Live | Around The World

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Rising Above Conference

“Enriching the lives of children and families in the spirit of community and common goals by being a resource for collaborative partnerships”

This FREE Conference will bring community, individuals and organizations together in a safe environment to discuss issues; find common ground, and produce solutions that even youth can participate in to create a better community!

Conference sessions are geared toward 6th grade through adults.   Performances and Keynote Speakers, as well as many wonderful workshops!

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#NotAnOption2020

This year we are Rising Above Not An Option.

Who We Are?

Find out about the organization behind this great event. Learn more about the Special Projects Coordinator, The Executive Director and all the wonderful staff, programs and services they offer.

Speaker or Presenter?

Rising Above “The Conference” every year, showcases many wonderful speakers, artist and presenters. If you want the opportunity and feel you can be a fit this year, click the link and send us your info.

Are You A Vendor?

Rising Above “The Conference” every year, showcases many wonderful  vendors each year. If you want the opportunity and feel you can be a fit this year, click the link and send us your info.

Want To Join The Team?

We need all the help we can get. Volunteers, Committee members, youth, we are inviting anyone to join us in making this event AMAZING! 

Highlight Speakers

Dynamic, insightful and engaging speakers. They bring to the table experience and knowledge that could change your life forever! You don’t wanna miss it!

SMILE psychology and Associates, LLC

Micah Poole & Associates LLC

Schedule

Event Time: 11:30 – 2:00pm

July 22nd, 23rd & 24th 2020

Standard Meal Times

Time

Meal

Location

  • 8:30am - 09:00am
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Cafeteria
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • General Assembly Lunch
  • Cafeteria
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cafeteria

Day 1 - July 22nd, 2020

Time

Session

Venue

  • 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Conference Registration
  • At The Door
  • 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Opening Ceremonies | Rising Above TV Sign Up
  • TBA
  • 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Matthew Jackson - Harlem Globetrotter
  • Auditorium
  • 10:30am - 11:45am
  • Session 1 Workshops
  • Break Out Rooms
  • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
  • General Assembly Lunch
  • Cafeteria
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Session 2 Workshops
  • Break Out Rooms
  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Creative Activity Break | Snacks
  • Cafeteria
  • 4:00pm
  • Load And Depart
  • Exit

Day 2 - July 23rd, 2020

Time

Session

Venue

  • 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Breakfast
  • Cafeteria
  • 9:45am - 11:00am
  • Session 3 Workshops
  • Break Out Rooms
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
  • Micah Poole
  • Auditorium
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
  • Lunch
  • Cafeteria
  • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Leadership Olympics
  • TBA
  • 4:00pm
  • Load And Depart
  • Exit

Day 3 - July 24th, 2020

Time

Session

Venue

  • 9:00am - 9:30am
  • Breakfast
  • Cafeteria
  • 10:00am - 11:15am
  • Session 4 Workshops
  • Break Out Rooms
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Lunch | Arts & Crafts
  • Cafeteria | TBA
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
  • Performances | Dance | Awards
  • Auditorium
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Closing Keynote Speaker | Rising Above TV
  • Auditorium
  • 4:15pm
  • Load And Depart
  • Exit

Ticket Price

Its FREE …. Yup FREE.

Day 1 conference pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks

Full 3 Day Conference Pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks
  • Free Raffle Entry
  • CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE

Day 2 conference pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks

Day 1 conference pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks

Full 3 Day Conference Pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks
  • Free Raffle Entry
  • CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE

Day 2 conference pass

Free

  • Conference Badge Upon Entry
  • Access To All Workshops and Activities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Heavy Snacks

Register now

Don’t miss out on the Giveaways and FREE food!

Partners & Sponsors

The conference brings together 38 individuals from 22 organizations who sit on our Steering Committee to help plan and make this event possible. 

Diamond Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

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Last year was AWESOME! Will you be apart of the 2019 memories and moments we will create?

Frequently Asked Questions

A safe environment to discuss issues, find common ground and produce solutions that even youth can participate in to create a better community. Are you coming?

Everyone’s welcome.

This FREE Conference will bring community, individuals and organizations together in a safe environment to discuss issues; find common ground, and produce solutions that even youth can participate in to create a better community!

Conference sessions are geared toward 6th grade through adults.  Maximum of 200 youth and 100 adults.  Performances and Keynote Speakers are open to a maximum of 400 participants!

At this time transportation for youth enrolled at Clearwater NFC or any other partnering center will be provided. Public transportation is also available to the college. If additional transportation becomes available, information will be provided.

Please contact us with further questions.

This is a free community funded event; we are always grateful for donations of any kind, but our partners and sponsors have gone a long way to help us make this event affordable for all ; FREE!

Simply follow the register now links that can be found throughout the website and in the menu bar and register to attend.

We do not provide details of other attendees to anyone. Please use the Facebook event page, found at : ________________  to enquire about others going and to arrange transport or accommodation.