Kankakee County Teen Conference

Title: Kankakee County Teen Conference.
Location: Olivet Nazarene University
Description: Teen Conference (Private Event)
Date: 2009-05-12

Life has been hectic to say the least! To get out to the Kankakee County Teen Conference, I got up at 4:30am. Technically I could have slept till 5am, but for some reason my 2 year old thinks it’s fun to get up at 4:30am and play the ‘let’s wake daddy by repeatedly slapping his face in the dark’ game. Kids!

Thankfully, Larry was driving so I was able to sleep the entire 2.5 hour drive.

The conference went great! I kicked everything off with a keynote to the 900 8th and 9th graders who were actually, amazingly awake! After the keynote, the group broke up into a bunch of worskhops and I also did 2 of those. It was nice to have smaller groups to speak to as we could do Q&A and make it more interractive.

I really enjoyed meeting everyone and want to do a special shout out to Shelby and her mom, Karen, fellow ADDers! Shelby’s a writer, putting her wild, ADD imagination to good use. Send me a copy of your book when it’s published, ok?

A big thank you, to our sponsor, Linda! I’m glad that the frame building exercise doubled as laughter therapy for you guys – you did an excellent job by the way!

Last, but not least, I ran into my good friend Steve Troglio, who was one of the other workshop speakers at the conference. Steve and I have known each other for about a  decade, our path crossing at various events. Steve has a phenomenal program for youth – if you’re looking for a great presenter for your next teen event, look Steve up. Tell him I sent you!. Check out his website: CLICK HERE!

After the last workshop, Larry and I packed everything up and headed right back home! Long day, but well worth it!

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5 thoughts on “Kankakee County Teen Conference

  1. hey whats up you were at my school on Thurs 14, 09 at the wcms have you considered trying to go on comedy central because you are really funny and people would like watching what you do

  2. hi cody!:) even though i think ben was SUPER funny today at school, isnt comedy central all inappropriate? ben isnt inappropriate. but i dont really watch comedy central, so, what do i know? anyways, ben you rocked, your amazingly talented, and super funny!:) love ya!:D

  3. just wanted to say that on my other comment i accidentally typed my name wrong. haha. okay, byez!:D

  4. Heeeey Ben! [:
    I loved the shout out! Made me feel like you remembered mee.! Thankss. :]
    I would love it if you emailed me sometimee, you know when you’re not crackinn everyone upp.!
    From, you’re fellow ADDer.!

  5. BEN~
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DELIVERING GODS MESSAGE TO SHELBY..YOU MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT YOU WERE AT THAT CONF FOR THE 900 TEENS BUT IT WAS JUST FOR ONE!! I HAVE BEEN PRAYING HARD FOR SHELBY AS SHE QUESTIONS ALL ABOUT GOD AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A CHRISTIAN LIFE. YOU SPOKE GODS CLEAN-UP SPEECH TO HER FOR ME! ALL YOUNG PEOPLE NEED A COOL CHRISTIAN IN THEIR WORLD TO FOLLOW..AND SHE IS THINKING YOU ARE PRETTY ‘KOOL'(ADD WORD-WE LIKE TO BE DIFF)! TAKING THAT SPECIAL TIME W HER MEANT THE WORLD TO HER!!
    I’LL NEVER FORGET THIS DAY!!
    ~KAREN~

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