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STARS National Conference

WHAT IS THE STARS NATIONAL CONFERENCE?

 

The STARS NATIONAL CONFERENCE (SNC) is an action-packed, four-day event each summer that empowers and motivates teens to become leaders, build healthy relationships, and avoid high-risk behaviors. Teens get to experience life on a college campus while building important life-skills and learning to be positive role models in their communities.

STARS National Conference 2021

This year's STARS National Conference (SNC) will be an action-packed two-day virtual event with optional outdoor in-person community hubs. 

June 28-29, 2021
Registration closes June 11, 2021

Schedule

Monday, June 28, 2021

8:30-9 am

9-10am

10-10:10am

10:10-10am

11-11:05am

11:05am - 12pm

12-12:30pm

12:30-1:25pm

1:25-1:30pm

1:30-2:30pm

2:30-2:35pm

2:35-3:30pm

3:30-3:40pm

3:40-4:30pm

4:30-5pm

Welcome and Games

Opening Ceremony - Rally Points, Peter Lubembela

Break/Expo

Family Groups

Break/Expo

Workshops

Lunch Break/Expo

Family Groups

Break/Expo

Large Group Fun

Break/Expo

Workshops

Break/Expo

Family Groups

Expo

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

8:30-9am

9-10am

10-10:10am

10:10-11am

11-11:05am

11:05am - 12pm

12-12:30pm

2-5pm

Welcome and Games

Opening Ceremony - Round Pegs in Square Holes, an Interview with Kelsey Tainsh

Break/Expo

Family Groups

Break/Expo

Closing Ceremony - Dream, Create, Inspire Tour

Expo

Optional In-Person Community Park Hubs

Speakers

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Peter Lubembela

Opening Session Speaker 

Rally Points

Hear from a STARS alum who is learning to flip his script from struggle to triumph with a focus

on bettering the lives of those around him.

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Melanie Dewey

Workshop Speaker

When Nothing Goes Right,

Go Left!

Brain science, psychology, and mindfulness - get some tools to help you understand and relieve

toxic stress.

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Kelsey Tainsh

Opening Session Speaker

Round Pegs in Square Holes, an Interview with Kelsey Tainsh

Join a conversation with Kelsey Tainsh as she sheds light on using our differences to make a difference.

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Lana Halemariam

Workshop Speaker

Strengths-Based Mentoring: Why it Works!

Learn the most effective approach to bringing out the best in your mentees. Understand the power of your influence and use it for good!

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Diane Pulvermiller

Workshop Speaker

When Nothing Goes Right,

Go Left!

Brain science, psychology, and mindfulness - get some tools to help you understand and relieve

toxic stress.

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Wayne Watts

Closing Session Speaker

Dream, Create, Inspire Tour

Create an interactive meditation as a transformative practice to close out SNC and send you out to be an active part of the future!

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Youth Celebrate Diversity

Workshop Panel Speakers

Crossing the Line

Crossing over from high school into a life of adulting is not always clear-cut. Hear from a panel of young adults who are navigating it all.

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Peter Lubembela

Workshop Speaker

Turning Your Pain Points into Rally Points

Learn to shift your internal struggle to an external fight to fix the issues around you. Discover and implement ideas that seek to serve.

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Destiny Hardney

Closing Session Speaker

Dream, Create, Inspire Tour

Create an interactive meditation as a transformative practice to close out SNC and send you out to be an active part of the future!

BIO

Optional In-Person Community Park Hub

We are hosting an optional in-person community park gathering on the second day of SNC. This is a great opportunity to connect face-to-face with other youth in your area in a safe way. We hope you can join us for some fun in the park!
Please park in the main lot and follow the signs. We will be located at the far east end with the two shelters and pond. There will be a check-in and check-out table for all students coming to the event.
June 29, 2021 | 2-5pm | Registration required
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Central Park - Stapleton

In-Person Denver Hub

8801 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver, CO 80238

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