Jeff Yalden Keynotes the Saratoga Springs “Safe Springs Student Leadership Conference”

On Tuesday, March 12, Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden was the keynote speaker at the 31st annual Safe Springs Student Leadership Conference at Skidmore College in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York. The Saratoga County Prevention Council hosts this event each year for drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

The conference was attended by approximately 250 Student Leaders and Members of SADD from high schools throughout Saratoga County.  Immediately upon arrival we were impressed by how well organized the event was. Each school had created a “pride board”.

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They even made one for Jeff…

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The Prevention Council had provided a white t-shirt for each student which they decorated. Some schools chose to tie-dye their shirts while others put hand prints and slogans on them.

The students and advisors filled the auditorium at Skidmore College where Jeff shared his message, “About Life”.  Jeff has a gift and an ability to connect with teens as he shares his personal stories and life lessons with them.

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He talked to them about being a successful leader by making wise choices, losing expectations and focusing on the objectives.

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Photo Credit: Erica Miller – Saratogian.com

 

The audience was captivated for nearly an hour and a half as Jeff shared his heart with theirs and encouraged them to lead with integrity.

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Photo Credit: Erica Miller – Saratogian.com

 

After the assembly, students had the opportunity to purchase Jeff’s new book, “Your Life Matters”, posters and other products. He paused for photos and spent time chatting with them.

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One school made shirts with “Hang up and Drive” on back. He asked them when the last time was that they had texted while driving and they were adamant that they never had. Jeff was so impressed and he told them how proud he was of them for their wise choices.

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We joined them for lunch and were so happy to see the students dancing and having a blast with each other. We noted how awesome it was that student leaders from different schools were all intermingling and dancing together…just enjoying the moment and each other.

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While at the conference, we were blessed to meet a wonderful, inspirational lady by the name of Pam Fisher. She shared that she had spent too many years struggling with hearing loss and that she finally had recently received a cochlear implant. Pam shared her journey to self-acceptance with us and we were so touched and impressed with her. What an incredibly beautiful person she is! Pam recapped our visit on her blog and shared some of her thoughts about meeting Jeff.

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Jeff and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Safe Springs Student Leadership Conference. We were so impressed by this great group of student leaders. In sharing his message and encouraging them to “Take Time to Think”, Jeff helped to inspire them to be the kind of leader that chooses the difficult right over the easy wrong.

A reporter from the Saratogian.com was there and they shared this video clip on their site:

If you would like Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden to speak at your High School Assembly, Teen Leadership Workshop or STUCO Conference please visit JeffYalden.com.

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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives. www.JeffYalden.com

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