Meet the 2014 YP Summit speakers
Opening Speaker: Mike Smith, Youth Motivational Speaker
Founder: Mike Smith Live, Skate for Change, & The Bay
Mike Smith is an inspirational speaker based out of Lincoln, NE. He specializes in speaking to students and professionals about topics like bullying, substance abuse, leadership, and pursuing passions. He is the founder of THE BAY, a non-profit skate park and youth center in Lincoln, NE and Skate For Change. He has also been featured by the likes of Red Bull, State Farm, and TEDx.
Connect with Mike Smith:
- Follow him on Twitter @mikesmithlive
- Follow him on Instagram mikesmithlive
- Like Mike on Facebook Mike Smith Live
- Check out his website
Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist
Founder: Sustainable South Bronx
Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategist, MacArthur “genius” Fellow, and Peabody Award winning radio broadcaster.
Her clients include: U.S. Department of State, , U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,, Whole Foods Market, FreshDirect.com, Outdoor Industry Association, Siemens AG, Perkins + Will, General Electric Company , among many other colleges/universities, philanthropic organizations and non-governmental organizations.
Carter explores the connection between our re-urbanizaning society and how American communities experience their “environment.” As opposed to “HomeLand Security” which focuses resources on statistically less significant threats from abroad, Majora’s Home(Town) Security starts by looking at how we strengthen our interconnected economic fabric at the neighborhood level – and grow from within.
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Closing Speaker: Erica Williams, Millennial Social Impact Strategist
Founder: EWS Strategies
Erica Williams is a social impact strategist and appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media. Her passion is to help leaders and businesses change a changing world.
Through content development, cause campaign consulting, and training, Williams breaks down the theory and the practice of what it takes to create social impact in today’s diverse, youthful and technology-driven world.
Her expertise is birthed from nearly a decade of work with next generation leaders — utilizing technology, political organizing, coaching and campaign design for some of America’s largest nonprofits and businesses (Center for American Progress, Aspen Institute, Rock the Vote, Coca Cola, etc.)
Connect with Erica Williams:
- Follow Erica on Twitter @ericawilliamsdc
- Follow her on Instagram ericawilliamsdc
- Like her on Facebook Erica Williams Simon
- Check out her website