K!DULT Youth Leadership Conference: New York, NY – June 26
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Habo Apparel’s experience at the conference was amazing to say the least.¬† Meeting several young go-getting kids¬†like ourselves, we seemed to¬†fit right in. The beauty of the conference was in the large number of participants, phenomenal speakers, and the simplicity of the message. One of my favorite moments of the day was when key-note speaker, Karen Nethersole, told us her story about what she wanted to be when she grew up. She told us to, “Dream BIG, audacious, ridiculous dreams!”
Another amazing moment was when we were in the presence of Mr. Hezekiah Griggs III. Not only do his accomplishments inspire but so do his words.¬† He was apart of the first panel discussion that took place, “How to Make Your Ideas into Money Makers”.
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The “Dressing for Success” portion of the conference was presented to us by Mr. Datwon Thomas and Ms. Simone Kapsalides.¬† Looking one’s best is always important because there is no impression like the first.
Pharrell and Diggy answered questions submitted online before the conference and directly from the audience.
“There is no such thing as nothing.” – Pharrell Williams
We networked with several kids at the conference, and made some great friends along the way!
Shout out to Canada and NYC!!! We LOVE you guys: Amanda, Lara, Alexia, and Sierra!
This guy right here is AMAZING to say the least. 19-year-old PR company owner, Harrison Kratz, was one of our mentor’s for the day.
Ahhh, there is nothing like a private music showcase with an incredible artist to end the day.
Again, the conference was amazing and definitely life changing! As a member of the first generation K!DULT Army, I challenge you to out and DREAM! “Dream BIG, audacious, ridiculous dreams!” Create change. We are the future and we have the power.
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