The Grosse Pointe Public School System is leading an original project—the Nspire Talks Conference—this February 6th to amplify student voice, showcase their public schools, and benefit the Michigan Eye Bank.
Last year, high school students from around Metro Detroit gathered to share their original speeches at the first GP Nspire Talks Conference with a live audience and raise money for charity. In November, the second Nspire Talks event was held at the college level at the University of Michigan. Both events were a tremendous success with engaging speakers and inspired audiences.
This year, kids will again have that opportunity; however, this year’s event has expanded the concept of the Nspire Talks Conference event to also include elementary and middle school students answering the question, “What’s your vision for ____?” with short and inspiring talks delivered live on stage. The event will not only showcase young people with amazing ideas and insights, but it will raise awareness of the organ donor registry, the impact of organ/tissue donation, and support the work of the Michigan Eye Bank.
Inspiring students. Inspiring ideas. Inspiring others.
Students from Grosse Pointe elementary, middle and high schools, as well as several other schools from around Metro Detroit, have identified a representative student (or student duo) who will give a Nspire Talk. Motivated to find the Kid Presidents in our own schools, the Nspire Talks Conference was designed to give kids the microphone to animate their ideas in a short and inspiring speech no more than 5 minutes. In a style similar to TED Talks, kids will speak individually or with a partner from their school addressing the question, “What’s your vision for ___?” Talks could be about family, school, community, animals, technology, charity, sports, how people treat one another, etc., or anything of the student’s choice.
Thanks to Our Partners and Collaborators!
- Grosse Pointe Public Schools
- Galileo Consortium
- Michigan Eye Bank’s Millennial Council
- University of Michigan Chapter of the Delta Gamma Foundation
Join us to be NSpired!
- WHEN: 7-10 p.m., Friday, February 6th (youngest presenters go first). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Brownell Middle School Multi-purpose Room, 260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (parking behind)
- More information and the ability to get online tickets is available on the event website
- Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $12/adult, $10 for students and senior citizens
- Gary G. Abud, Jr., K-12 Instructional Coach, Grosse Pointe Public School System, 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year, email@example.com, 313-799-3785, @mr_abud
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