To empower the minds of youth to have high aspirations, manage their lives, and the motivation to succeed. Improving the life and balance of success and educational goals. To promote academic excellence, lifestyle improvements, and accomplishing goals by initiating the growth and excellence the individuals can attain. Designs speeches the will enhance the lives of youth through communication and comparing everyday metaphors to the perspective of life, determinations, as well as destinations for the future. Motivating to better the quality of life of the youth who live in underprivileged communities; those who need to develop.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Guest Speaker Evaluation Form
Speaker: April Salisbury
Event: University of Rochester’s Upward Bound (High School)
Date July 24th 2012
Signature of Teaching Assistants/Coordinators:_____Audrey P. Burns
Coordinator, College Prep Center Franklin
Advisor, Upward Bound
David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sc
April Salisbury was a phenomenal addition to our Upward Bound 2012 Civic
Engagement and Community Leader Speaker’s Forum. April’s past experience with the
Upward Bound program helped her to connect and relate to the students, providing them
with motivation and real-life examples of the benefits that a college education can have
on their futures and the futures of their families.
April additionally focused on community and civic engagement and the importance of the
students being involved in the development and betterment of their communities and their
city. She provided both anecdotes and facts to the students, making them both interested
in the presentation and providing them with relevant information.
April is an excellent speaker, both confident and well prepared. The students were able to
complete group and individual work under her direction that added to their understanding
of the session. Her use of incentives was relevant and added to the students’ attention to
the session and their ultimate knowledge gained from the session. April is a pleasure to
work with and I hope that she is able to work with our students again.
I grew up in a small town in Virginia. My childhood has made me a stronger and an academically determined individual by facing the challenges of being financially underprivileged and at times not knowing if higher education was cut out for myself, many said I was never going to make it...but I overcame that notion.
Realizing my strengths with a positive outlook on life by achieving anything that I felt was possible and never giving up is what helped me overcome my challenges as a young adult. Due to my experiences and struggles, I am constantly driven by self motives, communities I’m engaged in, and what I want to do for the world.
My everyday goal is to encourage, inspire, educate and motivate the youth in our community. I continuously participate in charities and volunteer work; to instill a sense of community responsibility, philanthropy and awareness to all those in my communities. I am a firm believer that the youth is our future and they should reach to their highest potential and not let anything get in the way.
Influences & Inspiration
Growing up and realizing the challenges I was facing is what makes me a strong speaker. I didn't really understand my life obstacles until wanting to better self education and awareness but there was also something holding me back. I realized how to become stronger and motivated as an individual which leads me to want to motivate youth within similar experiences
I am highly influenced by:
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