"ADVERSITY IS YOUR GREATEST ASSET"
NOAH SCHULTZ - Social Innovator, Public Speaker, Youth Advocate
Noah Schultz is a social innovator, youth advocate and public speaker from Portland, Oregon, who is passionate about bringing services to underprivileged youth. Having served seven-and-a-half years in prison he has a personal connection and motivation to drive reform in our justice system through humanizing the stories of the incarcerated and raising awareness around mass incarceration. He is co-owner of Forgotten Culture Clothing, co-founder of Verbal Escape and subject of the award winning documentary "Perception: Prison to Purpose."
Traumatic and stressful life events are a part of our existence. Through embracing whats outside of our own control we unleash an inner peace during moments of extreme hardship. This spoken word poetry presentation is focused on finding the purpose in the pain and lessons in the madness.
YOUTH LED COALITION BUILDING
Participants will learn how to leverage their current positions, create resource circles and talk about ways to build partnerships with other youth and community partners. This presentation teaches young people how to amplify their impact through identifying key stakeholders and resources for their project, or cause.
SCREENING & PRESENTATION
This presentation will include a screening of my documentary Perception from Prison to Purpose followed by a presentation and interactive Q&A. The film features my story of serving a 7.5 year sentence within Oregon's youth correctional system and how I went from a gang involved high school drop out to college graduate and youth advocate.
IMPROVING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
This workshop is centered on elevating youth voice through apprenticed leadership and youth led programming. The session will hold a two-part focus on how to best implement youth leadership practices in closed custody and community settings.
VISION, STRATEGY, ACTION
Vision, Strategy, Action is a 6 month curriculum centered around lifestyle design, mindset and goal setting for incarcerated and under privileged youth. This full day workshop delivers the core principles covered in the full curriculum through an interactive storytelling experience.
OWN YOUR VOICE
This spoken word poetry infused workshop explores wounds and offers healing through writing. This session uses the art of story telling and performance to deliver an empowering experience.