Connie Parks, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, .Texas
Elizabeth Kettl, Navy MWR Mid Atlantic Boys & Girls Club, Portsmouth, Va.
Gissela Machado, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawthorne, .N.J.
Kristin Goncalves, Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club, Ridgefield, Conn.
Liza Billotti, Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County, Royal Oak, Mich.
Trevor Howard, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Victor Marinelli, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Seaside, Calif.
Conference Objectives 1. Learn skills and take part in brand new experiences that will enable participants to provide leadership in their Club and community for academic success, career preparation and community service projects and activities. 2. Demonstrate good character as participants promote the values of unity, freedom, justice, democracy and opportunity for all. 3. Develop an increased awareness and appreciation of diversity and the value of tolerance. 4. Establish positive relationships with Keystoners from throughout the U.S. and across the globe. 5. Engage in thought-provoking sessions and hands-on learning opportunities.
Preparing for the Conference
What Meals are Provided?
Appetizers will be served Thursday and Friday evening
What forms you need to bring/send in:
General Waiver- sent to [email_address] or faxed to 404-487-5840. Parental permission slip should be brought with you and held by the lead advisor.
What to Wear?
Weather-65-75 degree range is average for this time of year.
The awards ceremony Saturday will be casual dress
Overall conference: casual but appropriate (Example)
Appropriate for the Conference
Not-Appropriate for the Conference
Getting to the Conference
Travel from the Orlando International Airport to the Hotel
Super Shuttle (800-410-4444) is $45 round trip per person
Taxi runs around $45 one way
Parking at the Hotel
On-site parking is available for $9 per day, valet is $14 a day and busses or motor coaches are $25 a day.
Thursday at a Glance
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration, Hospitality, Video Roll Call, Keystone Briefings
3:30-4 p.m. Meetings: Safety Team Briefing, Talent Show Rehearsal,
3:30-5 p.m. MyClubMyLife.com Reporter Training
-Kelvin Sims firstname.lastname@example.org
4:30-5 p.m. Mandatory Advisors Briefing
4:45-5:30 p.m. Gold Social 09-10 Clubs (Invitation Only)
5:45-6:30 p.m. Gold Social 10-11 Clubs (Invitation Only)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Community Awareness and Engagement Track
10:10-10:50 a.m. Advisor Sessions
11:15-12:15 p.m. Community Awareness and Engagement Track repeats
11:25-12:10 p.m. Advisor Sessions repeat
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:30-3:30 p.m. Elements of Keystone-Project Planning Track
2:45-3:15 p.m. Advisor Sessions
3:45-4:45 p.m. Just for Fun Track
3:55-4:35 p.m . Advisors Sessions Repeat
4:45-7:00 p.m. Free Time-Dinner on your own
7:30-8:30 p.m. General Session- Gabe Salazar, motivational speaker
8:30-11:30 p.m. Evening Activities – On site (Talent Show)
11:30 p.m. Curfew
Saturday at a Glance 7:15-7:45 a.m. Mandatory Advisors Briefing/Breakfast 8:00-8:30 a.m. Keystone Pep Rally 8:45-3:00 p.m. Off-site Community Service Experience 9:00-10:00 a.m. Super Session: SMART Choices for Young Women 9:00-10:00 a.m. Super Session: SMART Choices for Young Men 9:00-3:00 p.m. Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Training (invitation ) 10:30-11:30 a.m. Super Session: Mentoring Super Session: Money Matters 10:40-11:20 a.m. Advisor Regional Meetings 11:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own 1:45- 2:45 p.m. Super Session: Youth of the Year Panel 1:55-2:35 p.m. Advisor Session 2:45-4:00 p.m. Free Time 4:00-5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony 5:00p.m.-Curfew Walt Disney World
Activities that require Pre-Registration
Thursday: 3 on 3 Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments
Friday: College Experience, Career Experience and Talent Show
Saturday: Shackelton’s Way Full Day Leadership workshop for Keystone Presidents and or Vice Presidents. Essays due TODAY to [email_address]
Saturday: Community Service Project
Advisors will receive an email once registration is open for these experiences and opportunities.
You will be able to register your teens via the online registration site.
Note Space is limited for these experiences.
Important Due Dates
Essay’s for Shackelton’s Way Full Day Leadership workshop due Wednesday February 9 th [email_address]
National Keystone Club of the Year award entries due Friday February 18 th
Expectations of Advisors
The most important support an advisor can offer is that of a positive role model
Advisors must attend all sessions
Make sure your Keystoners are prepared, participating and on time
You are required to participate in hallway duty/safety
Make sure your Keystoners know the expectations and abide by them
Expectations of Keystoners
Must attend all sessions
Co-ed visitation not allowed (unless meeting with advisor)
Show respect and courtesy at all times
Wear appropriate attire
Listen and respect other advisors, presenters, staff, volunteers, etc.
Cell phones, iPods, PDAs must be turned off while in sessions
Keystone Conference Preview Webinar for Teens
Wednesday February 16 th at 7pm EST (6pm Central, 5pm Mountain and 4pm Pacific)
Same place and computer requirements: http://breeze.bgca.net/teenservices
We will review conference expectations and provide tips for getting the most out of the conference experience
Social Media If you have teens interested in being apart of the Social Media Crew please contact me at [email_address] Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/KeystoneBGCA Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/KeystoneBGCA Conference Hash tag: #KeystoneBGCA
We Are Here to Support You Rachel Falgout - Sr. Director, Teen Services (Pacific) [email_address] or 404-487-5950 Elaina Ouimet - Director, Teen Services (Northeast and Southwest) [email_address] or 404-487-5801 David Reid - Director, Teen Services (Southeast) [email_address] or 404-487-5805 Dave Rozman - Director, Teen Services (Midwest) [email_address] or 616-396-4300 Debra Clark – Prog. Assistant, Keystone Clubs (Registration) [email_address] or 404-487-5852