Half a million-young people will be served next month through The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative. The series of events is being held worldwide Monday, April 24 through Saturday, April 29 in large cities and small villages internationally. The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative is an international movement comprising hundreds of free community events with topics ranging from leadership and career development to anti-bullying, and self-esteem.
These sessions are designed to help the youth in communities around the world thrive.
Locally, Ella Clark and Pastor Carlos D. Williams, of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church (OKMBC) have partnered with The John Maxwell Team to host a Youth Leadership and Employment Event. The Youth Leadership and Empowerment event will be held April 24 and 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the church located at 1734 East Third Street.
On Saturday, April 29, the Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church will host a Youth Career Day from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. The goal of the Youth Career Day is to educate students about the amazing diversity of career opportunities in our region and the skills needed to acquire jobs. The Youth Career Day will include career workshops, mock interviews, and feedback on appearances, interview skills and resumes. Representatives from the regional companies along with business leaders, educators, recruiters from community colleges and universities will be in attendance to connect with their future workforce and encourage students to acquire the skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
“Through The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative, we have the chance to influence tomorrow’s leaders today,” said Ella Clark, Certified John Maxwell Team Member. “With John Maxwell, I’ve learned that leadership develops daily, not in a day. Our goal is to spark an intentional and lifelong leadership interest in today’s youth.”
The event is free and area students between the ages of 8-18 are invited to attend. Registration is required to participate. To register, call 423.629.6115.