April 4, 2014
Register for the 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 7-9 in College Station, Texas.
Register now for the 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 7-9 in College Station, Texas. YES welcomes youth ages 10 to 18 to experience a three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. This year's theme is "Operation Success."
Hosted by the 2014-15 AQHYA officers and directors, YES will hold a wide variety of activities and speakers focused on the youth of our industry. If you’ve never attended YES, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people and have fun learning about leadership. The event is open to current AQHYA members and non-members.
This year, YES will feature keynote speaker Josh Sundquist, a best-selling author, motivational speaker, cancer survivor and Paralympic ski racer. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to public schools to the White House. Youth will attend breakout sessions with Wrangler Xtreme Team members; round-table discussions with 15 visiting associations; a social media and cyber-bullying address by Danielle Plourd; cultural awareness insights from some of the coaches and managers of the 2014 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup teams; and a night of country music with Templeton Thompson.
However, the fun does not end there. Attendees will also be visiting Grand Station for an afternoon full of activities, plus a visit to Cavender’s for some great exclusive shopping deals.
"YES is a great opportunity for our AQHYA members to meet other youth from around the country and learn valuable leadership skills," said Robin Alden, AQHA manager of AQHYA and youth development.
AQHYA’s leadership team for 2014-15 will also be elected at YES. Voting delegates representing the affiliates will elect the AQHYA officers and directors during YES. AQHYA’s 11 regions will also elect up to three directors to represent their region during the conference.
“Creating new leaders and teaching them the foundations of good leadership is what we hope to accomplish with this year’s seminar,” said Todd Branson, AQHA director of youth development.
For more information on the 2014 YES, visit www.aqha.com/yes.
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