Awakening the human potential for inspiring sustainable, impactful, solutions.

October 27th-29th 2017

Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia

Action Focus Track

Education: Bringing the SPARK back!

Presented by: The Cypress Initiative, Inc.

The Education track will point participants toward bringing the passion and fun back into the culture of education.

Our youth face unprecedented challenges. Learn from non-profit leaders, social workers, mentors, teachers, and parents who have significantly reduced risk factors our youth face – and found a new energy for their work.

Sessions will include:
Foundational principles that naturally unleash creative potential and innovation, Relationship and resilience building in yourself and others, Practical Teaching demonstrations, as well as Insight-Discussion opportunities.

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Brooke Wheeldon-Reece

Brooke Wheeldon-Reece, MBA, is the President/CEO of The Cypress Initiative, Inc. – a 3 Principles based non-profit organization.

She is the co-author of the S.P.A.R.K. (Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside Kids) Mentoring Curriculum which is currently being taught to over 1,000 children in Tampa and around the world.

Prior to her work with The Cypress Initiative, she was a national trainer for the Mendez Foundation’s nationally recognized Too Good for Drugs and Violence prevention programs. She also spent time as a business consultant and curriculum developer for Verizon and

Brooke knew she found her home with The Cypress Initiative after watching her husband come out of a deep depression with seemingly little effort. She now dedicates her work to creating sustainable change throughout all populations via mentoring, coaching and teaching an understanding of the mind.

Brooke Wheeldon-Reece

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