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Past  Events

National Youth Teen and Young Adult VIRTUAL Empowerment Summit

S.W.A.G. on PURPOSE

"So Where Am I Going."

This year's event has been moved to a virtual interface and is sure to be nothing short of amazing!  We have several speakers lined up ready to share their expertise with you!

SATURDAY MAY 15, 2021

You don't want to miss this powerful event!

Greetings from the Founder

One day Virtual National Conference with Youth 14-29 and their families from across the country coming together for education, mental wellness, enrichment activities, and speakers!

Our Keynote Kevin Hines, Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller

Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health and suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, multiple award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, international educator and speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives and encouraging others to seek help and spread empathy by spreading the message of hope and sharing his story. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.

REFORM, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is excited to announce our First National Youth Teen and Young Adult VIRTUAL Empowerment Summit. We will have TWO tracks. One for our youth aged 10-17 and one for our young adults 18-29, family members, and clinicians. Continuing Education Units will be offered for an extra fee.


Special THANK YOU to our sponsors Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission, Youth MOVE National, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Department of Human Services, The Chosen One Professional Services, LLC., Alpha Chi Epsilon Sigma Social Work Sorority, Inc., and Unleash by Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW

 

 

REFORM, Inc. prides itself on making an impact in the lives of youth and families by offering tools needed to overcome obstacles and empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations. We all know that takes time, dedication, and funding. We appreciate your encouragement, prayers, acts of kindness, and donations to ensure this event is a success. We would also like to thank each of you for supporting us over and over in each of our requests made to you. Know that we do not take our charge lightly and we appreciate you being behind us.

 

Each sponsor, volunteer, speaker, Board member, coordinator, intern, and attendees, THANK YOU for believing in our mission and in us to accomplish our goal to make this world a better place. We know without God, none of this would be possible and He has done exceedingly and above all we could ask or even imagine.

This is all made possible due to our sponsors, Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission, Youth MOVE National, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Department of Human Services, The Chosen One Professional Services, LLC., Alpha Chi Epsilon Sigma Social Work Sorority, Inc., and Unleash by Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW. We pray after the weekend of May 15, 2021, something will again be done or said that ignites a flame within you that will be then paid forward. Always remember, Dreams Do Come True with Proper Support, Planning, and Action.

Yours truly,

 

Melrita Maechel Johnson, LCSW

President and Founder of REFORM, Inc.

Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW