Our guest speakers have the opportunity to serve as in-class resources – they help to educate, motivate and inspire our top performing students!
The Youth Business Alliance places volunteer guest speakers every week for the whole school year. YBA speakers get to tell their life story to students from underserved communities by sharing their personal and professional journey. Some key areas to highlight are:
CEO - Thriver Creative, YBA Guest Speaker and Community Board
Business Advisor at CKO Creator
Being a speaker of the YBA program transformed me in ways I could not imagine. The more I spoke to the kids, the more I heard myself and wanted to make sure I was walking the talk. I left the business I started with my husband and became a business coach for kids and a published author.
Moving to Oregon in August of 2018 did not deter me from the YBA program. I drove down at least once a month to speak at one or two schools per visit. I managed to make it to six schools and was invited to a YBA Awards ceremony for one of the schools. My four-year journey with YBA has been amazing and I plan to continue as long as I am able.
Partner at ZGF Architects