Alton Carter - Impacting Children Living in Poverty

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Nancy Jaeger
Agency Assistant: Holly Schneider 920-236-0534
Location: FVTC Oshkosh Campus
150 N. Campbell Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Facility: Conference Center, Room 133C
8/16/2017 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Alton Carter, author of “The Boy Who Carried Bricks” and "Aging Out” joins CESA 6 to share his story to inspire teachers and community members working with youth to do all they can to "change the world".

Alton endured family struggles that fated in poverty, drug and alcohol addiction, overdoses, long prison sentences, domestic abuse, dropping out of school for Alton’s brothers and uncles. But, what made him different?  “I am only different than anyone in my family in the choices I made.”

Join CESA 6 and Alton Carter to hear his message on how to better the lives of young people caught in trying circumstances beyond their control. Alton’s message is clear "The importance and value of hope should never be underestimated.” Alton’s story is ultimately one of perseverance and hope.

Workshop Goals

  •   Enhance your understanding about the powerful impact teachers, coaches and administrators have on the lives of children
  •   Learn how to focus on the importance of relationships in school and education
  •   Seek to better the lives of young people caught in trying circumstances beyond their control
  •   Discover how to be transparent, allowing students to see you as a person, not just an educator
  •   Understand how to utilize your mistakes to teach children how to solve problems
  •   Demonstrate and model positive behavior and how to handle bad situations in many circumstances for students

Who should attend?

Education professionals, foster care, court, social work and law enforcement professionals, university instructors and students, community members and all those interested in making a positive impact on children living in poverty.

** FREE for New teachers (initial educator 0-2 years)


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Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.