Calling Houston’s Youth: Learn to Lead

Summer Workshop Houston2016 Leadership for Teens Summer Workshops

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – As the act of innovating has evolved, so too have the innovators. BuildMyIdea.org is one such organization that focuses on the innovators, but a specific kind – the young ones. The organization seeks to engage and empower students between the ages of 12–18 through social and technological resources to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and service.

“We recognize students as change makers, social innovators and leaders,” said BuildMyIdea.org Founder Ryan Makhani. “Today’s youth are the collective potential for our future and will eventually make all the important decisions in existing and forth-coming industries.”

Back by popular demand for the second year, Leadership for Teens is a one-day workshop for 12-18 year olds packed with interactive and reflective activities designed to inspire teens to take charge of their lives and make education, career and personal choices that are in tune with their passion, strengths and purpose.

But this year, it has quadrupled! “To keep group sizes small and give personalized attention to each participant,” said Makhani, “the same workshop is offered on four dates and two locations.”

The Leadership for Teens workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on June 18, 19, 25 and 26. Participants can choose any one of the four dates. The venue for June 18 and 19 workshop is sponsored by Cowork Lab located in the Heights area and June 25 and 26 venue is sponsored by Office in America located in Southwest Houston.

To open up the dialogue, BuildMyIdea.org is also offering, “Raising Innovators,” a free one-hour session for parents of teens, at the Microsoft Store in Galleria Mall Houston.

“Our sponsors share similar values when it comes to leadership and purposeful learning,” said Makhani. “It was only natural to collaborate with these great organizations to have a part in creating Houston’s future leaders.”

Taught by the founder himself, this program is tailored for motivated teens who want to explore their strengths, passions and leadership abilities. “We see an opportunity for guiding students in how to explore learning and leadership that is beyond formal schooling,” said Makhani. “Through a transformative process, we hope to stimulate students to develop their strengths and see value in themselves and others.”

In his article featured on the Huffington Post, Makhani talked about the popular success formula that students often follow, but end up living “comfortable yet unfulfilling lives.” The “so-called” success formula goes something like this: Good Grades + Good College + Good Job = Success.

Not getting caught up with the popular success formula is in essence what BuildMyIdea.org is about. And Leadership for Teens workshop is on track to inspire new ideas and creativity among Houston’s youth.

For more information about Leadership for Teens Workshop or to register, visit BuildMyIdea.org/LFT.

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