Taylor can help set the way in order to show the importance of goal speaking and how to create a plan and carry it out.
Leadership by example
Everyone has the capability to be a leader. It takes self discipline, passion, positive attire and sometimes you have to be out of your comfort zone,but we all have the ability to be a leader. Always remember everything you do leaves an impact some where, whether it’s with your family, friends or even strangers.
Taylor has accomplished things that few people have done. Having a big heart and passion is what got him to where he wanted to go. In this picture, Taylor explains that every action we make can have a lasting impact on our lives and motivates people to live life intentionally with purpose. Every action we do is what defines who we are.
Q and A
Taylor can explain his life stories and experiences along with a Question and Answer session after the story.
Concerned about funding for your event? Check out these tips below.
- Share Taylor with another school in your area on the same day. Taylor’s fee is cut nearly in HALF for your school if you share Taylor with another school. Taylor can speak at your school in the morning, a neighboring school in the afternoon and then catch a flight home. Taylor speaks to more students, you save money…it’s a win-win for everyone!
- Check with your school administration for funding from the Associated Student Body fund. For teacher inservice programs, ask about Staff Development — Title VI funding.
- Plan to integrate and highlight Taylor into a major theme such as cultural awareness week, health day, Red Ribbon Week, etc. Depending on your theme, federal grant money might be available. For example, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) might approve a funding request for a speaker who addresses alcohol and drug prevention, sexual abstinence, tobacco use, teen pregnancy, gangs, crime, and violence prevention. Check with your school district or federal government office to find out who is dispensing these funds in your state. Request an application form.
- Apply for other grant monies from your state by contacting your State Department of Human Services and/or State Department of Education. They can direct you to the correct office – for example, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Contact other local agencies in your county that already have grant monies from state agencies. For example, the Criminal Justice Department or Department of Public Safety might have distributed funds into mental health agencies or programs for mentoring youth.
- Contact your school’s PTO/PTA. Share your plans with them. They are more likely to contribute funds if your plan is well thought out.
- Have student leaders contact local organizations, i.e. Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Lions Club, Elks, Chamber of Commerce. Present your plan and request their sponsorship.
- Create a win-win situation. Contact several of your larger local businesses, especially those related to services for teens and their families. Ask for the owner, CEO, or Community Services Department. If they are willing to help sponsor Taylor, you can exchange the favor by announcing their support to your students and parents.
- Invite multiple clubs on campus to participate and help in a fundraising project. A cooperative effort helps students collaborate and learn about the time and effort it takes to acquire funding in the real world.