SLC Youth Schedule

*Schedule subject to change.

 

 

8:30 am - 8:50 am

Donut Devotional

Rise and shine LDSHE youth! Start your conference day with some spiritual food and a sweet treat. Our 20-minute morning devotional will focus on our conference theme.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

For Big Dreamers, Dragon Slayers, and Freedom Fighters Only (Dan Ralphs)

Time to stop waiting. Time to stop hesitating. There has never been a better time to chase your dreams than now. In this session, we will rally our confidence and open the door to living out our dreams today!

Dan Ralphs
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Games & Snacks

At conference we don’t just trudge through a long-day of classes and speakers… We get out and play too! A couple times each day, we’ll break for games. This time allows the youth to meet new friends, play games, and have some time to socialize.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Calm Through the Chaos (Bryce Larson)

Life is full of threats and dangers. They are physical and spiritual. How then do we navigate through the chaos of life with peace and confidence? That is where we come in. While going through life full of constant panic and fear sounds exciting, it is probably not the best option available. This is an interactive course where we will cover how to avoid dangers as well as how to handle them if they cannot be avoided. There will also be a question-and-answer portion where participants can ask how to handle specific situations.

Bryce Larson
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stepping Into Your God-Given Gifts (Paige Anderson)

What do Ammon, a modern-day hostage negotiator and you have in common? Come to class to find out. 🙂 We have all been given gifts and our Heavenly Father wants to give us even more gifts. But how do we discover our gifts and how do we use them once we know what they are? In this class, you will discover one of your current spiritual gifts as well as decide one you want to pray for.  Then we will discuss how you can know what the Lord would have you do with them.  Come to class and see just how fun Spiritual Gifts can be.

Paige Anderson
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Win Friends and Influence People (Rob Robson)

Unlock the Power of Friendships and Influence in our Class on "Mastering the Art of Winning Friends and Influencing People!"

🌟 Join us for an engaging and fun-filled journey to valuable skills to build lasting friendships that can help you positively influence others.

🤝 Empower yourself with confidence and the ability to connect with others effortlessly.

Enroll now and watch yourself begin to flourish in social settings!

Rob Robson
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Youth Games

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

How Could He Do That? (Kelly Kunz)

Do you ever wonder how God could do some of the things He has done? Join us as we explore some of the laws of science in an effort to increase our understanding of our earth, its creation, and our experiences here on our God-given home.

Kelly Kunz
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Intro to Debate: Let's SPAR! (Mary Stoddard)

Come join us at the one place you're actually allowed (uh, encouraged) to argue! Academic debate is one of the best ways to practice thinking critically, analyzing information, and articulating your beliefs eloquently. Plus, it's just plain fun. Bring your friends and join us for the ultimate intellectual fight night experience!

Mary Stoddard
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Finding Peace in Christ (Nik and Darla Day)

Join this dynamic couple for a daytime fireside featuring live performances of youth music and powerful stories that will inspire you to deepen your relationship with Christ and find more peace and power in your life.

Nik and Darla Day
2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

Games & Snacks

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Your Views Matter: Hands-On Writing Workshop (Marci McPhee)

Change the world with your words! You may be an aspiring writer or a sporadic journal scribbler. You may be a budding author or reluctant essayist (doing the bare minimum to pass). Wherever you land, this workshop is for you. Marci McPhee has taught and coached hundreds of folks – clients, college undergraduates, and high school students – to improve their writing and own their voice.

Marci McPhee
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

What Comes Next? (Mary Stoddard, Peggy Reeder, Blake Jones)

As you look toward the end of your homeschooling years, do you wonder what comes next? Come hear from three awesome young adults who, just a few years ago, were right where you are now! They obviously don't have all the answers for your life, but they are excited to share their stories and their perspectives on how to navigate from amazing homeschool students into thriving young adults.

Mary Stoddard
Peggy Reeder
Blake Jones
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Resilience through Rejection Therapy (Bryce Larson)

Our bodies are incredibly unique and complex. They require physical exertion of some kind in order to not only grow in strength but even to maintain where we are currently. Without the physical stress required to break down and rebuild muscle, our bodies decay, causing such frailty that even the act of standing would become impossible. Our minds are no different. They need exertion in order to grow and stay alive. This course will give you some tools to help fortify a bullet-proof mind by conditioning yourself to rejection through safe and calculated risks.

Bryce Larson
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Sidekick to Hero (Joey Mascio)

We were born to be the hero of our story. But sometimes we feel like the sidekick. Being able to make the change from sidekick to hero is not only fun but crucial to the success and happiness of teens. Teens will learn how to reframe and rewrite the narrative in their heads to put themselves in control of their story. Confidence and motivation come from knowing who you are and not just acting like, but THINKING like, a hero.

Joey Mascio
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Youth Talent Show & BYU Ballrom Dance Team

We are always moved by the talents that are shared at our conference! All attendees are invited to this fabulous evening event. Homeschool youth are a talented bunch, and this is an opportunity for your whole family to enjoy lively entertainment and lots of laughs in a warm, family environment.

8:30 am - 8:50 am

Donut Devotional

Rise and shine LDSHE youth! Start your conference day with some spiritual food and a sweet treat. Our 20-minute morning devotional will focus on our conference theme.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Heroes of the Book of Mormon (Jason Mow)

Have you ever wondered what it means when the scriptures say, “If all men were like unto Captain Moroni…"? Or why learning about Teancum’s life is important to your spiritual journey? Why were the Lamanites so afraid of Captain Lehi? What does it mean that the stripling warriors fought with the strength of God? What was Mormon, a warrior and prophet, trying to tell us about these great heroes? And why did Mormon stop writing about the gospel of Jesus Christ and drop a war story right in the middle of the most important religious book ever written?

Come and listen as Mr. Jason draws from his decades of experience as a soldier, SWAT team leader, government contractor, and seminary teacher, and teaches from a warrior’s perspective about why understanding the story of the “war chapters” from the Book of Mormon is vital for our salvation today.

Jason Mow
9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Recipe for Revelation (Eric Richards)

Getting clear answers to prayer is not as complicated as you once thought. In this uplifting talk, popular speaker Eric Richards reveals the Lord's “recipe” for how to receive direct answers from Heavenly Father. The Lord promises that we can literally hear and feel His voice saying, "This is the way, walk ye in it" (Isaiah 30:21). Despite this precious promise of guidance, even the best Latter-day Saints sometimes struggle to discern answers from above. Using the experience of the brother of Jared from the Book of Mormon and a revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Doctrine and Covenants, Brother Richards-with his unique humor, stories, scriptures, and doctrine-shares the three simple things you can do to get guidance for any situation. He finishes with an incredible personal experience about how following this recipe literally changed his family forever. If you or someone you love is struggling to feel connected to heaven, this Christ-centered message may be the answer you need.

Eric Richards
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Games & Snacks

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Social Two-Step Dance (Ryan Palmer)

Social dance is a great way to meet new people as well as show off your fancy skills on the dance floor. This class will begin with the basics of the Two-Step (also known as Night Club Two-Step so as not to be confused with Country Two Step), and then work through some more experienced figures and steps. Two-Step songs can be found everywhere, so this dance comes in very handy at school, church, and social dances and gatherings.

Ryan Palmer
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Situational Awareness & Self-Defense (Jason Mow)

Come and enjoy a fun, judgment-free, interactive, hands-on experience with Mr. Jason as he explains the fundamentals of personal security, self-awareness, and self-defense. From his 30 years of training and real-world application as a soldier, SWAT team leader, government contractor, bodyguard, martial arts instructor, and seminary teacher, Mr. Jason has created a basic self-defense class for youth that focuses on empowerment, common sense, simplicity, and most of all, understanding your personal relationship with God and why He needs you to be safe.

Jason Mow
11:00 am - 11:45 am

You Are the Music (Scott Wright)

n this participatory experience of rhythm, we will use drums and other percussion instruments (including the body) to have an experience of music. We won't just listen to music. We will play and create something together!

Scott Wright
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Youth Games

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Come Swing with Me (Blake Jones)

Come learn to swing dance and have fun with others! No prior experience is necessary. We will go over the basic steps and moves of East Coast Swing.

Blake Jones
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Turn Hobbies & Interests Into a Career (Marci McPhee)

Sure, go ahead and focus on that dream career – but be open to plot twists when you find your side hustle or hobby opening up new opportunities for you. Marci will share her journey from full-time mom to university administrator to editor for such notables as Steve Young, Richard Ostler, and Fatimah Salleh, among others.

Marci McPhee
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Jesus: Parting Your Red Sea (Tracy Ward)

Mortality is full of tough stuff! We have a body, relationships, weaknesses, sins, accidents, deadlines, disappointments, and big emotions. Life often feels overwhelming and impossible. Sometimes we wonder if God is with us in our challenges. While deliverance often looks different than we expect, we CAN count on Him to part our Red Seas in powerful ways that work for our good. Come and discover tools learned in the furnace of affliction that will increase your understanding of Jesus’ character, power, and peace.

Tracy Ward
2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

Games & Snacks

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Living an Inspired Life (James Perry)

Figuring out what to do with your life could be a lifelong struggle or a lifelong adventure. It’s up to you. James will share some stories from his own life and what he’s learned so far. There is so much beauty and joy available to you. Let’s talk about how to let it fill you and overflow to those around you.

James Perry
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Rock Climbing, X-Games, and a Higher Purpose (Aaron Shamy)

Aaron Shamy is a master teacher and world class climbing coach who shows how our Father in Heaven wants to be involved in the details of our lives, and how we can access His power to live up to the higher purpose we have for our lives!

Aaron Shamy
5:20 pm - 5:45 pm

Volunteer Meeting

Would you and your parent want to help LDSHE next year? Come learn about our organization and see how your talents and time match with our needs! We guarantee there is a position that is just right for you. We provide all the training you’ll need to succeed. We promise you’ll find the talents you develop and the friendships you gain to be so rewarding! If you are even thinking about volunteering, please grab your parent and come to our info meeting to get all your questions answered!

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

"Lantern Festival" Family Dance

The "Lantern Festival" family dance is going to be visually stunning and so much fun for all members of the family. As you dance the night away with your friends and family, you'll feel transported to the markets, parades, and festivals of China!

8:30 am - 8:50 am

Donut Devotional

Rise and shine LDSHE youth! Start your conference day with some spiritual food and a sweet treat. Our 20-minute morning devotional will focus on our conference theme.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Magic of Change and Pursuing the Impossible (Brad Barton)

Achievement expert Brad Barton reveals the innovative and focused thinking it takes to shatter decades-old track & field world records. Enjoy inspiring stories, startling magic, and laugh out loud as Brad equips you to answer when God calls to you, embrace challenge and change with grit, and pursue the impossible.

Brad Barton
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Games & Snacks

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Let's GOAL For It! (Heidi Bodrero)

Welcome to Goal Training 101! We will discuss goals! What's the big deal? Why are they important? How do I choose a goal? Making a goal is not just a fun thing to do. Setting goals is linked with self-confidence, motivation, and autonomy. We were created to progress, change, and transform. But why do we get stopped? What is really happening when we lose motivation or hit that wall? How can we set ourselves up for success? Join me as we discuss the ins and outs of setting and accomplishing goals!

Heidi Bodrero
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Entrepreneur at Any Age (Marcello Surjopolos)

Most people don't know that becoming an entrepreneur is possible for practically anyone. It is one of the most exciting things you can do in life. In this class, we'll explore what it takes to start and grow a business that you love.

Marcello Surjopolos
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Warrior Ethos

Mr. Jason has over 25 years of law enforcement and military experience. In 2017, he was critically wounded in the line of duty and left unable to walk. As he struggled with unspeakable tragedies that left him homeless, unemployable, divorced, crippled, and financially ruined, Jason was inspired to create the Warrior Ethos. He looked to the examples of his own personal heroes and the lessons he had learned from his elite tactical training and life experiences to guide him back to health. Jason wants others to take the challenge of accepting the Warrior Ethos in their own personal lives. As a motivational speaker, Jason now travels the country, helping others understand what it takes to be a true warrior. His new mission is to help prepare this royal generation to answer the prophet’s call to join the Lord's youth battalion in gathering Israel and preparing the world for Christ's return.

Jason Mow
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Games

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Just Dumb Kids (Samuel Martineau)

If you ask students why they are struggling academically, the most common answer is that they procrastinate too much, are lazy, or don't manage their time well. The answers sound like they explain the situation. In reality, these answers are more or less useless and harmful. They operate on the idea that kids fail because they are just dumb kids, and that couldn't be further from the truth.

Samuel Martineau
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Your Temple Endowment: A Precious Gift (Larry and Alexis Rich)

Heavenly Father loves all of His children and gives each of us gifts to bless ourselves and others. One of these gifts is the temple endowment. The endowment can be compared to a Pearl of Great Price. This discussion will focus on preparing to receive this precious pearl.

Larry and Alexis Rich
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Impactful Storytelling & Acting (Ricardo Costa)

This class will give students a window into the world of acting and how to tell a story that leaves a meaningful and impactful effect on those who hear it. An accomplished actor and director, Ricardo will give the students hands on tips on how to be more effective at acting and storytelling.

Ricardo Costa
2:15 pm - 2:50 pm

Games & Snacks

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Find Your Personal Mission to Help Others and Bless the World (Marcello Surjopolos)

Most people travel through life aimlessly, without purpose. But if you can find your purpose in life at an early age, everything changes. It drives you to wake up morning after morning, excited for a new day. In this class, we will talk about who you are and where you are going in life so that your life can be lived to the fullest!

Marcello Surjopolos
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Help Your Parents Understand Why You Need to Travel the World (Dale and Michelle Bartlett)

Travel will change your life! You and your parents may not understand how inexpensive it really can be. Come and hear all the tricks and secrets to traveling the world for really the cost of being home. We will inspire you with the fun and joy these adventures create so that you can help your family see the world in a very different way. Your family adventure awaits!

Dale & Michelle Bartlett
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Architectural Principles and Life's Foundations (Trenton S. Jones, AIA)

Architect Louis Sullivan famously said, "Form follows function." In other words, the use or function of a building's interior should be reflected in the building's exterior form. Yet, despite the variations in a building's function and form, there are certain pieces and parts common to all buildings. In this class, we'll overview some of the basic principles of architecture, touching on some history, design concepts, and the importance of a strong foundation in both architecture and life.

Trenton S. Jones, AIA
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm

Break

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Celebrations & Closing Announcements

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Why Wait to Be Great? (Paige Anderson)

Paige Anderson
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Graduation

Join us for a personalized, family-centered graduation ceremony. Each graduate and his/her parents have the opportunity to share words of wisdom and encouragement in a personalized program highlighting their accomplishments. Each graduate is allowed to write his/ her own graduation remarks, and the parents will hand the diplomas out to their children. This is a meaningful ceremony to mark the transition to bigger and better things. A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.