Now in its 5th year, Boardman is pumping up the message as Yes Fest welcomes Wheelchair Bodybuilder and Dance Champion Nick Scott as guest speaker. Nick’s story is inspirational, motivational, and compelling especially for teens who struggle with peer pressure and not wanting to be ‘different.’ Nick talks about how a terrible car accident changed his life as a high school football player...but opened endless possibilities that he’d never imagined.
The entire High School as well as 7th and 8th graders from Glenwood Junior High will have the opportunity to hear Nick’s empowering message. Following his presentation, high school students will also travel to the gym for a community festival with endless volunteer choices.
Nearly 1400 students will be able to talk to representatives from nearly 60 valley non-profit organizations and community groups about a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Some of the guests include Akron Children’s Hospital, Beatitude House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Humane Society and Mahoning Valley’s United Way.
“I’ve been involved with Yes Fest since its inception, and we as administrators can see it’s really making an impact on our students,” said Assistant High School Principal Anne Bott.
“Giving teens the power to determine who they want to be, and providing them ways to make a positive difference can keep young adults from making that tragic mistake.”