Conference Agenda

Showcase Presentations

During the State Conference students are treated to student driven presentations selected from our Regional Connect events. These student "showcases" present topics, programs and ideas that are being executed throughout the state of Michigan, ranging from peer mentor groups, anti-bullying programs, community service projects and much more. Each showcase contains detailed information on the action student leaders took to create change in their school and how other schools can put these ideas to work for their own schools. Showcase presentations offer networking and idea sharing sessions to our State Conference Line up.

Example Showcase Presentation 

Michigan Student Voice

Welcome to the future of student voice. A voice that needs to be heard, harnessed and echoed across Michigan. As you continue to light the way for students in your school and community, we want to give you the chance to inspire and empower fellow student leaders from across the state on topics that resonate with all Michigan students. Welcome to Michigan Student Voice.

A new feature to this years State Leadership Conference is Michigan Student Voice. A program designed to give our leaders the opportunity to present topics in a fast paced, powerful presentation style on the main stage of our State Conference.

Below is an example of a MSV presentation submission

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Structured Activities 

In order for our students to put some of their conference experience into real world application, our host school helps to design student structured activities that continue the dialog on the importance of self-growth, leadership philosophy and other curricular items to support the educational growth mindset. These activities are interactive, challenging and most importantly, a fun way to teach our student leaders.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Brandon Lee White

Author, speaker, and youth mover, Brandon Lee White has spoken to thousands of youth and adults in nearly all 50 states about “owning it” in life and leadership.

Brandon has been seen on TLC, Discovery Health, Fit TV, and TEDx. He attended Rockhurst University where he earned his Master’s in Business as well as a double major in Business and Psychology.

At home Brandon loves spending time with his beautiful wife and son. They enjoy leading and serving in their church. Plus, Brandon can’t get enough of barbecuing, sports, hunting, and meeting new people as he travels around the country.


Houston Kraft

Houston Kraft is a professional speaker, leadership consultant, and kindness advocate who speaks at schools, conferences, and events internationally. He has spoken to nearly a half a million people at 600 engagements and counting.

He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong - trainings and curriculums that create more compassionate cultures in schools and communities. He has been featured on the Huffington Post and highlighted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. His messages about character, leadership, compassion, and kindness resonate with audiences age 5-95.


Tei Street

The “Amazing” Tei Street is the founder and sole proprietor of StreetTalk with the “Amazing” Tei Street, a national motivational speaking, training and educational consulting company. She is one of the best and most sought after youth speakers in the country. Prior to the national launch of her business, Tei amassed a wealth of experience in higher education, curriculum development & training in sexual assault prevention, domestic violence prevention and advocacy, education and youth leadership development.  She served as Statewide Minority Liaison for the former Ohio Secretary of State, Director of Community Education & Engagement for the former Ohio Treasurer and Director of Education for the former Columbus, Ohio Mayor. Tei holds Bachelor & Master of Arts degrees from The Ohio State University.