Previous Summits

Antelope High School – Antelope, CA. – August 17, 2017

Whitney High School – Rocklin, CA. – September 25, 2017

What is it?

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Student leaders from across academics, athletics, performing arts, various programs, and ASB come together for three hours before lunchtime on a school day. Think captain of football team, drama club president, FFA president, choir director, cheerleaders, wrestling/volleyball, speech and debate team, and other leaders that influence their small parts of the bigger whole school. They come together to build relationships (often with strangers), connect, and come up with ways to collaborate with each other. Often small groups don’t feel recognized, appreciated, or supported on campus and this summit uncovers ways for all students to feel belonging. Students learn to play to their strengths to bring the best out of everyone!

Why is it needed?

An outside experienced youth professional facilitator allows for authentic dialogue and maximized engagement. It also fosters a safe environment for students to create their own ownership in their ideas.

Today more than ever our youth are challenged with real face-to-face communicative connection. The morning moves so fast the kids will forget they have phones!

How does it work?

Students start with large group ice breakers, they quickly move into conversations in pairs, and then find split themselves into four medium size groups where common ground is established. From there, they break into small groups where they deepen relationships through sharing, discussion, and activities. The day ends on a high energy note with the big group connecting with each other and discovering ways to support each other.

What students said was the best thing?

  • My group appreciated my story about my program. I got to see all the special things going on at Antelope.
  • Hearing about all of our programs and their achievements.
  • The group that I was in was amazing and kind.
  • Being able to dive deeper with our small groups and connect to people from different areas at school.
  • My group was awesome!
  • The lessons of Attitude and Experiences.
  • Meeting and interacting with new people.
  • Talking to and meeting new people about their passion.
  • Discussing the traits of leaders.
  • Making Connections.
  • Getting to see all of the leaders at our school and working together with them to make antelope a more inclusive and awesome school!
  • Collaborating with other programs.
  • Talking to people I hadn’t talked to before was awesome!
  • Meeting new people and hearing other groups.
  • Am I allowed to say everything?
  • Getting to bond with people who have the same mindset as me.
  • Learning about new people
  • The activities we did
  • How passionate people were about the things they do when they shared in my group
  • Learn new things about people
  • Enjoyed talking about collaboration
  • The note card
  • Meeting new people and getting recognition for what I do
  • Working in small groups and having good conversation
  • Listening to people’s talents and traits
  • Being able to interact with NEW people
  • Connecting with others
  • Meeting Zion who was very goal orientated and inspired me
  • This/That and Never have I ever
  • Recognition and meeting new people
  • Meeting new people and learning about their interests
  • Seeing how amazing our school truly is
  • Learning people’s stories
  • The idea of all the minor clubs getting support
  • Realizing the beautiful souls on this campus that I probably would’ve never met before
  • The note cards because I could truly show my appreciation towards the people in my group
  • Doing the opening activities
  • Ice breakers
  • Learning how I can help other clubs
  • Having a voice
  • Small groups, hearing what groups on campus felt unappreciated and how we could come together
  • Hearing other people’s thoughts on how we could improve the support on our campus
  • Learning how to have a conversation with people you never met
  • Recognizing the clubs, sports, activities around school
  • The feeling of unity between students
  • Amazing the different quotes and thinking about different ways to approach it. I wish we did that more.
  • Meeting others and note cards
  • The 5 vowels of leadership and talking as a whole group about ways to collaborate
  • Note cards and sharing how we can help all programs
  • The atmosphere this program evoked was a feeling other speakers don’t. I attended things where small groups (100-300 titans) and this was the best so far.
  • Learning about people I didn’t know and getting deeper with people I did
  • Opening up to people
  • Getting in our small groups and learning about their passions and how they lead people
  • Talking and collaborating and sharing ideas with so many people in different organizations
  • Appreciated the spot light put on smaller clubs and programs
  • Being welcomed in my group
  • Learning about how different groups can collaborate with each other to make the school a better place
  • This or that
  • Getting to see other perspectives on how to become more of a combination of groups

What students said surprised them?

  • The Raven Guy. That some programs felt unappreciated. As yearbook, we want to make them feel special.
  • How good the programs I didn’t know were.
  • Kevin was the best thing today!
  • The amount of activities, clubs and sports that need recognition and appreciation.
  • Kevin!
  • Kevin was sooo good and that inspired me to look at what else is at Antelope!
  • The way people encouraged each other.
  • People’s thoughts on different topics presented.
  • Hearing others have similar ideas.
  • Seeing everyone support each other.
  • That I had a lot of leadership qualities in common with people from other groups on campus.
  • Kevin
  • When you said “lit”
  • KEVIN! Reciting The Raven!
  • Kevin!
  • How helpful this was!
  • Kevin
  • How fun it was
  • How some people feel unappreciated in their programs
  • What people’s strengths were
  • How many groups go unrecognized
  • Smaller clubs and sports opening up
  • How inclusive everyone was
  • How open we were
  • The number of diverse leaders
  • How supportive everyone was for each other’s opinions
  • How many leaders I didn’t know
  • The similarities between leaders in my diverse group
  • How happy everyone was throughout the whole day
  • How many different clubs there are
  • Awesome drama skit
  • How comfortable I was during this conference and talking with others
  • How good of leader’s others are
  • The hand motions and how each one had a meaning behind it
  • How open people can be to strangers
  • How connected our school became in a span of a few hours
  • How many cool and inspirational leaders we never met before
  • How much we came together
  • I learned new things about my group
  • The JR/Senior prom/ball (great idea!)
  • I enjoyed the energy everyone put out.
  • How many clubs felt left out
  • The number of people that talked
  • I learned a lot of things about other clubs and exciting to see what they were
  • How many people had never been taught how to have a conversation
  • How open we were
  • How much more we can do to show appreciation
  • How so many people have unique talents and intelligent insight to different approaches to leadership
  • I felt like I could be open
  • That no one felt left out today
  • The notecards and how they seemed genuine
  • When we came up with ideas to recognize other groups
  • A lot of people have a lot to say about the topics that were given
  • The leadership qualities that my peers had, learning those
  • Kevin’s monologue
  • The deep and intellectual talk I had with my group
  • How fun this was
  • How similar I am with others
  • Touching to hear my groups stories
  • Impressed how loving and supportive the overall environment was
  • That today was so interactive and inspiring
  • I was pleasantly surprised about how different this summit was then the previous
  • When Kevin recited “The Raven” and showed how cool the school’s drama program is
  • Never have I ever was lit
  • The love people have for all groups here at Antelope is really inspiring and eye opening
  • How personal it got; I really loved how programs specifically stated their goals. It was motivating to hear!
  • The “what’s one thing people don’t know about you?” It showed me to not judge a book by its cover.

What students said about the experience?

  • Great! Got everyone involved.
  • Overall good: fun and non-stop, stay that way!
  • Great & Nice.
  • Keep it up!!
  • Super cool!
  • Very good and funny!
  • Amazing Energy! Positivity!
  • Great speaker, was engaging!
  • He did a good job guiding us and encouraging us to speak our true thoughts.
  • He inspired me to think about how I’m leading my teams and clubs and how I help support other groups.
  • Liked be, do, have!
  • Really nice and kept the energy high.
  • Liked high intensity and kept me entertained!
  • He was really good and I loved his energy. Very funny too!
  • Great energy and amazing attitude/leadership! Always a good day with Freddie!!
  • Come back to Antelope!!!
  • Really cool & out going.
  • You did really well with creating fun and interesting ways to help everyone get to know each other and step out of their comfort zone. I think you motivated us to better our school in more ways than I would have originally thought. Thank you!
  • You seem wonderful and that you have a passion for what you do.
  • He was super cool and fun
  • Very clear-spoken, relatable, GOOD!
  • Freddie is a great presenter
  • Very passionate about what he does and brought out discussions that aren’t talked about often.
  • Really energetic and good at what he does
  • Awesome message!
  • You are inspiring! I love you Freddie!
  • I loved that not everything was super emotional but provoked thoughts more in depth than surface level
  • How positive and relatable Freddie is
  • Keep doing what you love!
  • Absolutely amazing!
  • Good job demonstrating leadership
  • I really like the way you made me comfortable talking to others and I thought I wouldn’t
  • Nice dance moves.
  • Loved his ideas and positivity
  • Positive energy
  • He was truly lit
  • Your positivity grows and gave me positivity for the day
  • It was really uplifting and made me feel good
  • Very helpful!
  • Really brought up the idea of unity well
  • Freddie was awesome. I’d go so far to say he was ‘lit’
  • You’re a great speaker and had a good flow
  • I loved it! You did great with controlling the group and relating to your audience!
  • I liked how enthusiastic he was and understanding. He was an amazing speaker and gave everyone a chance to be heard
  • You opened a wall that will allow us to support one another
  • Very rad vibe
  • The presenter has personality and keeps you engaged with the material.
  • Freddie was amazing!! He really knew how to connect to the students.
  • Made it fun, yet touching
  • Freddie says lit and he’s a very cool guy. He always knows what to say and keeps the students entertained
  • You are awesome and one of the best speakers we’ve had
  • Made it fun! He’s funny
  • Got everyone involved!
  • His words were extremely meaningful and didn’t feel bored at all today
  • Cares a lot
  • He was great. He talked to me right when I walked in and showed that we have a lot of things in common.
  • Loved your respect for us
  • He understands what it is like to deal with teens
  • Usually speakers are boring but he mixed it up to make us interested
  • Fun-loving, caring and well spoken
  • You were very inclusive and funny. Enjoyed it!
  • Relatable
  • This was very special to me. I got to share a part of myself that not many people understand. Thank you for giving me that chance.
  • Super lit guy. Very laid back and knows what to tell us directly
  • Thank you so much for taking time to talk to us. Today was inspiring! Honestly!
  • Very upbeat
  • The presenter was really good and I could tell that he was really passionate about leadership
  • He showed me different ways to know someone and not to judge

Whitney High School