This event will not take place April 16. We are working to reschedule and will provide details when available. Full refunds will be made to those already registered.
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Southwest Initiative Foundation’s mission comes to life every day thanks to our donors, partners and friends.
We’ve set ambitious goals to “Grow Our Own” and help all our southwest Minnesota kids reach their full potential. There is power in each of us. And, we’re even stronger together.
Join us at Prairie’s Edge Convention Center on Thursday, April 16, to celebrate our impact and be inspired to make a difference for the kids and families in your life!
- 5-6 p.m. Social hour with cash bar
- 6-8 p.m. Dinner and program
Meet Our Special Guest Speaker: Josh Shipp
Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult.
A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.” Thanks to the support of teachers, counselors, and a wonderful set of foster parents, Josh went on to be listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, and is now a postgraduate student at Harvard.