Student Speaker Application NCFL's 2017 Families Learning Conference

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Student Speaker Nomination Guidelines
The National Center for Families Learning is seeking student speakers for the Families Learning Conference to be held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona, October 9 - 11, 2017. Nominees must have:
  • Attended a family literacy or family learning program that has a 2-generational learning component and completed at least 1 or 2 years in the program
  • Completed a minimum of 3 speaking engagements in their class/school, in front of local groups and/or local or state conferences with at least one of these groups having 50 – 100 attendees
  • Demonstrated that he/she is fluent in English
The student speaker must be supported by the staff of the family literacy/family learning program as the student writes and completes the speech. The student speaker must be willing to travel to Tucson, arrive on Sunday, October 8, and be available for an on-site practice session on October 8 prior to the opening session on October 9.

Please Note: If your student speaker nominee is selected, NCFL will pay travel expenses for the student speaker – details to follow once selection is made.

We are particularly interested in students who have a story to tell about how attending a family literacy/family learning program has changed their lives, who developed strategies for supporting their children's academic development, have begun to accomplish some of their employment or vocational goals and/or have developed supportive strategies to include their extended family.  We would love to hear how through family literacy/family learning services, adult learners have found their way to economic and family success.

While NCFL prefers people to use the online nomination system, you may also download an editable Word version of the application here, and email the completed form to The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017.