Schools attending YBKC Summer Camp do NOT need to register for the speaking event, as it is part of the YBKC Summer Camp's agenda
To register your school for this premier Balfour Leadership Speaker event, please fill out the registration information below. Seats will be first come, first served and we do expect for this event to fill every seat in the house. This registration page will close once the event is booked to capacity. Schools do not need to be registered for the YBKC Summer Camp in its entirety to be able to attend this premier event.
This is a FREE speaking event for all area schools that wish to attend. Schools need not be a Balfour Yearbook or Scholastic Products customer to attend.
Please select groups from your campus to attend that will benefit from the topics that Shane will discuss: Leadership, involvement, community, and connection. We strongly recommend sending your school's yearbook, newspaper and magazine staffs.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Bell Cultural Events Center
2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062
Click HERE for a map and directions to this event
Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes early so there is time for check in and seating for a prompt start time at 10:30. The speaking event will last one hour, but feel free to stay after to take photos with Shane. We expect that the entire event will be over by 11:30.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Whitney Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.607.1019
Shane Feldman is an internationally recognized youth empowerment expert, motivational speaker, producer, and social entrepreneur. Shane is the creative strategist and visionary behind the world’s largest youth-run organization that has impacted over 10-million youth in over 100 countries. Shane appears in the new docuseries “Undercover High”, that premiered on A&E this winter. The eye-opening television series takes a first-hand look at the inner-workings of the universal American experience of life in public high school located in Topeka, Kansas. The groundbreaking series sent Shane back to high school, embedded as a teenager, to uncover what life is really like for a public high school student today.
As a child of divorce, Shane was constantly moving with his mom, lacked consistent male role models, experienced relentless bullying, and felt socially isolated. After moving to a brand new city, Shane entered 9th grade desperate for a positive experience, but instead felt lost and invisible. With the help of a committed guidance counselor, Shane became active in local clubs, theater and volunteerism. Getting involved turned Shane’s life around, and inspired him to launch a school project to help his peers find their passion through community involvement. What started as a small project remarkably went viral, and has since evolved into the global phenomenon known as Count Me In.
Count Me In inspires youth to be positive change agents in their community and is a global leader in immersive and practical student leadership training, and community building. Over the past decade, the organization has inspired tens of thousands of youth-led volunteer projects, equating to over 100-million hours of community service worldwide, worth $2.4 billion. Once socially isolated, Shane is now a renowned youth advocate committed to energizing those who feel lost or disenfranchised as he once did. As an expert on the power of positivity and human potential, Shane travels the globe sharing his story, inspiring students to create an inclusive culture of connection, and helping them uncover their value and potential.