Adrian McLemore, Michael Sanders, & Jamole Callahan

“The Amazing Race….Making Sure Youth and Families Win!”

Prices: $ 135/per person • $ 125/group of 5+

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Group Registration please email vfafacoordinator@gmail.com

*CEU’s pending *This event is included in foster/adoptive parents weekend fee

*This event will be filmed for J.A.M promotional purposes.

They will encourage us to rethink, redesign and recommit to serving children and families. Participants will learn how to harness youth voice and how to maximize authentic engagement and help address challenges associated with being a ‘youth in care’ with solution focused approaches.

At the start of the day Jamole, Adrian, and Michael will broadcast The Daily J.A.M Podcast LIVE from the VFAFA Conference. This special interactive episode will focus on communication/collaboration between foster/adoptive parents, child welfare workers and education professionals. JAM will interweave strategies and practical tips throughout the episode for participants to utilize and facilitate better communication between youth, families, and partners. 

In the afternoon we will dive into Shadowbox Learning – is an unconventional kind of training – the approach is designed to help participants develop expertise and see challenging scenarios through the eyes of experts. We do this by concentrating on critical thinking skills such as building more than one story, looking for patterns, seeking information, and prioritizing. The primary goal will be to strengthen participants’ critical thinking skills. 

Adrian McLemore, Armed with a commanding stage presence and a compelling life story that combines humor and humility, he has inspired and delighted audiences across the country fro more than a decade as a professional speaker and trainer. He encourages his audiences to embrace the challenges of life and strive to see the bigger picture. Widely known for being authentic on stage, Adrian seeks to live out his passion of serving others with is talents, expertise and education.

Michael Sanders, has been referred to as an “Edutainer”…successfully blending education and entertainment for maximum learning and FUN. He has spent 30 years working with youth and their families, and brings his enthusiasm for groups in a humorous and exciting presentation. As a national speaker, trainer and consultant, Michael travels extensively motivating teens, inspiring families and educating professionals to be and do their best! Michael’s mission is simple, “to help every adult becomes a FAN of teens!”

Jamole Callahan, is an international trainer, consultant and 1/3 of The Daily JAM. Jamole spent six years in foster care where he experience multiple moves before he aged out at 18. He works closely with legislators in Washington, DC to help shape policy to better serve youth in care. Jamole also sits on various boards that promotes better outcomes for current and former foster and adoptive youth. He has a vision for empowering resource parents, caseworkers, and youth in foster care to succeed.