Leadership Summit aimed at Cultivating Youth throughout Churchill County

FALLON, Nevada -- July 26, 2017 -- Designed for and inspired by the young leaders of Churchill County, LEAD Green’s first annual summit is to be held on Aug. 4 and 5 at Churchill County High School. The summit will empower participants to be better community leaders by cultivating a conversation with themselves and others about what drives and inspires them to create positive change.

The theme for the summit is ‘Discovering Your Why,’ allowing participants to leave with a clearer picture of their own motivations to better help them serve others.

The summit is an opportunity for the dedicated and talented leaders of Churchill County, from both CCHS and Oasis Academy, to engage with one another as well as leaders that came before them through the panel and keynote speaker. Group activities, a service project and guided self-reflection will help participants define their aspirations for their future and solidify the driving question behind good leadership: their why.

Keynote speaker Shiva Rajagopal graduated from Churchill County High School before receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in upstate New York. Rajagopal currently works for Fitbit in San Francisco and has previously interned at Tesla, Microsoft and the National Youth Science Camp. Rajagopal said he hopes his experiences will help participants to find their ‘why.’

“I believe through the LEAD Green Summit, Fallon's next generation of leaders will be better equipped to have a positive effect on the world around them, wherever they go,” Rajagopal said.

In addition to the keynote speaker, community leaders within Churchill County such as County Commissioners, City Council members, and local business owners will also be present and engaged with the leadership summit.

LEAD Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and cultivating the leaders of Churchill County through trainings like the summit, a scholarship program and mentoring. Founded by current Washington State University student and Fallon native Garrett Kalt, the organization was inspired by his own support network in Fallon and the opportunities he was given as a young leader.

To sign up, participants can register online at leadgreenwave.org or onsite. A $10 registration fee includes a t-shirt, meals for the weekend and all other conference materials.

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Leadership Summit Contact:

Garrett Kalt, LEAD Green Founder and President

leadgreenwave@gmail.com | 775-427-8272

Media Contact:

Kelsey Jones, LEAD Green Communication Director

kelsey.a.jones@wsu.edu | 425-765-9773