Local Youth Benefit from John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative

Half a million young people were served in October and April through The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative. The series of events were held in large cities and small villages.  The JMT Global Youth Initiative is an international movement of hundreds of free community events. Topics range from leadership development and anti-bullying to self esteem and success. The mission is to help the youth in communities around the world thrive.

Locally, Sunny Fridge Consulting, LLC (www.sunnyfridge.com) led two events for Mississippi area youth and young adults ages 8-18. YouthMAX Imagine Y.O.U. was hosted by the PEARSON Foundation at Sweet Rest Church in Pearl on Wednesday, April 26th from 6 – 8 p.m.  A second event was hosted Saturday, April 29th from 2-4 p.m. at The Church Triumphant Global in Jackson by TCTG Youth Ministry.  Both events featured an engaging presentation of inspiration, entertainment and fun by local artists and motivational speakers.

The events included a special video teaching from Nick Vujicic, JMT Global Ambassador for the YouthMAX Plus program. Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare congenital condition characterized by the absence of arms and legs. He has inspired millions with his humor and faith.

“Through the John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative, my team and I have the chance to influence tomorrow’s leaders today,” said Sunny Fridge, Ph.D., Certified John Maxwell Team Member and co-YouthMAX Facilitator. “Our young people face many challenges and struggles with confidence, bullying and fear of failure.  We want to remind them they are valued and have what it takes to rise and shine as leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world. 

Leadership develops daily, not in a day. – John Maxwell

With my mentor John Maxwell, I’ve learned that leadership develops daily, not in a day. Our goal is to spark an intentional and lifelong leadership interest in today’s youth.”

As certified members take to their communities to make a difference, events will be happening all around the world. To reserve your free seat in the next Pearl or Jackson event or if you would like to partner or be a sponsor for these events, call (601) 376-9522.  Be sure to check youthmax.com for additional information about the events happening in Jackson and Pearl, Mississippi.


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