This summer, we’re going hybrid!
Get ready because it’s time for the 2021 LMTI Summer Leadership Conference. This year, we are thrilled to be making a partial return to YMCA Camp Mason to kick off our hybrid conference.
The conference will feature all the things you love about LMTI- inspiring presenters, thought-provoking workshops, amazing friends, and tons of TI fun! Can’t make it up to camp but still want to participate? No problem! Just sign up for the virtual portion! Please register and check back often for updates! If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us so that we can help make sure that you get the most out of the week!
Register now by clicking on an option below!
Agenda & Conference Materials Coming Soon!
The health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. Our policies and protocols are based on the recommendations of the CDC and NJ DOH Youth Camp Standards. Please review the information below so that you know what to expect in terms of COVID-19 safety protocols.
Engage in sessions to:
Find & reignite your passion
Feeling a bit off track after all we’ve been through in the last year? We are here to help you find or remember your passions- the things that bring you joy and keep you grounded.
Cultivate your strengths
What are the things you already do really well? We want to help you develop and celebrate your strengths even more!
Learn coping skills
The past year has been a struggle for all. Many of us are feeling overwhelmed and out of touch with how to work through challenges. We’ll be working together to enhance coping skills to help you continue to navigate this difficult time.
Create positive support
We can’t do it alone! Finding positive support is a critical piece of leadership. We’ll talk about how to find the kind of support you need to be your very best!
Featured Presenters & Workshop Facilitators
For the past decade, De’Marco Fomby has been working to live out his passion — inspiring and motivating young people to become the absolute best they can be. Using his background in music, sports, and mentoring, he aims to help teens understand that there is power in their passions, and through those passions, they can change the world with their influence.
Sean V. O’Beirne, Sr.
Sean V. O’Beirne, Sr. has been involved with youth engagement and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention since he was a teenager himself. Sean has been bringing his IALAC presentation to youth audiences for over 25 years, and his messages continue to resonate with participants because of his authenticity, honesty, and humor.
As a humorist, motivational comedian, and keynote speaker, Kevin Wanzer has been earning rave reviews for over thirty years. Inspiring and entertaining audiences in refreshing ways is all he has ever known. Through stories and humor, he helps people reconnect with hidden passions,
embrace diversity, and celebrate community through laughter.
M & P Presentations
Matt Matkovich and Phil Januszewski are a high energy duo who cultivate confidence and promote positivity. Through a dynamic and unique presentation, Matt and Phill create a comfortable and humorous atmosphere
for students to take the time to learn about effective leadership, self-confidence, positivity, clear communication, and having an all inclusive mentality.
Amanda Duncan is here to save the day! Amanda is no stranger to the world of TI, having been a former participant herself. She makes feel-good music that she performs at riotous live shows to leave you feeling like you can take over the world. Her second biggest passion is seeing people succeed at the things they set out to do. Amanda wants everyone to feel like they can live a creative and happy life!
Dr. Melany Rivera
Born and raised in a rural town in Puerto Rico, Dr. Melany Rivera-Maldonado decided to change her career path in 2010 from journalism to clinical psychology. Hardheaded, but with a kind heart and a love for stories, she found in psychology the possibility to create, and help others create, a healing narrative of life itself. As a first generation graduate student, she values the importance of mentorship and the power of fostering and nurturing relationships.
Kyle “Zippy” Kowal
Zippy is a dedicated alumni of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (’08)! They hold a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. Zippy currently works in Student Affairs at Penn State, and also serves as part of the LMTI summer staff. They believe in giving youth leaders the power and support to create the change needed to establish the future they want to inhabit.
Mary Kate Chapman is the Associate Executive Director for Positive Youth Development at GUIDE. She started her journey in this field at the age of 17 when she attended GUIDE’s annual youth leadership program, Georgia Teen Institute. MK knows the importance of encouraging and equipping youth with resources and tools to change communities – after all, that’s how she learned to use her own voice so many years ago.
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Pam Presinal is Education Supervisor at Partners in Prevention. With a background in Public Health, she aims to impact the lives of many individuals, young and old, through open communication, support and knowledge. Pam uses her positive attitude and bright energy to encourage those around her to make healthy, happy decisions that coincide with a substance free life.
Prior to stepping into her current role as Partners in Prevention’s Training Director, Jamie was the Director of LMTI for 18 years. She has over 25 years of experience in the fields of youth engagement and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention. A former participant of TI herself, Jamie truly believes in the power of young people, and in the importance of providing space and opportunity for youth to gain leadership skills and confidence in themselves and their unique abilities.
Carlo Favretto Jr. began working for Atlantic Prevention Resources in January 2019 and is the Regional Youth Coordinator of South Jersey for the Youth Tobacco Action Groups Program (a program of Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey) for the new Incorruptible.Us campaign. Carlo has a B.A. in History with a concentration in International Studies from Rowan University. Carlo was a former REBEL Youth Advisory Board member when he was in high school, and now helps facilitate Atlantic County’s Stand Up and REBEL program.
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