Youth Leadership and Wellness Summit

UPDATE:  We are excited to plan the 2024 Youth Leadership & Wellness Summit, in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania!

Back again is Musician and speaker SAUL PAUL– “Music with a Message”

Mission: We Have Decided is a youth leadership and mental wellness summit to inspire connection, growth in personal development, and resources to mange and empower your mental health. This is done through 3 elements of education and skill building, wellness, happiness and decisions.

Vision: The goal to educate and empower students to manage the unique stressors in society and everyday life, along with teaching concrete skills to improve leadership abilities and support each other. We Have Decided, is a statement to act on your thoughts, goals, and aspirations in one’s life through positive influence and life skills- to ultimately make today better than yesterday.

The December 1st. We Have Decided, Summit is held for all Webb Bridge Middle School Students and Alpharetta High School Student leaders. Please contact your school for more information Assistant Principal Carmen Hurst is happy to assist you, HurstC@fultonschools.org

Registration for Webb Bridge Middle School is open, click here to register.

Listed below are the leadership and wellness breakout sessions that will be a part of your student’s day at the Youth leadership summit:

  • Music performer and Keynote speaker Saul Paul
  • Yoga and mind-body relaxation and wellness session
  • Art Creativity – with Ashley Miller
  • LRJ Foundations session on Mental health, wellness, emotions regulation and social media. featuring Sanona William, LPC
  • Healthy communication and problem solving
  • Resiliency and bouncing back from Adversity. By Fulton County Schools, Social Emotional Support (SES) School Social Worker Stephanie Schuette.

We are currently seeking partnerships, sponsorships

We can’t do this without you! Building youth to become resilient, empowered, and supported with strong mental wellness takes an entire COMMUNITY!

Contact Teressa, for more information. TeamLRJ@LRJFoundation.com


2020 Georgia Summit Participants: Along with Webb Bridge Middle School Assistant Principal Carmen Hurst, we have teamed up with 5 local Middle schools and their Assistant Principals, in the Northwest Learning Community (NWLC) of Fulton County schools, to serve a selection of 7th & 8th-grade students from each school.

What to know more about this great Youth leadership event?  Check out the highlight video and details below.


2020 Event details:

  • The experience will shape youth leadership skills to instill confidence, build resilience, manage and understand life stressors, learn empathy as a leader, and reduce barriers to help-seeking behaviors to best support their overall mental wellness and others.
  • Our Keynote speaker and musician performer, Saul-Paul, A Musician with a message. For the last decade, SaulPaul has earned an international reputation as a “Musician with a Message” known for entertaining, inspiring, and empowering audiences across the globe. You can find more about him here, http://saulpaul.com/ 
  • Paul Gilbride is the owner of Gilbride Corporate Coaching, LLC where he works with individual contributors, teams, and organizations to navigate issues such as leadership, team effectiveness, career navigation, and creating meaningful and purposeful lives both in and out of work.
    Much of his leadership philosophy aligns with the work of Brené Brown and is one of approximately 400 professionals trained by Brené to facilitate her leadership work.  You can find more about Paul here,
  • LRJ Foundation: Mental Wellness Education to provide educational workshops on Anxiety, Social Media, and Mental Health. www.LRJFoundation.com
  • Jeannine Jannot- Author, The Disintegrating Student: Super Smart & Falling Apart, and Academic coach: https://www.jeanninejannot.com/home

Contact Teressa for more information and how to add value to this great event! TeamLRJ@LRJFoundation.com


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