Movement 1

Success, happiness, and stability, things we all aim for in life but it’s a lot to aspire to at only 15.

In an effort to inspire students, a group of juniors decided to start a movement.

“We started a program at school called ‘Way of the Warrior’, and we bring in motivational speakers on Wednesdays to talk to the kids after school. So this idea came from having all of these speakers that we want to bring to the kids but don’t have the time to do it. We thought why not open this up to the public and host an event,” said Junior at Waubonsie, Mitchell Hammond.

From there, Movement ONE was born. Similar to the now famous TedX talks, the group invited life coaches and motivational speakers to the Saturday morning event.

Many professionals jumped at the chance to share their presentations with students and the community.

“When I heard these students created a new movement, movement of one, that’s difficult because not everyone is on board with something that is new. So these are brave students and so I wanted to be a part of something and come along side of them and say you can do this. Yes you can make it,” said speaker, Dr. Michelle Vaughn.

This presentation format is growing in popularity recently, inspiring audiences to make the most of life.

“People are busy, they are on the go, things are moving so fast so they want to be able to be inspired quickly, they want it mobile so that they can watch it anywhere. I think that’s why people are gravitating toward Ted Talks and things like that,” said speaker, April Stallworth.

The students who started it all hope that everyone leaves with a fresh outlook on life.

“We just want to impact more people, even if its just one, that’s our whole concept that one idea can impact one person that can ultimately impact the world,” said junior at Waubonsie, Monica Griffin.

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