Building Stronger Kids

Resiliency and Communication
in the Age of Social Media.

A Special Event on Thursday, April 5th


One Night

Thursday, April 5th

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

5 Panelists

Five local leaders will help us navigate and discover how to help our kids become stronger

250 Seats

This is a free event, but seating is limited.  Pre-registration is required.

Register here.

One Location

Topeka Collegiate School
2200 SW Eveningside Drive
Topeka, KS 66614

"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine
can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."

Louis V. Gerstner

Why This Event

Childhood is not always the carefree experience we imagine, nor is childhood education is simply being taught language, science, math, and arts. It is a time when our kids learn how to navigate social environments and situations. All children will at one time or another experience challenging or traumatic events.

Parents, as well as teachers, ministers, counselors, coaches, and friends, all play a vital role in developing resiliency in children. The increasing penetration of technology - specifically smartphones, tablets and social media - has created a new challenge to the type of communication needed for building our kids' strengths and coping abilities.

This special event will aim to provide knowledge, skills, and strategies to allow our children, and ourselves, reclaim the ability to communicate openly and honestly and build resilience.

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Who Is This For

All of us.

Parents, teachers, mentors, counselors, ministers, guardians, coaches, peers - and, of course - our kids.

Adults - and kids 12-years or older - who live in the greater Topeka area are welcome.

It is free to attend, but pre-registration is required, as there will be limited seating available.

We invite you to take advantage of this free opportunity to learn what some of our local leaders and experts say about the intersection of resiliency, communication, and technology.

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What Will I Learn

Each of us lives in differing situations and circumstances, so we each will take away something different and appropriate to our own lives and those of the children in our care.

But simply, we hope you will learn:

  • What is resiliency and why is it so important to develop this life skill?
  • How exactly do we "be supportive" to our children and our peers?
  • What impact is technology having on our kids?
  • What are some realistic things I can change in my habits, my family's habits, and my child's habits?

And much more.

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Inspirational Author and Speaker John O'Leary spoke at Topeka Collegiate last year, and the kids were inspired to make a
visual collage
of one of his inspirational essays.


Topeka Collegiate School
2200 SW Eveningside Drive
Topeka, KS 66614