To celebrate International Men's Day, Rocking Ur Teens is teaming up with Thomson Reuters to hold a one-day energetic and interactive conference for teenage boys. Bringing together teens from different backgrounds, the event is timed to take place in Anti-Bullying Week and aims to nurture our leaders of tomorrow, inspire them and raise their aspirations.
Taking place on 14 November at Thomson Reuters' London offices, the event will be hosted by presenter and TV star Dean Quinton. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers* including Jonny Benjamin MBE, Paralympian world champion 600cc motorcyclist and British alpine skier Talan Steels and actor and model Tyson Douglas, who has appeared on stage and television. They will share their career stories and talk about how they have become the successful people they are now. Demonstrating that we are each unique and special in our own way, speakers are carefully selected; usually aged under 30, have followed unusual paths and they have gone into non-typical industries. The teens will also take part in practical workshops, bringing to life what they learn in the classroom.
Founded in 2015 with a mission of connecting teens for a positive and vibrant future, Rocking Ur Teens has held five conferences to date, welcoming over 850 boys and girls at its annual single sex conferences in the UK. Conferences focus on self, collaboration, career and making a difference. Over the next five years Rocking Ur Teens aims to host these on a global level with a view to forming a revolutionary teen hood. The first step towards this goal is for swiss teens to take part in the upcoming event online.
Jenny Garrett, award winning author, speaker, coach and co-founder of Rocking Ur Teens said: “As a mum, I can see that it’s harder than ever for teenagers growing up in our ever- changing, challenging world. Our conferences aim to inspire young people, increase their self- esteem and show them how to be the best they can be.”
Sandy Parris, event planner and co-founder of Rocking Ur Teens, added: “We’ve created an event which brings together young teens from all over the country to be inspired, connect and celebrate their uniqueness.”
Geoffrey Williams, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA at Thomson Reuters and co-founder of Rocking Ur Teens commented: “These conferences are about bringing to life the realities of various careers so that young people can map out their journeys with the clarity, understanding and role models that they can relate to.”
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the conference is highly subsidised and tickets cost just £20 per student or teacher, which includes a light lunch.
To find out more about the conference and how to sponsor the event or book a ticket see rockingurteens.com.