All I can say is WOW! its been a couple of days now since the Conference ended and I got tell you!
Im missing my peeps already. In the short time I got to know you guys I felt like I'd known you my entire life. Not only were we able to empower you but you empowered us! First and Foremost, the youth at this conference changed my life! I met so many awesome youth who truly wanted to learn and change the system. All of you guys are amazing. The hardest part about the conference was having to say goodbye.
I don't know if I can get used to this guys. I want to know where all of you end up in 5 years. I wanna know if your voices were heard and if your dreams were reached. The last day was so hard many of us All-Stars had tears in our eyes. Secondly, to the All-Stars themselves. How awesome was it that we pulled together and did it as a team. I love all of you guys so much. I've never cared about so many people in such a short amount of time. Everyday I get I think about how much little time we have left together. It is an honor to work with you guys. All in all my favorite part about the conference was the youth. I cant begin to tell you how much I learned from them.
Well have fun and be safe! :)
Thanks for reading,
Shaden Jedlicka 2010 All-Star~Arkansas